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Phyllis Galembo, Photographer and Professor of Art at the University at Albany, to Speak at Hudson Valley Community College

Contact: Jessica Shahda, (518) 629-7180,
For Release: Immediately, Friday, Nov. 14, 2008


Hudson Valley Community College’s Cultural Affairs Program


"Photographs of African Masquerades”
Presented by Phyllis Galembo
Professor of Art, University at Albany


Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Hudson Valley Community College

Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
80 Vandenburgh Ave.


African Masquerades are intricate and exquisite costumes traditionally worn by African priests and priestesses, carnival masquerades, dancers and Haitian vodou practitioners. Phyllis Galembo, photographer and Professor of Art at the University at Albany, will speak about photographing African Masquerades, the reasoning behind them and give a visual tour of her colorfully vibrant portraits. This event is free and open to the public.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Members of the media will have the chance to interview Phyllis Galembo.