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03/17/2016
Hudson Valley Community College Hosts First-Ever Digital Media Student Exhibition

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hudson Valley Community College's Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications announces the opening of "Pulse," a year-end exhibition of work by students of the Digital Media Associate in Science degree and certificate programs, on view in the college's Teaching Gallery from Friday, April 8 to Saturday, April 16.

This first-time exhibition comes after the college began offering a two-year degree program in Digital Media in fall 2014. The degree program followed the one-year certificate program, which attracted much student interest beginning in 2010. Both programs prepare students for work in the computerized graphic design and Web publishing fields, with study in drawing, photography and design, video art, digital imaging, animation and interactive media. Students of both programs also are prepared to transfer for further education.

The opening of the exhibition will be celebrated with a reception and awards ceremony, open to the public free of charge, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8 in the Teaching Gallery. Departmental program awards, in addition to an award underwritten by McGreevy ProLab & ProPress, will be announced.

Students have submitted class work in drawing, photography, two-dimensional design, video, graphic design, animation and generative art completed during summer and fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 for the exhibition, which was organized by students in the college's Gallery Management classes.

Teaching Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. For directions and more information, please visit: www.hvcc.edu/teachinggallery. The Teaching Gallery is located on the ground floor of the college's 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 its support of the reception and to McGreevy ProLab & ProPress. All exhibitions are installed and assisted by students in Gallery Management courses.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 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 nearly 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.