The Shirt Factory Turns 100 – Come Celebrate on Saturday!

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 Factory at 77 Cornell Street in the Kingston Midtown Arts District is hosting a Centennial Celebration … More The Shirt Factory Turns 100 – Come Celebrate on Saturday!

Bassist Michael Bisio: Steeped in the Tradition of Moving Forward

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. My art is steeped in tradition and to quote the … More Bassist Michael Bisio: Steeped in the Tradition of Moving Forward

Dawn of Creation

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 arts and my college degrees focused on art. I guess I was insecure. Then a … More Dawn of Creation

July MAD Notes

Steering Committee Meeting Notes                 7/6/17 Ray Curran, Chairperson Attending: Anne Bailey, Jennifer Schwartz Berky, Sarah Carlson, Ray Curran, Renée Darmstadt, Richard Frumess, Kevin Godbey, Linda Marston-Reid, Rick Whelan  Notes compiled by Richard Frumess SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  August 3 Celebration of the Arts Sept 23-24 Art Walk Oct 7-8 O+ Festival First Thursdays Art Walk … More July MAD Notes

D.R.A.W., A New Community Arts Center on Broadway

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 the new community art space, has hosted printmaking and comic-book writing workshops for half a … More D.R.A.W., A New Community Arts Center on Broadway