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…

Activating Perception

Nina A. Isabelle When did you first know you were an artist? Growing up people referred to me as an artist and so I became one – an experience that made me aware of the power of language, perception, belief, and social programming, all themes…

Raychel Wengenroth

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When did you first know you were an artist? Pretty much from the day I was born to artist parents. I got a bracelet from Peters Valley when I was 14, took my first class in 1975 and began jewelry making when I was 15. I was hooked! I took…

Bringing Artists Together: 1st Saturday UNITY Show

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“You just have to look, and you’ll see the kind of vibrant arts scene we have in Midtown,” says Sarah Carlson, community arts liaison for The Lace Mill, and co-organizer of the upcoming UNITY show on May 6. Carlson and Lisa Kelley, events…
Color Cloud by Jesse

April 2017 1st Saturday

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On Saturday, April 1, I set out with the goal of visiting every Kingston First Saturday reception. I started on lower Broadway and worked my way uptown. I saw a lot of marvelous art and ran into many First Saturday friends I had not seen over…

Remembering Pauline Oliveros

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Pauline Oliveros was revered among her peers as a visionary composer, professor and humanitarian though many Kingston residents were unaware of her powerful influence. When she passed on Thanksgiving Day at age 84, her legacy was already well…
Steve Finkle – Garden Flowers

Steve Finkle Photographs Exhibit at City Hall through June

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Visitors to Kingston City Hall are invited to linger over a photography exhibition in the ground floor hall honoring the late Steve Finkle, former Director of the City's Office of Economic Development. Steve Finkle Photographs will continue…
ARTBAR Gallery - Photo by Kevin Godbey

First Saturday: A History and a Plan

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MAD has initiated a partnership to revive and expand Kingston's First Saturday gallery openings tradition. Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK) stalwart Nancy Donskoj and ARTBAR owner Allie Constant recently launched Kingston Gallery Business…