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12/21/2005
Hudson Valley Community College Spring 2006 Cultural Affairs Calendar Listings

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-7180 or (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

ART

Susan Graham – New York City artist Susan Graham’s insomnia-inspired photographs capture dreamlike landscapes, using a unique sugar paste technique to create beds, satellites, guns and other forms for her subjects. Lecture, 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Exhibition: Thursday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, March 2, at Hudson Valley’s Teaching Gallery in the Marvin Library. Hours: 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. (518) 629-8006.

Questar III – The Capital Region’s best high school artists will exhibit works of all media in Hudson Valley’s Teaching Gallery in the Marvin Library. Exhibition: Thursday,March 9 to Thursday, March 30. Hours: 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. (518) 629-8006.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition – Hudson Valley’s best art students will exhibit works of all media in Hudson Valley’s Teaching Gallery in the Marvin Library. Exhibition: Wednesday, April 12 to Friday, April 28. 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. (518) 629-8006.

FILM

“Radical Harmonies” – “Radical Harmonies” chronicles the role and impact of women in music from the protest songs of the 1970s to the current alternative music industry. Noon Thursday, March 30, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

LECTURE

Why Race Still Matters: What We Can Do to Challenge Institutional Racism – Renowned author and activist Barbara Smith explores the historical roots of institutional racism and how people of all ethnic and racial heritages can work together to challenge injustice. 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

The Guardians of Troy – Author and Troy native William Patrick speaks about his new book, “Saving Troy: A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City,” sharing his experiences with these two vital emergency groups in their day-to-day work. Noon Thursday, Feb. 9, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans Levee Failures – Thomas Zimmie, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at RPI, discusses the levee failures caused by Hurricane Katrina which he examined as part of a National Science Foundation investigative team. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Comix: A Crash Course – Trevor Oakley, a specialist in graphic novels for more than 15 years, will trace the beginning of sequential art from cave paintings to stained glass windows to 20th century comics. Noon Thursday, March 16, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

The Things They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic – When the Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995, staff members discovered nearly 400 patient suitcases in an abandoned attic. Darby Penny, president of The Community Consortium, will share photos and stories of items and their owners, challenging common stereotypes associated with mental illness. Noon Tuesday, March 28, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Transforming New Life: Educating the Public About Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Michael DiScipio and Paul Richter, a former corrections officer and police officer who are now paralyzed, will discuss the issue of embryonic stem cell research. Noon Thursday, April 13, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

More Than Just Wire and Wood: The Fine Art of Guitar Building – Acclaimed luthier Michael Collins reveals the secrets of building a guitar, discussing the sound different woods produce and other nuances that bring the instrument to life. 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

MUSIC

Pangaea – Drawing from their diverse musical backgrounds, this four-piece band combines reggae, jazz and other styles to create their world beat sound. Noon Thursday, Jan. 19, in Hudson Valley’s Siek Campus Center. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Paco Peña Company – H ailed by the New York Times as a “virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man,” flamenco guitarist Paco Peña brings the power and passion of southern Spain through song, flamenco dance and the music of three internationally celebrated guitarists. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Admission is $28, $25, or $15. $10 for Hudson Valley employees, free for Hudson Valley students. (518) 273-0038.

The Art and Passion of Flamenco – Maria Zemantauski, one of the world’s few heralded female flamenco guitarists, will give a pre-concert talk before Paco Peña’s performance at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Rensselaer County Historical Society. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Kurtis Lamkin – Philadelphia native Kurtis Lamkin mixes music and spoken word as he reads his spiritual poetry and plays the kora, a 21-stringed West African harp-lute. Lamkin has performed internationally from West Africa to New York. 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers – The region’s ambassadors of zydeco return for their annual Mardis Gras show. Their energetic, joyful sound appeals to all ages and musical tastes, often inviting audience members to join them on stage. Noon Thursday, Feb. 23, in Hudson Valley’s Siek Campus Center. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Martha Gallagher: The Adirondack Harper – Inspired by the surroundings of her Adirondack home, Martha Gallagher performs on the Celtic harp while singing and sharing stories in her powerful yet poignant voice. 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

THEATER

My Adventures in Race & Racism – Whether delighting TV audiences with her social commentaries on “CBS Sunday Morning” or theater fans with her solo pieces, Nancy Giles is a funny, perceptive and provocative observer of today’s world. 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

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.