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 in my current work. It’s possible that if I had … More Activating Perception

Raychel Wengenroth

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 a two-week intensive when I … More Raychel Wengenroth

Bringing Artists Together: 1st Saturday UNITY Show

“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 coordinator for The Shirt Factory, have collaborated to produce this exceptional event … More Bringing Artists Together: 1st Saturday UNITY Show

April 2017 1st Saturday

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 the winter months. (BTW, my usual and constant companion, … More April 2017 1st Saturday

Remembering Pauline Oliveros

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 preserved at Rensselaer’s Center for Deep Listening. In mid-March, Kingston City Hall’s Council Chambers rang out with … More Remembering Pauline Oliveros

Steve Finkle Photographs Exhibit at City Hall through June

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 through June during City Hall hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Finkle’s passion for photography led him to … More Steve Finkle Photographs Exhibit at City Hall through June

First Saturday: A History and a Plan

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 Group (KGBG) to lead the partnership and create a center of gravity for Kingston’s many galleries and First Saturday venues. Kingston Arts … More First Saturday: A History and a Plan

A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros

Presented by City of Kingston’s Arts Commission A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros An afternoon of presentations, performances and Deep Listening With friends and special guests Sunday, March 19, 3-5pm Reception 5-6pm Hosted by Kingston Midtown Arts District Kingston City Hall 420 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401 Space is limited, please RSVP here. EVENT PROGRAM As … More A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros

Two Local Publications Feature MAD Initiatives

The Lace Mill: Collaborative Catalyst “From the Lost Generation to Andy Warhol’s Factory, from the painters of La Belle Epoque to the Beats, history shows that when a few artists have the space and opportunity to inspire and collaborate they will have an outsize effect on the community around them. Whatever the types of makers … More Two Local Publications Feature MAD Initiatives