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Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley March 17-April 2

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 17, 2003

Art Exhibit

Questar III – The Capital Region's best high school artists will exhibit works of all media in the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College's Marvin Library from March 6 through March 30. Exhibit times are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is free.


"Mississippi Burning" – Based on the Ku Klux Klan's murders of three civil-rights activists in 1964, "Mississippi Burning," starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dufoe, will play in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

"Dr. Strangelove" – First released in 1964 at the height of the Cold War and with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in people's memories, "Dr. Strangelove" is about if the wrong person pushed the wrong button. The film is showing on Tuesday, April 1 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Showtimes are noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Potatoes, Providentialism, and Philanthropy: International Donations to Ireland During the Great Hunger – Dr. Christine Kinealy, a Fellow of Liverpool University and Reader in History at the University of Central Lancashire, will present an overview of people and organizations around the world that sent aid to Ireland during the Potato Famine of the 1860s in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunication Center auditorium on Thursday, March 20. The lecture is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and admission is free.

Stephen L. Hyatt Memorial Lecture - Figurative and landscape painter Ronald Cohen will be the speaker at the first Stephen L. Hyatt Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center. Cohen, an Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa, creates stage-like tableaux with figures, flora and fauna that recall Italian and French romantic painting but address the contemporary loss of that historical tradition and the beliefs and stories that fed it. Admission to the lecture is free for Hudson Valley students, faculty and staff, and $5 for the general public.

The Holocaust Kid – Sonia Pilcer is the daughter of Polish-Jewish parents who met in Germany at the Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp. In her book, "The Holocaust Kid," she depicts the intimate, painful lives of Jewish survivors and their children. Pilcer will relate her personal experience at noon on Wednesday, April 2 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center. Admission is free.

Hudson Valley Community College, located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.