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01/27/2003
Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley January 27-February 25

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 27, 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 at Hudson Valley Community College's Marvin Library 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 auditorium, 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.

Film

Double-Feature 3-D Films from the 1950s – The quintessential 1950s experience-"Creature of the Black Lagoon" and "It Came From Outer Space" will be shown in 3-D in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Tuesday, February 4. Popcorn will be sold and 3-D glasses will be provided. Show times for "Creature of the Black Lagoon" are 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. "It Came From Outer Space " will be shown at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Lecture

Arthur Eve – Arthur Eve, a former member of the New York State Assembly, will discuss the role of education for disadvantaged students. He will present an overview of the origins, development, and support of the HEOP, EOP, and SEEK programs. The lecture will be at Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Thursday, February 13 at noon. Admission is free.

Reverend Leonard D. Comithier – A pastor in the Macedonian Baptist Church, Reverend Leonard D. Comithier will present an overview of the cultural richness of Africa and its influence and contributions to the diaspora in America. The lecture will be at Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Thursday, February 20 at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Music

Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers – The premier zydeco band in Upstate New York, Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers will perform in Hudson Valley's Campus Center on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free.

Harlem Gospel Choir – One of the finest world-renowned gospel choirs of the present day, The Harlem Gospel Choir will perform in the Second Annual Gospel Explosion. Gospel music has long been a staple of African American culture, and if you have never seen gospel music performed before, this group will make you a fan for life. The Harlem Gospel Choir will perform in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors 55 and over.

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.