Cultural Affairs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events

Each fall and spring, Hudson Valley Community College offers quality cultural programming for the campus community and the general public.

Events are free of charge unless otherwise noted. All events are free for Hudson Valley students.

For more information about any of these events, call (518) 629-8071.


Artist Discussion with Monika Sosnowski
Thursday, February 11, 2016
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Join artist Monika Sosnowski for a discussion. Her exhibit with artist Carlos Loret De Mola, In This Place, is on display in the Teaching Gallery from Feb. 11 - March 19.

 

In This Place: Monika Sosnowski & Carlos Loret De Mola Opening Reception
Thursday, February 11, 2016
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teaching Gallery, located in Administration Building

The artists, Carlos Loret De Mola of Hudson and Monika Sosnowski of Brooklyn, present installations of their intimate and challenging photographs, clustered into groups, hung solo or set off in semi-private spaces.

On exhibit in the Teaching Gallery: Feb. 11 – March 19.

 

Jacqueline Wright and Paul Quigley: Works by Beaser and Pujol
Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Flutist, active recitalist and freelance musician Jacqueline Wright performs with ensembles throughout the Capital Region, including Albany Pro Musica and the Capital Region Wind Ensemble. She also is a music teacher and coach. Guitarist Paul Quigley has performed with the Glens Falls Symphony, the College of Saint Rose Camerata and at numerous venues in the U.S. and abroad. He is on the music faculty of Schenectady County Community College, The College of Saint Rose and SUNY Adirondack.

 

Twelfth Night
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maureen Stapleton Theatre (located in the Siek Campus Center)

As it concludes its seventh annual weeklong residency at the college, Shakespeare & Company presents the touring production of the romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night.” The Lenox, MA-based company uses educational outreach programs to bring the classical poetry and plays of Shakespeare to as many students and teachers as possible in ways that are personally meaningful, educationally inspiring and theatrically compelling.

 

Give or Get Lost
Thursday, February 18, 2016
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium and Meeting Rooms

Zac Halloran, CEO and founder of Twill, discusses his passion for giving back through social entrepreneurship. Twill sells 100% organic cotton blankets, and for each blanket purchased, another is set aside for a child in need. When his brother, a Hudson Valley Community College graduate, became suddenly ill, Zac was inspired to start a company that cares. Halloran describes the entrepreneurial life and how to get an idea off the ground.

 

“Old South” Film Screening
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Screenings: 10:30 a.m.; Noon and 1:30 p.m.
(54 mins)

In celebration of Black History Month, this award-winning film by Danielle Beverly tells a quiet, unfolding story that provides a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations in so many American communities. An Athens, Georgia college fraternity that traditionally flies the Confederate flag, moves to a historically black neighborhood and establishes a presence by staging an antebellum-style parade. What starts as a neighborhood struggle over southern cultural legacies, becomes a physical and emotional space for healing, possibilities, hope and grounds for understanding.

 

The Vagina Monologues
Friday, February 26, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Maureen Stapleton Theatre (located in the Siek Campus Center)

$10/person benefits Unity House of Troy

In its 10th year at Hudson Valley, this performance by the college’s Theatre Club promises to be extra special. Written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monolgues won an Obie Award and is now part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against girls and women.

 

The Vagina Monologues
Saturday, February 27, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Maureen Stapleton Theatre (located in the Siek Campus Center)

$10/person benefits Unity House of Troy

In its 10th year at Hudson Valley, this performance by the college’s Theatre Club promises to be extra special. Written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monolgues won an Obie Award and is now part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against girls and women.

 

Building the Future with Virtual Reality Software
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium and Meeting Rooms

Owen Bush and Dennis Adamo, founders of daydream.io, a virtual reality software company in Troy, describe the constantly changing landscape of digital media. Bush and Adamo stress the importance of being aware of and responding to the next wave of changes in order to survive and flourish in this fast-paced digital economy.

 

Caroline MotherJudge with Mitch Elrod in Concert
Friday, March 11, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Americana alt-folk diva Caroline MotherJudge and the inimitable Mitch Elrod perform, write, teach and produce music throughout Upstate New York, drawing from influences that range from the country blues of Hank Williams and Ray Charles to the swampy rhythms and deep gospel soul sounds of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Colonel Bruce Hampton.
Painterly lyrics, soaring vocal harmonies and generous arrangements supported by great musicians showcase a broad songbook of originals and well-chosen covers.

 

“Miss America” Film Screening
Monday, March 14, 2016

Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Screenings: 10 a.m.; Noon and 2 p.m.
(96 mins)

This award-winning film by Lisa Ades tracks the country’s oldest beauty contest—from its inception in 1921 as a local seaside pageant to its heyday as one of the country’s most popular events. Celebrating Women’s History Month, “Miss
America” paints a vivid picture of an institution that reveals much about a changing nation. And, while the pageant is about commercialism and sexual politics, big business and small towns, beyond it lies a human story – at once moving, inspiring, infuriating, funny and poignant.

It features rare archival footage and intimate interviews with distinguished commentators and former contestants.

 

Everything is Energy: A Look at Healing Touch Energy Therapy
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium and Meeting Rooms

Join Sue Van Hook, a biologist and Healing Touch certified practitioner, in the exploration of the energy centers, circuits and fields of the human body. Learn how to maintain balance to promote the body’s relaxation response and to reap a range of benefits from stress reduction to stimulation of the immune system. Attendees will be taught Self-Chakra Connection for home care, using the breath and the mind for personal wellness.

 

Artist Discussion with Carlos Loret De Mola
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Join artist Carlos Loret De Mola for a discussion. His exhibit with artist Monika Sosnowski, In This Place, is on display in the Teaching Gallery Feb. 11 - March 19.

 

2016 Questar III Juried Art Show
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium in the Marvin Library Learning Commons

Paintings, drawings, video and sculpture by 30 students representing 23 school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties.

On Exhibit: March 30 – April 28

More details TBA.

 

Hudson River Issues: Threats and Opportunities
Thursday, April 7, 2016
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium and Meeting Rooms

The Hudson River provides natural beauty, recreational opportunities and important ecological services. Despite its wonderful assets, the river still faces serious threats from PCBs, the impacts of power plants, industrial discharges and toxic chemicals. Manna Jo Greene, director of Environmental Action of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, will trace the progress as well as the obstacles and challenges still facing this important national treasure.

 

The Music of the Oppressed and the Oppressor During the Nazi Holocaust
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium and Meeting Rooms

Music played powerful roles during the Nazi Holocaust. For the Nazis, music served to enhance their anti-Semitic propaganda and extreme nationalism. In contrast, for the Jews, music was a form of passive protest that gave them hope and strength. In honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Dr. Roselle Chartock, noted educator and distinguished local scholar, will discuss these opposing experiences of music.

 

Guitar Festival
Friday, April 22, 2016

The Hudson Valley Community College Guitar Fesitval is a celebration of electric, steel, and nylon string guitar styles and bass guitar with acclaimed workshop facilitators, guitarists and luthiers from the Capital Region. Events include workshops, jam sessions and concerts featuring blues, bluegrass, classical, flamenco, gypsy jazz, rock and roll, and roots styles.

Friday Morning Blues Jam with Super 400
Friday, April 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Don’t miss this special opportunity to jam with Lori Friday, Kenny Hohman and Joe Daley — or just come by to listen.

Open Mic with Host Caroline MotherJudge
Friday, April 22, 2 – 5 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
All musical acts welcome – solo, duo or band. Be part of a show that features YOU! Sign up in advance to secure your spot or join us on the day of the event.

To sign up for Open Mic or to get complete details of times, locations and admission charges for the festival, go to www.facebook.com/hvccguitarfest.

 

Guitar Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Hudson Valley Community College Guitar Fesitval is a celebration of electric, steel, and nylon string guitar styles and bass guitar with acclaimed workshop facilitators, guitarists and luthiers from the Capital Region. Events include workshops, jam sessions and concerts featuring blues, bluegrass, classical, flamenco, gypsy jazz, rock and roll, and roots styles.

Friday Morning Blues Jam with Super 400
Friday, April 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Don’t miss this special opportunity to jam with Lori Friday, Kenny Hohman and Joe Daley — or just come by to listen.

Open Mic with Host Caroline MotherJudge
Friday, April 22, 2 – 5 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
All musical acts welcome – solo, duo or band. Be part of a show that features YOU! Sign up in advance to secure your spot or join us on the day of the event.

To sign up for Open Mic or to get complete details of times, locations and admission charges for the festival, go to www.facebook.com/hvccguitarfest.