On Saturday, April 1, I set out with the goal of visiting every Kingston First Saturday reception. I started on lower Broadway and worked my way uptown. I saw a lot of marvelous art and ran into many First Saturday friends I had not seen over the winter months. (BTW, my usual and constant companion, wife Susan, was home with a nasty cold.)
My evening’s most memorable moment occurred when I was leaving The Lace Mill. I was examining flyers posted on the front door when a little boy suddenly appeared and asked me if I wanted to see his painting. “Sure,” I said. “Show it to me.”
I followed him through the crowded Lace Mill labyrinth and we arrived at a finger painting I had photographed earlier. Here’s 6-year-old Jesse with his painting Color Cloud – one of my evening’s faves.
According to his father, “he likes finger painting, creating random art, and is a huge math nut. Jesse is often inspired by dreams, clouds, and completely random events. He’s an intelligent, thoughtful boy. Often distracted, he is constantly coming up with new ideas for artwork.”
– Rick Whelan
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Color Cloud by Jesse
Stacy Flint at The Storefront Gallery’s “Bring May Flowers “Opening Reception
Arts Society of Kingston Regional Juried Exhibition.
Clove & Creek featured “I Caught All These Fish,” paintings by Steven Weinberg.
You have to start the evening early if you want to sample the food. I heard that Clove & Creek had an excellent spread. Alas, by the time I arrived there very little remained.
“Past Work Present Tense,” works by Sarah Mecklem at The PivotGround Cafe & Work Space.
The Lace Mill’s Spring Sampler included art from many of the residents, as well as some of the kids! There were dance performances throughout the evening, handmade Spring jewelry, and music from their musicians. Quite a lively evening!
At Raychel Wengenroth’s Hudson Valley Silverworks, the jewelry school located in the Shirt Factory, visitors were invited to participate in a hands-on demonstration.
The Pop-Up Gallery Group of Kingston (PUGG) hosted its third show, “Limits of Empathy”, the work of KHS Alumni, Rebecca Hellard.
ARTBAR Gallery celebrated its 3rd anniversary with an exhibit called ‘Square Box Cube.’
Peace Nation Cafe featured Dan Greene, one of the original artists for the comic Dr Strange.
Green Kill together with the Women’s Studio Workshop hosted Water/Ways, the artwork of the 4th grade students of Harry L. Edson Elementary School and the 8th grade studies of the Studio Art Program at M. Clifford Miller Middle School made at the Women’s Studio Workshop.
Found in the 2nd floor Shirt Factory hallway.