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01/06/2003
Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley January 6-January 31

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 6, 2003

Art Exhibit

Gelsy Verna - Born in Haiti, Gelsy Verna currently teaches art at the University of Iowa. Her work consists mostly of collage, works on paper, mixed media, and oil on canvas. The exhibit will be located in the Teaching Gallery in Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College and runs January 30 through February 27. Verna will speak about her work on January 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center, which will be followed by a reception at 4 p.m. in the gallery. Exhibit times are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Lecture

Anne Pope – The director of the New York African American Research Center in Albany and president of the NAACP's Albany branch, Anne Pope, will discuss Martin Luther King, Jr. as a modern day prophet and the reality of his dream in the 21st century. The lecture will be at Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Wednesday, January 22 at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Sydney Cash – Sculptor, artist, and jeweler Sydney Cash will speak about his search for self and selflessness. His work has been exhibited internationally, earning him a fellowship from the National Endowments for the Arts. The lecture will be at Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Tuesday, January 28 at noon. Admission is free.

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 each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.