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Hudson Valley Fine Arts Students Engle, Lackaye and Gagnon Represent Well at SUNY Art Show

CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 28, 2001

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Hudson Valley students Megan Gagnon of Grafton, Katie Lackaye of Woodstock, and Tom Engle of Guilderland were selected for a juried show taking place at UAlbany through April 6, 2001 at the University Art Museum. The show is entitled "Fresh Talent: Selected Works by Art Students at SUNY Community Colleges." It is sponsored by the Office of the President at the University of Albany.

Gagnon is a second-year student, planning to transfer to a four-year art school. She has a still-life painting featured in the show. Lackaye also plans to transfer to a four-year art school. Her gelatin silver print was selected from a Directed Study in Drawing and Painting class. Engle had an oil painting selected from his Directed Study class.

University Art Museum hours are Wednesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information on participating artists, driving directions and other information about the show, check the above Web-site.

The Fine Arts program at Hudson Valley Community College is a broad-based curriculum, which acquaints students with all mediums and prepares them to continue their studies in the arts. The program—which leads to an Associate in Science degree in Fine Art—includes courses in design, drawing, painting, photography, art history and electronic arts. It provides the foundation level for students interested in continuing their studios in studio art, graphic design, art education or architecture.

The Fine Arts program at Hudson Valley allows students to master skills, to grasp the ideas behind those skills and to move on to four-year programs of good reputation with the confidence that they are well-prepared. Our students transfer to many top four-year art programs. At Hudson Valley, students have the opportunity to work with professionals in their field from the faculty, who are working artists, to visiting artists. For more information, call 629-8053 or 629-8009.

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 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 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning and workforce training.