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09/02/2004
Hudson Valley Cultural Affairs Fall 2004 Calendar Listings

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, September 2, 2004

ART

Jeff Clemens – Portrait paintings, still-life paintings of toys, and three-dimensional toy objects by Jeff Clemens of New York City will be on display from Thursday, September 9, to Thursday, October 28 in Hudson Valley Community College’s Teaching Gallery located in the Marvin Library. The Teaching Gallery is open 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. 629-8006.

Isabel Barbuzza – Sculpture that refers to Isabel Barbuzza’s years growing up in Argentina during a military dictatorship will be on display from Thursday, November 18, to Saturday, January 15, 2005, in the Hudson Valley Teaching Gallery located in the Marvin Library. The Teaching Gallery is open 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. 629-8006.

LECTURE

Airport Security in the 2000s: How Far Shall We Go? - Subsequent to the events of September 11, 2001, national airport security has become an important issue. Richard Ahlborn, assistant federal security director of the Transportation Security Administration, Albany International Airport, and Melanie Trimble, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Capital Region Chapter, will discuss the federal program that proposes to develop a nationwide database and identification program that will verify passenger identity prior to boarding a commercial aircraft. The lecture will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

You Can’t Eat GNP: Economics as If Ecology Mattered - Dr. Eric A. Davidson, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, is an author and a researcher with extensive experience in the ecology of the Amazon Forest basin. He will discuss his new book which tackles the problem of protecting the environment while dealing with current economic conditions. The lecture will be at noon on Tuesday, September 28, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

The Business of Fancydancing: Poems, Stories, Punch Lines and Highly Biased Anecdotes – World famous and award winning author, poet and screenwriter Sherman Alexie will speak at Hudson Valley’s fourth annual Celebration of Arts and Humanities. Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian from Wellpinit, Washington, is the author of 16 books and the short story "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," which was the basis for the award winning movie “Smoke Signals.” He will speak at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 1, in Hudson Valley’s McDonough Sports Complex. Admission is $5. Hudson Valley students are free with I.D. 629-4TIX

The History of the Selective Service and Its Relevance in Today's Turbulent World - The continuing crisis in Iraq and other countries, the war on terrorism, and the need for security within this country necessitate the following question: Is our military sufficient to protect us? General Rosetta Y. Burke, state director of the Selective Service System, New York, and John Howe, military historian, will provide an historical overview of the United States military and discuss its state of preparedness to meet crisis situations. The lecture will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 7 in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

The Hudson River: A PCB Cleanup Update - Leo Rosales, the public affairs specialist for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Hudson River Field Office, will provide an overview of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site Cleanup, including an update on the project design, progress reports, work plans, and performance standards. The lecture will be at noon on Tuesday, October 26 in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

Two Views of Rwanda: A Personal Story and a Visitor’s Perspective - In the United States, little is known about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Eugenie Mukeshimana, a native of Rwanda, will speak about her escape from Rwanda and the effects of genocide on women. Catherine Wagner Minnery, an artist who in 2002 visited Rwanda with a relief agency, will present her experience there through her artwork. The lecture will be at noon on Thursday, November 11, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

Art: The Passionate Life - Gay Malin will give a multimedia presentation about passion, art, work, and life. She is represented by galleries in New York and Rhode Island, and works for the New York State Museum doing, among other things, facial reconstructions and mastodont restoration. The lecture will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-7336.

MUSIC

Lovewhip – A female-fronted dance band from Boston, Lovewhip plays its own brand of upbeat music called “Electro-Dubrock” The band will perform at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, in Hudson Valley’s Siek Campus Center. Admission is free. 629-4TIX.

Yasnaya Polyana Ensemble – A quartet from Russia, the Yasnaya Polyana Ensemble is famous for its lively music. The quartet plays the domra alto, a long-necked type of lute; the six-string guitar; the bayan a Russian instrument similar to an accordion; and the balalaika, a kind of guitar with a triangular or rounded body. The ensemble’s performance is at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-4TIX.

Galen Abdur-Razzaq – A flutist from Montclair, New Jersey, Galen Abdur-Razzaq will give a lecture/jazz performance that walks the audience through the history of jazz. His performance is at noon on Tuesday, October 12, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. 629-4TIX.

Celebration of Hope – Singer-songwriter Ruth Pelham highlights an evening of celebrating those who make our world a better place. The evening also will include stories about people who have done good things in the region. The event is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is $6 or a donation of three nonperishable food items. 629-4TIX.

Vanaver Caravan performs Woody Guthrie: Pastures of Plenty – Vanaver Caravan presents an exciting evening of dance and music inspired by the father of the American folksong revival, Woody Guthrie. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is $12; seniors $10; children $8. Hudson Valley students are admitted free with I.D. 629-4TIX.

THEATER

Frederick Douglas, 1859 – Guy A. Peartree portrays Frederick Douglas in 1859. Douglas, a relentless anti-slavery orater, was being sought by the state of Virginia with a warrant of arrest for his alleged activity in the armed assault on the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Peartree’s one-person performance will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 15 in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is $5. Hudson Valley students are free with I.D. 629-4TIX.

Comedy is Serious Stuff – Writer/performer Karen Gray presents a performance/discussion workshop that addresses the serious thematic underpinnings of comedy development and the writing process. The event will be at noon on Wednesday, November 10 in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is $2. Hudson Valley students are free with I.D. 629-4TIX.

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.