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…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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?

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, please…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…