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04/12/2010
Annual Juried and Advanced Study Student Art Exhibitions at Hudson Valley Community College
Creative Works by Hudson Valley Community College Fine Arts Students

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew, Hudson Valley Community College
(518)629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Monday, April 12, 2010

Hudson Valley Community College's Art Department concludes the school year with two annual exhibitions of student work, a Juried Art exhibition and the Advanced Study exhibition, both organized by students in Hudson Valley's Gallery Management program and open to the public free of charge in the Teaching Gallery from April 23 to May 8.

The public is also invited to the opening reception and department awards ceremony for both groups from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Student artists will be in attendance.

The Annual Juried Exhibition celebrates fine arts students' accomplishments with a diverse range of work including drawing, painting, photography, 2-D and electronic arts. This year's juror is Corinna Ripps Schaming, Associate Director and Curator at the University Art Museum, University at Albany.

The Advanced Study exhibition of drawings and paintings, this year titled Process in Progress, reveals the long-anticipated work that provides viewers a chance to witness eleven students on their way to becoming artists, and the artists a chance to express their growth, ideas and transformation. The title appropriately describes not only the exhibition but also the class as each student has, over the course of the semester, developed ideas and honed skills. The class itself is seen as a metaphor for life, in that in making life choices one grows and develops just as an artist develops by making decisions regarding his or her work.

Advanced study art students are David Blodgett, Erica Brucculeri, Jesse Evans, Nicola Fisher, Heron Furtwangler, Kelly Horn, Elizabeth Larkin, Yulia Levchenko, Kristyn Logan, Alyssa McClenaghan and Ian Stiles.

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 - 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Noon - 4 p.m.

These exhibitions were organized by students in the Gallery Practicum II class and facilitated by the Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications departments, with assistance from the college's Office of Cultural Affairs.

The mission of the Teaching Gallery is to stimulate the creation and understanding of contemporary art for the benefit of the college and the larger community. For more information, visit www.hvcc.edu/teachinggallery.