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Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College Presents Work by Fine Arts Faculty

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community presents an exhibition of works by members of the college’s Fine Arts and Digital Media faculty. Open to the public, The 2014 Fine Arts and Digital Media Faculty Exhibition is on view from Nov. 6 to Dec. 6 during regular gallery hours.

An opening reception takes place on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery and a series of discussions with the artists will be held weekly during the exhibition, noon to 12:45 p.m., in the gallery. All events are free of charge.

Thomas Lail Untitled 360 (Hippie Swim), 2014 xerography on canvas, 48x48

The works, in a variety of media, showcase the scope and depth of talent among Hudson Valley’s Fine Arts and Digital Media faculty and include photography by Justin Baker, Milt Connors, Tara Fracalossi and William Jaeger; painting by Richard Garrison, Adam Daily, and Gail Roberts; video by Kyra Garrigue; and xerographic collages by Thomas Lail.

Artist Discussions:
Thursday, Nov. 13 – Richard Garrison
Wednesday, Nov. 19 – Kyra Garrigue
Tuesday, Nov. 25 – Justin Baker
Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Thomas Lail

Tara Fracalossi Archive (5 from green) 2014. Archival inkjet prints and graphite on paper mounted on aluminum.
10 x 18 inches

Founded in 2001, the Teaching Gallery has presented more than 50 exhibitions and lectures by contemporary professional artists of regional, national and international standing, as well as annual exhibitions by students in Hudson Valley’s highly regarded Fine Arts and Digital Media programs. Since 2007, the gallery has been housed in the award-winning Administration Building, designed by Architecture+ of Troy, NY. Through its exhibitions, the gallery serves as a learning laboratory for students in Fine Arts and Digital Media degree programs and Gallery Management, providing hands-on experience organizing, installing and maintaining exhibitions.

Gallery Hours:
The Teaching Gallery is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday, 12 - 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. For directions and more information, go to

Teaching Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications with assistance from the Office of Cultural Affairs. All exhibitions are installed and assisted by students in Gallery Management classes.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.