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,…

Lindsey A. Wolkowicz: Drawing Connections

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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…

MAD 100+ Gathering

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Kingston Midtown Arts District celebrated the MAD 100+ and the spirit of collaboration on Saturday evening, March 24. The celebration was created to thank the MAD 100+ and others for helping to jumpstart MAD with their financial contributions…

Tom DeLooza: Eyes on the Future of the Past

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When did you first know you were an artist? For as long as I can remember, I have been knee deep and enveloped in the process of creating. Photography came to me during my time at Alfred University, but prior to that my passions were drawing,…

Lotsa Yellow

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There's always so much to see on 1st Saturday, but on March 3 everywhere you looked, there was yellow yellow YELLOW. Openings at ARTBAR Gallery and The Storefront Gallery were yellow-central, a trend amplified all over the arts district. The…

Interacting Creatively at Kingston Ceramics Studio

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Whether you’re a ceramist looking for a studio space complete with wheel and kiln, want to take a ceramics class, or think your child would enjoy playing with clay on a Saturday afternoon, you’ll love Kingston Ceramics Studio.
Todd Samara

The Samara Project Slated for October Launch

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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…

Get #INTOYellow – March 3 through May 31

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“We Are #INTO Yellow” is a collaborative artist exhibit between two galleries, ARTBAR Gallery and The Storefront Gallery. The organizer—conceptual artist and MAD Board member, G. Riley Johndonnell (aka ‘Uncle Riley’)—proposed the…

Deborah Mills Thackrey: Seeking Photographic Abstractions

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When did you first know you were an artist? My mother learned when I was small that if she stuck a piece of paper and a pencil in my hand she could keep me quiet and occupied. Favorite medium(s) you use to make art… Photography and recently…

Harris Diamant: Head Maker

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About a dozen years ago, before I was familiar with the term, a reviewer of a show that I had in San Francisco, dubbed me a Steampunk Artist. At that time, I had been working in that manner for more than a decade. Sort of proto-Steampunk. Who knew?
Ben with kids from Communications Village

Kingston Midtown Arts District’s Debt to Ben Wigfall

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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…

Molly Broxton: The Intimate Artistry of Observation

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When did you first know you were an artist? Hiding under a table as a child, eating an artichoke for the first time, at an art opening of a group of my mother’s friends, I definitely knew that I wanted to be surrounded by artists. How better…

Spotlight on Kingston MAD Artists

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MAD Artists - Are You Ready for Your Close-Up? Are you an artist living or working in Kingston? In 2018, we’ll continue to feature artists and their work in the MAD eNews. If you’d like to put your work in the spotlight this year,…

New! Monthly Kingston Arts and Action Mixer

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Let’s kick off 2018 with a community arts meet-up! Starting on Thursday, January 4 at 6:30pm, MAD joins forces with Art Walk Kingston and Arts Mid-Hudson to host a new monthly gathering – the Kingston Arts and Action Mixer – at The Beverly…