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Hudson Valley Community College Announces Teaching Gallery Exhibit Schedule for 2008 - 2009 School Year

CONTACT: Jessica Shahda (518) 629-7180 or
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, June 5, 2008

About the Teaching Gallery: The Teaching Gallery program was initiated in September 2001, inspired by the needs of students in the college\'s fast - growing Fine Arts program. The gallery, which used to be housed in the Marvin Library, will serve as a "living laboratory," where students plan, hang and market upcoming shows. The mission of the Teaching Gallery is to stimulate the creation and understanding of contemporary art for the benefit of the college and the larger community. For more information on the Teaching Gallery and its' exhibits, visit

Following is the schedule for upcoming exhibits and events in the teaching gallery. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

When: September 18 - October 18
Reception: Thursday, September 18, 4 - 6 p.m.
Artist Talk with Summer Mc Corkle: Thursday, September 18, 3 p.m., Maureen Stapleton Theatre

Exhibit: Look Portraits by Summer McCorkle and Lillian Mulero

Details: In her photographic series Deathworklovebirth, Brooklyn photographer Summer McCorkle has chronicled her Wisconsin - based family as relocation, death, birth and marriage has changed their makeup from that of her childhood memories. McCorkle's work raises the question of what constitutes a family? Lillian Mulero, of Albany NY, will present drawings and paintings of area artists, friends and arts workers in combination with selected objects to create installational portraits of her subjects.

When: October 30 - December 6
Reception: Thursday, October 30, 5 - 8 p.m.
Performance by the artists: Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m., Teaching Gallery

Exhibit: Collaborative Installation by Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer

Details: New York - based Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer will build an interdisciplinary journey through sound, image and text loosely responding to and interpreting ideas of private/public, contrasts/juxtapositions, relationships, architecture and space usage. Singer is, by training a filmmaker and journalist, and Ranaldo, a writer, visual artist and a co - founder of the experimental rock band Sonic Youth, will also present a live improvisational performance during the opening reception. The exhibit will be assisted by curatorial advisor Jan Van Woensel.

When: January 29 - April 4, 2009
Reception: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 4 - 6 p.m.
Artist Talk with Michael Oatman: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 3 p.m., BTC Auditorium

Exhibit: The Oatman - Lail News Hours Collages by Michael Oatman and Thomas Lail

Details: Since meeting in 1989 at the University at Albany MFA program, artists Michael Oatman and Thomas Lail have been friends and occasional collaborators. Though known for dramatically different takes on site specific installations, the Teaching Gallery will bring together for the first time ever, their individual investigations into large scale collage.