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08/08/2007
Hudson Valley Community College Fall 2007 Cultural Affairs Calendar Listings

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, August 8, 2007

ART

"Here and There" – The inaugural exhibition in the new Teaching Gallery features works by Architecture+, Julia Christensen, Peter Dudek, Richard Garrison and Oona Stern that explore space and architecture. Artist talk with Oona Stern, 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Opening Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Teaching Gallery. Exhibition, Thursday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Teaching Gallery. Admission is free. (518) 629-8006.

"Peripheral" – Scott Brodie's deadpan paintings of everyday objects engage the viewer with their lush colors and seemingly detached view of his subjects. Artist talk, 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Opening Reception, 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery. Exhibition, Thursday, Nov. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 20 in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery. Admission is free. (518) 629-8006.

FILM

"The Ground Truth" – Patricia Foulkrod's 2006 documentary explores the lives of soldiers returning from the Iraq War. Runtime, 88 minutes. 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Hudson Valley's Marvin Library Multipurpose Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"Band of Brothers: Day of Days" – The second episode of the acclaimed World War II television series follows East Company's drop into Normandy. Runtime, 52 minutes. 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Hudson Valley's Marvin Library Multipurpose Room and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises" – Alanis Obomsawin examines the lives of people of her own Abenaki Nation in her 2006 documentary. Runtime, 104 minutes. Noon, Saturday, Oct. 20, noon, Monday, Oct. 22 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Hudson Valley's Marvin Library Multipurpose Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"An Inconvenient Truth" – Former Vice President Al Gore examines the issue of global climate change in the Academy Award-winning 2006 documentary. Runtime, 97 minutes. 11 am. Monday, Nov. 5, and 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Hudson Valley's Marvin Library Multipurpose Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"The Darfur Diaries" – The 2006 documentary provides a moving narrative of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan through the voices of refugees. Runtime, 60 minutes. 11 am. Monday, Nov. 26, noon, Tuesday, Nov. 27 and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Hudson Valley's Marvin Library Multipurpose Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

LECTURE

"Voices of War: Veterans Speak" – John Amidon, president of the Albany Chapter of Veterans for Peace, and an Iraq War veteran discuss pressing issues of the war. Noon, Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"Day of Days: Remembrances of D-Day" – Forrest "Goody" Guth recalls his experience as a corporal in the U.S. 101st Airborne Division parachuting into Normandy on D-Day. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"From Ground Zero to the Sunni Triangle" – Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg discusses how local members of the New York National Guard helped after Sept. 11 and later served in the Iraq War. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"The Betrayal of Work" – Author Beth Shulman shares real life stories of America's working poor, exploring whether hard work really creates security for American workers. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 4 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

"A Middle East Update" – Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter provides an overview of the most pressing issues facing the Middle East. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises" – Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin discusses her Abenaki Nation heritage which she captured in a 2006 documentary. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 25 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"An Inconvenient Truth: An Update" – Dr. Steven A. Leido, who was personally trained by former Vice President Al Gore, discusses global climate change. Noon, Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"I Can Fix It: 10 Easy Steps for Solving Racism" – Author, radio essayist and performer damali ayo generates a fresh dialogue on race and diversity. Noon, Thursday, Nov. 8 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

"Laurie Anderson: Stories About Stories" – Groundbreaking musician and artist Laurie Anderson shares some of her best known stories and discusses how they were used in her multimedia work. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is $15. (518) 629-4TIX.

"Violence and Terror in Darfur: Politics of Race, Religion and Resources" – Dr. Adeline Igho Apena discusses the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

MUSIC

"The Heartsongs of Opal Whiteley" – Singer Anne Hills and other folk musicians perform music inspired by Whiteley's nature diaries. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is $15. (518) 629-4TIX.

"Ramblin Jug Stompers" – Capital Region's premier jug band performs their funky American string band style of music. Noon, Thursday, Sept. 27 in Hudson Valley's Siek Campus Center Exhibition Room. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

THEATER

"Tango mi Corazon" – Dario Da Silva and other acclaimed dancers celebrate the Argentine Tango with live music accompaniment. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 11 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

"City of Dreams" – Musician, actor and poet David Gonzalez shares works of poetry and stories with piano accompaniment. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 18 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate's 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.