We’re working on a new website for MAD, and one of our long-time plans—to create a MAD Arts Registry—will be prominently featured on our new site. The Arts Registry will include listings for artists, galleries and arts-related businesses. Please click here if you want to be notified when it’s time to create your Arts Registry listing. … More The New MAD Arts Registry—Coming Soon!
When did you first know you were an artist? It was always there. When I was 11 I started taking pottery classes at a local studio. In college, I was an Art History major, mainly because it required an abundance of different studio classes. Then I discovered glass at San Francisco State University – both … More Sara Beames: Reflections on Rituals, Doodahs and Sparkling Inner Lights
When did you first know you were an artist? I’ve been asked this question so many times in various forms I finally understand that it is unanswerable. Favorite medium(s) you use to make art… I work in two and three dimensions – mixed media on paper and forms and installations that are in the round, … More Millicent Young: Earthy Flights of Imagination
Kingston’s 4th Annual Celebration of the Arts will be held on Friday, August 3 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. MAD is hosting this year’s dynamic free event at The Arc of Ulster-Greene’s new and exciting creative hub at Cornell Creative Arts Center. It’s slated to officially open in 2019, but you don’t have to wait … More Come Celebrate the Arts at The Arc!
The Cornell Creative Arts Center is 10,000 square feet of open space that will be transformed into ten artist studios including a dance/movement studio, community room workshop, and 800 square feet of open space for membership co-working and event rental. Professional artists, digital artists, and dance and movement teachers will have the opportunity to rent … More A New Place for Art in Midtown
Lara Giordano’s retirement from Kingston High School’s art department after a stellar teaching career of 30 years is being recognized with a $1,000 scholarship award for a graduating KHS student. In so doing, the scholarship honors a teacher who has demonstrated that arts education can be a hugely significant component to the development of an … More Lara Giordano Scholarship Award
When did you first know you were an artist? When I was six or seven years of age, I always came by a sculptor’s studio on the way to school (that was in Rotterdam, the Netherlands). We all biked to school; there was no school bus. There were often a few sculptures in the front … More Hans van Meeuwen: Public Art and the “Human Pace of Life”
Members of the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program and others affected by cancer will share their experiences with cancer through art, memoir and poetry at ASK throughout the month of May. “Handwriting on the Wall” features artwork, writing and readings curated by Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., LCAT, of The Creative Art Therapy Studio in Kingston. The “Handwriting … More Handwriting on the Wall
“Restoring Pride in Culture: Legacy and Tradition,” a new exhibit at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, celebrates the spirit and legacy of the late Ben Wigfall through artworks by several of his prominent peers, including Romare Bearden, Robert Blackburn, Betty Blayton, Melvin Edwards, Ann Tanksley, and Emmett Wigglesworth. It will be shown through June … More Celebrating Ben Wigfall and His Black Arts Movement Contemporaries
When did you first know you were an artist? Like many of the artists I know, I was the artist child in the family. But I believe that identity is something that is at once inherent and felt, as well as ascribed and cultivated. There are things we are told that we ARE as children … More Lindsey A. Wolkowicz: Drawing Connections