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Hudson Valley Community College Hosts Annual Two-Part Juried Student Exhibition

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, April 10, 2015

Hudson Valley Community College’s department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications announces the opening of two year-end student exhibitions, the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and the Advanced Study Exhibition, on view in the college’s Teaching Gallery from Friday, April 17 to Saturday, May 2. Both exhibitions have been organized and assisted by students in Gallery Management courses.

The opening of the exhibitions will be celebrated with a reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17 in the Teaching Gallery. In addition to Department awards, four student awards underwritten by Arlene’s Artist Materials will be announced and cash awards will be presented to advanced study students. The reception and exhibitions are open to the public free of charge.

The juried exhibition comprises class work in painting, drawing, photography, two-dimensional design, video, graphic design, animation and net art submitted by students enrolled in Fine Arts and Digital Media programs during summer and fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.

Guest juror, Edward Mayer, is a professor and sculpture area head at the University at Albany. He holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin and a BA from Brown University. He is a National Endowment of the Arts Fellow and has had exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens; Zabriskie Gallery, New York City; and the New York State Museum.

Student participants in this year’s advanced exhibition, “While You Were Sleeping,” are Sara Alonge, S. Marissa Barnes, Anna Campbell, Quentin Carey, Nick Coonrad, Brittany Fedorchak, Anthony Guagliardo, Ibraheem Jara, Haley Macherone, Arnela Mahmutovic, Cody Montanye, Kevin Mosca and Garrett White. Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting is a year-long academic course of guided study for students who have completed foundation arts courses and wish to pursue their own body of work.

Teaching Gallery hours are 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, please visit: The Teaching Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications with assistance from the Office of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to the Faculty Student Association for their support of the reception.