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Artwork of Isabel Barbuzza to be Displayed at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Argentine artist Isabel Barbuzza's exhibit, "Suspensions," will be presented in Hudson Valley Community College's Teaching Gallery from November 18 to January 15, 2005.

"Suspensions" is a three-dimensional world map made from honeycombs and aluminum. Barbuzza, an assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Iowa, has worked with a bee keeper in Argentina to collect and clean the large number of honeycombs needed for the piece.

Barbuzza will talk about her exhibit in a lecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. There will be an opening reception at 4 p.m. on November 18, in the Teaching Gallery.

The Teaching Gallery, located in the Marvin Library, is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (518) 629-8006.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.