Lotsa Yellow

There’s always so much to see on 1st Saturday, but on March 3 everywhere you looked, there was yellow yellow YELLOW. Openings at ARTBAR Gallery and The Storefront Gallery were yellow-central, a trend amplified all over the arts district. The celebration of optimism-inspired works marked the kick off of Kingston’s “Paint The Town Yellow” initiative. … More Lotsa Yellow

Interacting Creatively at Kingston Ceramics Studio

By Lynn Woods 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, which is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown. Motivated by her love of … More Interacting Creatively at Kingston Ceramics Studio

The Samara Project Slated for October Launch: Volunteers Needed

To preserve the legacy of Todd Samara, a nationally recognized artist whose favorite subject was Kingston’s Rondout, a group of Kingston artists have formed the Samara Project, which is proposing a month-long, city-wide retrospective of Todd’s work this October. The retrospective, which is sponsored by MAD, would include exhibits of Todd’s paintings at Kingston galleries, … More The Samara Project Slated for October Launch: Volunteers Needed

Honoring Pauline Oliveros

The Midtown Arts District is raising funds to install an interpretive sign honoring the life and contributions of the influential Kingston arts leader, Pauline Oliveros. This sign will be placed in The Deep Listening Plaza at The Commons on Broadway this spring. When people enter The Deep Listening Plaza they will come to understand how … More Honoring Pauline Oliveros

Get #INTOYellow – March 3 through May 31

“We Are #INTO Yellow” is a collaborative artist exhibit between two galleries, ARTBAR Gallery and The Storefront Gallery. The organizer—conceptual artist and MAD Board member, G. Riley Johndonnell (aka ‘Uncle Riley’)—proposed the idea to shine a light on depression. This exhibition of optimism-inspired works by an array of local artists features works using International Optimism Yellow … More Get #INTOYellow – March 3 through May 31

Harris Diamant: Head Maker

When did you first know you were an artist? Always Favorite medium(s) you use to make art… Brass, aluminum, steel, gold/metal leaf. I purchase more supplies from hardware stores than from art material stores. What are the most interesting new trends in your field? Is your work changing as a result? About a dozen years … More Harris Diamant: Head Maker

Ferrovia Studios: The Art of Business in Midtown

Artist Angela Rose Voulgarelis and her husband, Turu Illgen, an architect, have lived in the area since 2010 and drove by 17 Railroad Avenue in Kingston many times over the last few years. “We wondered who was going to ‘do something’ with that building,” Voulgarelis says. “It looked like a great opportunity … for someone … More Ferrovia Studios: The Art of Business in Midtown

Kingston Midtown Arts District’s Debt to Ben Wigfall

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 of these have had a profound effect on the shaping of the Kingston Midtown Arts District … More Kingston Midtown Arts District’s Debt to Ben Wigfall