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12/26/2007
Hudson Valley Community College Spring 2008 Cultural Affairs Calendar Listings

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007

ART

"Post" – Artists Sara Pedigo and Jeffrey Marshall exhibit their drawings which explore childhood and life in New Orleans, respectively. Opening Reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, January 24 in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery. Artist talk with Sara Pedigo, 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. Artist talk with Jeffrey Marshall, 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. Both talks in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Exhibition, Thursday, Jan. 24 through Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Teaching Gallery. Admission is free. (518) 629-8006.

"Zoom" – Artist Terry Boddie exhibits an installation of his mixed media images which combine photography and mark-making on paper to explore ideas of birth, death and transfiguration. Artist talk, 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Opening Reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery. Exhibition, Wednesday, March 5 through Thursday, April 10 in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery. Admission is free. (518) 629-8006.

"Year-End Student Exhibits" – Hudson Valley Community College students exhibit their drawings and paintings. Reception and awards, 5 p.m., Friday, April 25 in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery. Exhibition, Thursday, April 24 through Friday, May 9 in Hudson Valley's Teaching Gallery. Admission is free. (518) 629-8006.

LECTURE

"Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Challenge of Change" – Dr. James Anderson commemorates the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"An Afternoon of Jazz Video With Hal Miller" – Music historian Hal Miller shares performances of jazz greats from his video collection, one of the largest private collections in the world. Noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

"Home Sweet Dome" – Peggy Atwood discusses her home, a super-insulated, steel reinforced dome structure that exemplifies "green" construction. 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz" – Author Edward Burger shares how mathematic strategies can be used in everyday life. Noon, Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"A Talk With Artistic Director Ellen Sinopoli" – The choreographer and founder of The Egg's resident dance company discusses her career and modern dance. 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 4 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

"More Inconvenient and Convenient Aspects of Global Warming" – Senior Research Scientist Chris Walcek discusses what scientists know and do not know about climate change. Noon, Wednesday, March 12 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"Loving the Unloved: What Animal Rescue Has Taught Me" – Kathy Stevens shares humorous, inspiring tales as the founder of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a haven for abused and abandoned farm animals. Noon, Thursday, April 3 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"No Reservations: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain" – Author, chef and television host Anthony Bourdain shares stories from the restaurant industry. 7 p.m., Friday, April 4 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Tickets $25. (518) 629-8071.

"These Are the Days of Decision" – Sonny Ochs discusses the life of her brother Phil Ochs, a 1960s protest singer, and the folk music that still is being written today. 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 9 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

"In the Absence of Men" – Filmmaker Robin Arutt discusses her new documentary about the daily lives of Mexican families in rural villages where the men have left to find work in the United States. 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 29 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Admission is free. (518) 629-7336.

MUSIC

"Lukomski/Majer/Lail" – This trio layers guitars, samples, loops and often unidentifiable sounds to create a unique avant-garde sound. Noon, Thursday, April 24 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

"The Young Eight" – A critically acclaimed string octet of African American musicians dedicated to exposing various communities to the arts through classical music. Noon, Thursday, May 8 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

THEATER

"Shakespeare & Company Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream" – The Berkshires-based theatre group present the classic Shakespeare comedy. Noon, Thursday, Feb. 21 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Admission is free. (518) 629-4TIX.

"Twists & Turns: The Road to a Modern Dance Company" – The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company performs an evening of repertory gems for dance aficionados and those unfamiliar with contemporary modern dance. 8 p.m., Saturday, March 8 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Tickets $15. (518) 629-8071.

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.