Lindsey A. Wolkowicz: Drawing Connections

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

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

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

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?
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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

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

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

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…

Robert Hessler: Curiosity as Creative Muse

There are always elements you can't entirely control. The beauty lies in the imperfections and in the joy and excitement of discovery. – Robert Hessler When did you first know you were an artist? I've been a creative type since I am a little…

Pop-Up Fine Art Market “a perfect fit” with Made in Kingston

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Organizers of the 5th Annual Made in Kingston market at The Metro deemed it an unqualified success. MiK attracted record crowds on Thursday, December 7, offering the MAD Pop-Up Fine Art Market a resounding debut. “This MAD Pop-Up Fine Art…

MAD Pop-Up Fine Art Market Debuts at “Made in Kingston”

A Great Place to do Some Holiday Shopping! MAD is sponsoring a new Pop-Up Fine Art Market at the 5th Annual “Made in Kingston” on December 7 from 4-8:30 p.m. Participating artists include Neville Bean, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Ray Curran,…

Calling All Kingston Artists!

Nominations Open Until 12/17 for Distinguished Artist Award The Kingston Arts Commission has established, with Mayor Steve Noble’s blessing, the City of Kingston Distinguished Artist Award for 2018-2019. This award acknowledges the growing…

The Artists of Art Walk Kingston 2017

It was a beautiful weekend for the 2nd annual Art Walk Kingston, the self-guided tour of artist studios. Lots of terrific artists, but not enough time to meet them all. Here are 33 who allowed me to photograph them. Several were shy or preoccupied with…

Art Walk Kingston 2017

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Linda Marston-Reid Executive Director, Arts Mid-Hudson Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community in its 2nd year during the weekend of September 23rd and 24th. The public is invited to explore three distinct…

1st Saturday September Highlights

Each 1st Saturday is another fun opportunity to mingle with friends old and new, while getting inspired by the work of all the creative types who live, work and play in Kingston. Have a look at some of the highlights from September 2! Click…