Harris Diamant: Head Maker

When did you first know you were an artist? Always Favorite medium(s) you use to make art… Brass, aluminum, steel, gold/metal leaf. I purchase more supplies from hardware stores than from art material stores. What are the most interesting new trends in your field? Is your work changing as a result? About a dozen years … More Harris Diamant: Head Maker

The Samara Project Slated for August Launch: Volunteers Needed

To preserve the legacy of Todd Samara, a nationally recognized artist whose favorite subject was Kingston’s Rondout, a group of Kingston artists have formed the Samara Project, which is proposing a month-long, city-wide retrospective of Todd’s work this August. The retrospective, which is sponsored by MAD, would include exhibits of Todd’s paintings at Kingston galleries, … More The Samara Project Slated for August Launch: Volunteers Needed

Ferrovia Studios: The Art of Business in Midtown

Artist Angela Rose Voulgarelis and her husband, Turu Illgen, an architect, have lived in the area since 2010 and drove by 17 Railroad Avenue in Kingston many times over the last few years. “We wondered who was going to ‘do something’ with that building,” Voulgarelis says. “It looked like a great opportunity … for someone … More Ferrovia Studios: The Art of Business in Midtown

Kingston Midtown Arts District’s Debt to Ben Wigfall

Ben Wigfall (1930-2017) was one of the giants of the art world. A brilliant printmaker and painter, a revered professor at SUNY New Paltz, he is best remembered in Kingston for his Communications Village and his Watermark/Cargo Gallery. Both of these have had a profound effect on the shaping of the Kingston Midtown Arts District … More Kingston Midtown Arts District’s Debt to Ben Wigfall