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Art Historian Samantha Hoover to Speak at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, October 2, 2003

Visiting art historian Samantha Hoover will discuss the aura of post-modern photography in the 1980s at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 6 in Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium.

Hoover will demonstrate how the blurring of boundaries between sculpture and photography is an attempt to incorporate the hand of the artist into photography, producing photographs that are "made" and not "taken." Hoover will focus on four artists—Annette Messager, Doug Starn, Mike Starn and Bill Barrette—and how they have successfully stretched the limitations of photography and uniquely affected or manipulated the photograph.

Hoover is an independent art historian from New York City. She has a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor's degree from SUNY Binghamton.

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.