Fervornova: An Explosion of Color


at the D.R.A.W. Gallery
24 Iwo Jima Lane, Kingston, NY

Opening June 1st
4 – 6 pm

The D.R.A.W. (Department of Regional Art Workers) at MAD announces the upcoming group exhibition, Fervornova. Curated by MAD’s youth workforce training program PUGG, this exhibition is located at the D.R.A.W. Gallery at Energy Square, 24 Iwo Jima Ln, Kingston, NY, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 1st, from 4-6 pm. This exhibition showcases the work of local artists Jacinta Brunnell, Kristen Schiele, Craig Wood, Micah Fornari, Nick Carroll, Meryl Bennett, Phlegm, and Amy Cote. The PUGG program offers paid internships in the arts and arts management for youth ages 14 to 24. The D.R.A.W. Gallery serves as a training ground for the PUGG program interns to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the curatorial process – from planning, hanging, and promoting an exhibition.

The exhibition, Fervornova, is an experiential phenomenon that results from an explosion of the bold and colorful; its energy creates a visceral reaction within us. PUGG’s Fervornova exemplifies color as both power and play, teeming with the passionate spirits of our handpicked artists. We present you with sensations to mix you into this vortex and let the Fervornova reach back into you. Held at the D.R.A.W. Gallery at MAD, we aim to highlight the instinctual appeal and the versatility of bright and bold aesthetics to explore themes of identity, humor, pain, joy, and more.

The D.R.A.W. Gallery was created as a part of the Exhibition Program at the Kingston Midtown Arts District. MAD is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, vibrant, and dynamic learning environment that celebrates creativity, cultural diversity, and intellectual curiosity through teaching skills relating to staging exhibitions. The program aims to inspire dialogues that will reach a broad audience within the Kingston community by exhibiting work addressing universal themes of humanity. Through a rich variety of engaging exhibitions and educational initiatives, we are committed to empowering individuals of all ages and backgrounds to discover, explore, and appreciate the transformative power of artistic expression. Emphasis will be placed on encouraging young artists to pursue their artistic goals.

We hope you join us in supporting our local artists and the PUGG Youth Workforce’s hard work in creating the Fervornova exhibition at the D.R.A.W. Gallery. Fervornova will be on view, beginning with an opening reception on Saturday, June 1st, from 4-6 pm, and will close on Saturday, July 20th. Admission is free, and all are welcome to view the artists’ exciting, bold artwork. We look forward to seeing you there.