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06/25/2004
Teaching Gallery Announces 2004-05 Exhibit SchedulePhoto Available

Contact: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, June 25, 2004

The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College will feature exhibits by painter Jeff Clemens, sculptor Isabel Barbuzza, and photographer Mauro Altamura during the 2004-05 academic year.

Painting by Jeff Clemens
Painting by Jeff Clemens
Clemens' work will open the 2004-05 season on Sept. 9 and will be on display through Oct. 28. His exhibit will include portrait paintings, still-life paintings of toys, and three-dimensional toy objects. In his search to find unusual toys to paint, he began to carve, sand and paint his own toys, which look similar to manufactured objects.

Clemens is the associate preparatory at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City where he oversees the installation of select museum exhibitions. His work has been displayed in New York City's Old New York Gallery and San Francisco's 1081 Gallery.

Clemens will discuss his work at a lecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. A reception will follow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery.

Barbuzza, a native of Argentina has exhibited her work all over the world, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in Santa Barbara, California, and the Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco, California. Her exhibit will include work that refers to her years growing up in Argentina during a military dictatorship.

Barbuzza will talk about her work during a lecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. A reception will follow at 4 p.m.in the Teaching Gallery. Her exhibit will be displayed through Jan. 15, 2005.

During a period of 15 months, Altamura re-photographed anonymous faces in the background of the main subjects of already published photographs in the New York Times. His images are about anonymity and are concerned with the lack of power one person might have.

Altamura, of Hoboken, N.J., has had his work displayed throughout the country, including the Goldman Gallery in Jersey City, N.J., Baltimore's Contemporary Museum of Art, and the Spectrum Gallery in Rochester.

Altamura's exhibit at the Teaching Gallery will open with a reception at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, and will be on display until March 3. The reception will be preceded by a lecture at 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium.

The Teaching Gallery, located in the Marvin Library, is open to the public 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.