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London Artist Karen Mirza to Present Screening of Works at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, September 25, 2003

In conjunction with Hudson Valley Community College's Open(ed) Spaces exhibit, Karen Mirza, an experimental filmmaker based in London, England, will present a selection of 16mm films and videos that were created by herself and those who have influenced her. The presentation will take place in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30.

Mirza earned a bachelor's degree in visual arts from the Camberwell College of Arts in London and a master's degree from the Royal College of Art. Her works have been exhibited in several shows throughout London, including the Arbutus Street Studio and the Lower Gulbenkian Gallery. She recently served as a visiting artist at the Royal College of Art, London.

Open(ed) Spaces is a yearlong exhibit in which nine artists from the Capital Region and beyond have placed site-related and site-specific works around the Hudson Valley campus. In addition to Mirza, the featured artists are James Cullinane, Christa Donner, Chris Duncan, Anna Dyson, Jeanne Flanagan, Thomas Lail, Paul Mauren, and Edward Mayer.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year.