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Hudson Valley Cultural Affairs Calendar Listings January 22 – January 28

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-7180 or (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 9, 2006


Susan Graham – New York City artist Susan Graham exhibits her photographs of dreamlike landscapes, using a unique sugar paste technique to create beds, satellites, guns and other forms for her subjects. Graham will discuss her work at an opening lecture at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Her work will be on exhibit from Thursday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, March 2, at Hudson Valley’s Teaching Gallery in the Marvin Library. Hours: 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. (518) 629-8006.


Why Race Still Matters: What We Can Do to Challenge Institutional Racism – Renowned author and activist Barbara Smith explores the historical roots of institutional racism and how people of all ethnic and racial heritages can work together to challenge injustice. Lecture at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

The Art and Passion of Flamenco – Maria Zemantauski, one of the world’s few heralded female flamenco guitarists, will give a pre-concert talk before Paco Peña’s performance at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Rensselaer County Historical Society. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.


Paco Peña Company – Renowned flamenco guitarist Paco Peña brings the power and passion of southern Spain through song, flamenco dance and the music of three internationally celebrated guitarists. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Admission is $28, $25, or $15. Limited $20 tickets for Hudson Valley alumni and $10 tickets for college employees. For information, call (518) 273-0038.