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…

The Appetizing Art of Aaron Rezny

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When did you first know you were an artist? I started taking photographs in my parents’ Brooklyn basement when I was 12. Then I got accepted to the High School of Art and Design. I went on to receive a scholarship to attend the School of…
Ben Wigfall by Nancy Donskoj 1993

The Life of Ben Wigfall Celebration

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June 10, 2017 SUNY New Paltz On Sunday, June 10, 2017, more than 100 people gathered at SUNY New Paltz to celebrate the life of Ben Wigfall. The following appeared in the service program. Ben Wigfall is one of the true giants of the…

James Martin: Inspired By the Old Masters & Kingston’s New MAD Creatives

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Your Name: James Martin Your Studio/Business Name: Cornbroom Studio Address: 165 Cornell Street #203 Kingston, NY 12401 Phone: 347-387-6874 Email Address: tcfishingcompany@aol.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008461890230 When…

Creating Visual Tapestries

Artist Interview with Leslie Bender When did you first know you were an artist? As a wee tot. I drew herds of horses and northeastern US wild animals so intuitively. I wanted to become an illustrator and be in the same field as my mother,…

June 1st Saturday Highlights

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Interesting and even surprising conversations along the way are one of the best parts of 1st Saturday, whether you’re meeting new people or reconnecting with friends and favorite artists. The MAD Map and having a rough itinerary in mind really…

People, Passion and Purpose at Broadway Arts

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Joseph LaLima When did you first know you wanted to open an art gallery? What have you learned over the years? I've known I wanted my own studio/gallery since leaving college in 1995. I've learned over the years it's not nearly as easy as I…

May 2017 1st Saturday

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1st Saturday is my favorite Saturday of the month, and it’s really exciting to see all the new galleries opening in MAD and throughout Kingston. I started in the Rondout at StoneStyling by Tyler – I’m a big fan of his outdoor sculptures…