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09/01/2005
Photographer Meredith Allen to Exhibit Ice Pop, Kiddie Ride Images at Teaching Gallery Photo Available

Exhibit kicks off 2005-06 gallery schedule

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005

Kiddie Ride #21 archival iris giclee print 1996
Kiddie Ride #21 archival iris giclee print 1996

Kalers Pond (Snoopy) c-print 1999

Kalers Pond (Snoopy) c-print 1999
Brooklyn-based photographer Meredith Allen will exhibit selected photographs from her "Melting Ice Pops 1999-2004" and Kiddie Rides (Color) 1998-2002 collections beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College.

Allen's photographs of melting ice pops and disappearing kiddie rides – those horses, ducks and other animal shapes on large "springs" that still can be found in neighborhood playgrounds – speak to "a sense of childhood lost in urbanity, and the quickly fading light of summer evenings," according to the artist. Her collection of ice pop photos was described by New Yorker magazine as "a trip to Coney Island gone awry, replete with sticky fingers and fun-house distortion."

The exhibit will open with a lecture and reception, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. The exhibit in the Teaching Gallery, located in the college's Marvin Library, will run through Saturday, Nov. 5.

The gallery is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday. Admission to the exhibit is free. For more information, call (518) 629-8006. For more information about other events on campus, visit www.hvcc.edu/culture.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.