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Hudson Valley Community College Student Advanced Study Exhibition Opening at Omi International Arts Center

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College’s Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications, Omi International Arts Center and Education Omi announce the opening of “Route/Paths,” an exhibition of works by students enrolled in the Advanced Study class at Hudson Valley Community College. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 in the Education Pavilions at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. A catalogue of the exhibition will be available.

Student participants in this year’s advanced exhibition, “Route/Paths” are David Bashe, Regina Coraldi, Lillian Ela, Melissa Flagler, Kyle Hotaling, Pete Hume, Katie Kelly, Samantha Kowalewski, Morgan Kunz, Sara O’Shea and Sidra Smith.

Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting is an academic year-long course of guided study for Fine Arts students who have completed foundation arts courses and wish to pursue the development of their own body of work. The course is taught by Associate Professor of Fine Arts Thomas Lail. A year-end thesis exhibition of the work was previously on view at The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.

Omi International Arts Center is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians and dancers. The 300-acre campus is also the site for The Fields Sculpture Park, a public exhibition space with nearly 80 contemporary sculptures; Architecture Omi, exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape; and Education Omi, an arts education program for children and teens.

Directions to Omi International Arts Center and the Education Pavilions are available at