3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts

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MAD Celebration of the Arts 2017

August 3, 2017
The Collective at Broadway Commons | 6pm


Arts lovers from throughout the Hudson Valley will gather under the tent at The Collective at Broadway Commons in the heart of the Kingston Midtown Arts District on August 3rd for the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Musicians, dancers and performance artists who live and work in the Arts District are headlining the celebration of the reinvigoration of the City of Kingston’s midtown section.

Curated by accomplished composer and musician, Peter Wetzler, the Celebration of the Arts 2017 features the eclectic and unique talents of several local musicians, artists and dancers. “After the incredible electricity of last fall’s Celebration of the Arts, I’m honored to organize the 3rd annual concert here at Broadway Commons,” says Wetzler. “This year’s performers broadly capture the wealth of artistic talents of the growing number of artists who live and work within our vibrant Midtown Arts District.”

The Kingston Common Council recently designated the space where the Celebration of the Arts will be held as the “Deep Listening Plaza in Honor of Pauline Oliveros.” A plaque noting the designation will be provided by the Kingston Arts Commission.

Two works will premiere, both inspired by MAD’s internationally acclaimed pioneer of new music, Pauline Oliveros, who performed her final time in Kingston with Ione at last year’s event. Wetzler’s gamelan and accordion composition will be performed by Catskill Mountain Gamelan, and an opera piece from a new work by Ione with Lisa Barnard Kelley (based on a piece they were collaborating on with Pauline), will be presented.

The extraordinary lineup will also feature performances by the following artists:

Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK)
Energy Dance Company
Eleni Reyes (singer)
Donny Mapes (singer)
Room Service (funk, R&B)
Sandrine (singer-songwriter)
Yungchen Lhamo (Tibetan singer)
Future350 NU Bossa (Stephen Johnson, Pablo Cruz, Ruperto Ifil, Malcolm Burn & Wetzler)
Rene Bailey (gospel singer)
Lone Pine All Stars (Eli Winograd, Juma Sultan, Colin Langenus & Anna Hafner)
Jerrice Baptiste (author, poet, host of “Women of Note”)

The line-up of this year’s MAD Celebration of the Arts demonstrates the presence of both home-grown and renowned performers who have moved to the City. It represents the concerted efforts over the last year that MAD has made to reach out and bring together the artists and the general community.

If anyone would like to sponsor an artist for this celebratory event, please contact Anne Bailey at anne@baileypottery.com.

For more information about MAD and its 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts, please visit our website or contact us at mail@madkingston.org.

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