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Fall 2014 Events Schedule at Hudson Valley Community College Features Performance, Arts and Lectures Through November; The Public is Welcome to Attend

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

The fall 2014 schedule of lectures, exhibits and performances at Hudson Valley Community College began this month and continues through November. The line-up of day and evening events is open to the public free of charge, unless otherwise noted. Details are available at

On Wednesday, Sept. 24 at noon, Oliver S. Holmes, an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presents “Is There a Low Carbon Diet in Your Future?”, a discussion of how the choices we make in our daily lives affect climate change. Holmes suggests we rethink our individual, but interrelated choices in food, housing, recreation and transportation to have a positive effect on the environment. His talk takes place in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

The vulnerable Monarch butterfly is the subject of a talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at noon, also in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center. “Monarch Butterflies, An Endangered Migration,” by Ernest Williams, professor of biology at Hamilton College and butterfly ecologist for more than 30 years, looks at the long-term decline of this much-loved creature and the conservation initiatives aimed at reversing its downward trend.

Duo Marchand, based on a family of court musicians from the 17th century, performs music and songs from the Renaissance and Shakespearean plays on the lute and harp on Thursday, Oct. 2 at noon in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

Bringing a unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor to the Maureen Stapleton Theatre stage on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., the Interfaith Amigos engage in an effective interfaith dialogue on the major social and economic issues of our time. Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman aim to spark discussion and collaboration among audience members.

The exhibition, “Following a Line: The Work of Susan Hartung,” is currently on view in the Teaching Gallery through Saturday, Oct. 25. A retrospective of paintings, drawings and prints by the Berkshire artist, who died earlier this month, the exhibition was curated by Brooklyn artist, Peter Dudek. For gallery hours and upcoming exhibitions, go to

Students of Community Education art classes from the past two years at Hudson Valley Community College present an exhibition of their drawings, paintings and collages from Sept. 29 through Oct. 29 in the Atrium of the Marvin Library Learning Commons. Go to for library hours.