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…

Robert Hessler: Curiosity as Creative Muse

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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”

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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!

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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

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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…

The Shirt Factory Turns 100 – Come Celebrate on Saturday!

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How do artists celebrate living – and creating – in a building that’s 100 years old? With a building-wide Open Studio Tour, Performance Art, Pop-Up Galleries and a Special Historic Exhibit, of course! On Saturday, September 16, the Shirt…

Bassist Michael Bisio: Steeped in the Tradition of Moving Forward

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When did you first know you were an artist? In that moment. Favorite medium(s) you use to make art… Sound. What are the most interesting new trends in your field? Is your work changing as a result? "New trends" is a difficult phase for me.…

Celebrating the Arts, Kingston Style

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 Another Smashing Success! An exciting evening celebrating the arts happened on Thursday, August 3rd at The Collective on Broadway Commons. The 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts was the best yet and included a weather event as usual. Thank…

Dawn of Creation

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Dawn Bisio When did you first know you were an artist? Just a few years ago! I've done many creative things in life: film, writing, performance art, photography, even healing arts, but I rarely called myself an artist, even though I loved…

D.R.A.W., A New Community Arts Center on Broadway

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By Lynn Woods Lara Giordano is still putting the finishing touches on the renovation of 626 Broadway, but already the storefront has been a hive of creative activity. Her Department of Regional Art Workers, or D.R.A.W., as she has named…

July 1st Saturday Highlights

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Wow! There was so much to see and a downpour could not deter us from making the rounds. The MAD Map and having a rough itinerary in mind really make it easier to pack as much art as possible into four hours (sometimes five, depending on the…