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08/14/2006
Hudson Valley Community College Fall 2006 Cultural Affairs Calendar Listings

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, August 14, 2006

ART

Stacy Greene – New York City artist Stacy Greene exhibits her work, including photographs from her “Movies I’ll Never Make” series. Lecture, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Exhibition, Thursday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Nov. 4, 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) 629-4TIX.

Robin Arnold – Accomplished artist and SUNY New Paltz professor Robin Arnold displays work from her painting and drawing collections. Lecture, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Exhibition, Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Jan. 20, 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) 629-4TIX.

FILM

“Unlearning Homophobia” – Three award-winning documentaries exploring sexual orientation, family and love from different cultural viewpoints. Runtime, 78 minutes. 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

“Until the Violence Stops” – An award-winning film documenting how “The Vagina Monologues” grew into a grassroots movement to stop violence against women and girls. 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Hudson Valley’s Marvin Library Multipurpose Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

LECTURE

A Slice of White Bread: Surviving the Holocaust – Anne Sztajzel Weissman shares childhood memories of 1940s Belgium when the Germans invaded. Noon, Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Sins and Needles: A Dramatic Monologue – Ray Materson shares how he found salvation in prison by creating embroidered art from sock threads. Noon and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Hudson Valley’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

“Forging Freedom: A True Story of Heroism During the Holocaust” – The heroic story of Jaap Penraat, who helped saved more than 400 Jews during the Nazi invasion of Amsterdam. Noon, Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Castro’s Cuba: Incarnation of Evil or Island Paradise? – Dr. Anne Roschelle provides a balanced portrait of Cuba, discussing the gains made after the revolution and the challenges ahead. 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. (518) 629-4TIX.

Quilts as Codes on the Underground Railroad – Did quilt patterns contain encoded messages to help slaves escape the South? A fascinating journey through African-American history. 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Fostering a Legacy: The Baseball Career of Bill Foster – A nostalgic tour of baseball through the story of Bill Foster, one of the best pitchers in the original Negro National League. Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

Female Sexuality Through the Lifespan – A panel discussion with five women, from teen through senior, exploring how their sexual personalities were shaped. Noon and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

“Until the Violence Stops”: A Conversation With Director Abby Epstein – Epstein discusses her 2004 film about efforts to stop violence against women and girls. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

America's Place: The Self-Censoring of American Writers – Author David Vigoda explores why American writers don’t write about America and its place in the world. 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

MUSIC

TEN 27 – Far from a typical jazz trio, this Capital Region group transcends traditional jazz music with gospel, rhythm and blues and other musical influences. Noon, Thursday, Sept. 28, in Hudson Valley’s Siek Campus Center Exhibition Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

The Casual Fiasco – This Burlington, Vermont jam band mixes rock, reggae and pop into a unique roots-rock sound. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 5, in Hudson Valley’s Siek Campus Center Exhibition Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Sensemaya – Combining hot Latin rhythms and cool jazz improvisation, this Capital Region band has become one of the area’s most popular Latin jazz bands. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 19, in Hudson Valley’s Siek Campus Center Exhibition Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Joel Brown and Sten Isachsen – Two renowned soloists and chamber musicians join for a classical guitar duo performance. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 26, in Hudson Valley’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Morey Hall – Local concert pianist performs Beethoven, Chopin and his own arrangements of popular music pieces. Noon, Thursday, Nov. 16, in Hudson Valley’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

THEATER

“Gilbert & Sullivan a la Carte” Savoy Express – A group of San Francisco singers/actors presents a revue-style performance from popular Gilbert & Sullivan musicals. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in Hudson Valley’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre. 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.