Juried Work by Fine Arts Students and Advanced Drawing & Painting Thesis Work on View in The Teaching Gallery

April 22, 2024

Year-end exhibits by students enrolled in the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media are mounted each spring at Hudson Valley Community College. All exhibits and opening receptions are open free to the public in The Teaching Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Administration Building on the Troy campus.

On view April 25 through May 4, are The Ruminations of a Generation, the 2024 Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting Thesis Exhibit, and the 2024 Juried Fine Arts Student Exhibit. An opening reception including program awards is Thursday, April 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in The Teaching Gallery, where regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Ruminations of a Generation features work by artists enrolled in Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting, two semesters of guided study with Professor Thomas Lail for students who have completed foundation art courses and wish to pursue their own body of work. The 2023-2024 Advanced Study students are Chase Coleman, Megan D’Arton, Samantha Nielsen, Caleb Saunders, Faneeza Soloman, Savannah Tenace, Mya Tice and Steven Valentine.

The Juried Fine Art Student Exhibit includes selected work by Fine Arts majors from the Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters, including drawing, painting, two-dimensional design and photography. Pulse 9, the Digital Media Program exhibition of photography, drawing, graphic design, animation, two-dimensional design, digital imaging, video, web art and interactive media, occupied The Teaching Gallery from April 4-13.

HVCC offers an Associate in Science degree in Fine Arts, and an Associate of Science degree or certificate in Digital Media. Most graduates plan to continue their education at a four-year college. Current enrollment is 111 in the Digital Media Program and 56 in the Fine Arts Program, up from 96 and 54 in 2023, respectively.

The year-end exhibits are planned and installed by students enrolled in Gallery Management courses at HVCC. Fine Arts and Digital Media faculty members include Justin Baker, Tara Fracalossi, also gallery director, Kyra Garrigue, Thomas Lail, Jean O’Malley and Jason Van Staveren. Exhibits are supported by the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media and the Cultural Affairs Program. Receptions are provided by the HVCC Foundation and the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

For more information, please contact Debby Gardner at d.gardner@hvcc.edu or call (518) 629-8071.

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