The New MAD Artist Registry is Here!

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With the launch of our new MAD website, we realize one of our long-time plans—the MAD Arts Registry. The Arts Registry begins with listings for artists to be followed by registries for galleries, performance venues and arts-related businesses in the near future. Artists may register here.

Exciting Fall Program Line-up at The D.R.A.W.

As the Autumn season brings new weather, The Department of Regional Art Workers (D.R.A.W.) is focused on bringing new, unique programs to our community. There’s something for everyone—and all ages and skill levels! For the second year in…

Art Walk: MAD Gallery at The Lace Mill

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On September 22 and 23, please visit the MAD-sponsored Art Walk Group Show at The Lace Mill! Two of The Lace Mill Galleries will feature wall-hung work in ceramics, drawing/illustration, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture by artists…

October is "Todd Samara Month”

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—and a November Auction Preview For more than 30 years, Todd Samara lived and painted in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood, translating its hilly streets, tight rows of 19th-century gable-roofed houses, sailboats, bridges and panoramic river…

You're Invited to Exhibit

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Registration now open for the 2nd Annual “Pop-Up Fine Art Market” sponsored by MAD at the 2018 Made in Kingston event! When: Thursday, December 6, 3–8pm. There will be walk-throughs to see the space (dates to be announced). Where:…

MAD-sponsored Art Walk Group Show

Want to participate in Art Walk on September 22 and 23 but don’t have a studio? Please join the MAD-sponsored Group Show! Two of The Lace Mill Galleries will be available for wall-hung work in all mediums and sculpture. Application deadline…

BRAVO! A Smashing Success!

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The 4th Annual MAD Celebration of the Arts on Friday night was fantastic! More than 300 artists and arts lovers christened the future home of the Cornell Creative Business & Arts Center at The Arc of Ulster-Greene with abundant artistic…
Pauline Oliveros

Deep Listening Plaza Sign Unveiling & Parade

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The festivities for the 4th annual MAD Celebration of the Arts kick off at Deep Listening Plaza. Last year, the Kingston Common Council and the Kingston Arts Commission designated the “Deep Listening Plaza in Honor of Pauline Oliveros”…

Together: A Pop-Up Art Show

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A new addition to MAD’s annual Celebration of the Arts is a pop-up art show, “Together,” featuring Kingston artists of all abilities. Julie Hedrick, Distinguished Kingston Artist of the Year, and Sarah Carlson, Cornell Creative Arts Center…

Sara Beames: Reflections on Rituals, Doodahs and Sparkling Inner Lights

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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…
Millicent Young

Millicent Young: Earthy Flights of Imagination

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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…

A New Place for Art in Midtown

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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…

Lara Giordano Scholarship Award

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…

Hans van Meeuwen: Public Art and the “Human Pace of Life”

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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…

Celebrating Ben Wigfall and His Black Arts Movement Contemporaries

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“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,…