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08/29/2002
College Exhibits Students' "Graffiti" from Italy

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 29, 2002
http://www.hvcc.edu

Artwork executed early this summer by Hudson Valley Community College fine arts students while in Florence and Rome, Italy will be exhibited in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery from Sept. 5-13.

The Teaching Gallery, located in Marvin Library at the college, will host an opening reception at 4 p.m. on Sept. 5 for the 15 student artists whose paintings, drawings and sculpture will be displayed. The exhibit is titled "Graffiti," and is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 629-8006.

The student artists, ages 19-25, traveled and studied with two Hudson Valley art instructors I while completing the course "Experimental Drawing in Italy." The three-credit course focuses on masterworks of the Florentine renaissance, and examines the interface between historical and contemporary drawing.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; 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 more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.