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11/25/2002
Sculptures of Mayumi Hayashi on Display in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 25, 2002

The works of Japanese sculptor Mayumi Hayashi will be on display in Hudson Valley Community College's Teaching Gallery from December 5 to January 22. There will be a lecture by Hayashi at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 followed by a free public reception at 4 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery located in the Marvin Library.

Hayashi builds installations and sculptures generated from personal, historical and cultural experience. Soil, clay, thread and text combine to evoke fragmentary ancient memories and shared experiences between artist, ancestors and audience.

Although formally systematic and minimal, Ms. Hayashi's work is based on strongly felt personal recollections, wishes and desires. These personal starting points become universal through their sense of shared existence and experience.

A 1997 graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Hayashi's works have been displayed in the Gallery Canolfan (Nagoya, Japan), Real Form Girdle Building (Brooklyn, NY), Goliath (Hamburg, Germany), and the James Fuentes Gallery (New York, NY).

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 11,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.