Costumes and Cosplay Inspire Artists at The D.R.A.W.

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The Costumed Drawing program at The D.R.A.W. was one of the highlights of this year’s Art Walk.

Celebrating Ben Wigfall and His Black Arts Movement Contemporaries

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“Restoring Pride in Culture: Legacy and Tradition,” a new exhibit at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, celebrates the spirit and legacy of the late Ben Wigfall through artworks by several of his prominent peers, including Romare Bearden,…
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…

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…
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…
Ben Wigfall by Nancy Donskoj 1993

Honoring Luminary Printmaker Ben Wigfall

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We learned of Ben Wigfall’s passing as we were ready to announce the launch of the MAD Ben Wigfall Project. Warmly remembered by Kingston’s African-American and arts communities, Wigfall was a professor of printmaking at SUNY New…