Lisa Barnard Kelley

Executive Director

Lisa Barnard Kelley is an executive professional and producer with over 18 years of non-profit arts experience. Kelley began her career in Kingston working for 12 years with Ione and Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening Institute. Lisa is a vocalist, performance artist, Deep Listening certificate holder and founder of Perla Productions. She currently serves on the board of the Ministry of Maat and the City of Kingston’s Arts Commission.

Lara Giordano

Founder, Director of The D.R.A.W.

Lara Giordano is an arts advocate, teacher, artist and community member. A retired Kingston High School teacher, she was instrumental in the design and implementation of arts driven interdisciplinary curriculum. Founder of the Dept. of Regional Art Workers (DRAW). She has served on the Board of Women’s Studio Workshop and the City of Kingston Arts Commission.

Beth Humphrey

P.U.G.G Advisor

Beth Humphrey studied printmaking at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and surface design at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She has had residencies at the Ucross Foundation and the Penland School. Humphrey was a NYFA Mark Fellow in 2009 and exhibits her work nationally. In 2005, she co-founded Saugerties Art Lab, and was the Education Curator for the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. She lives in Saugerties with her family.

Aurora Brush

Program Assistant

Aurora is an artist, printmaker, book collector and dog enthusiast who enjoys reading comics and taking long walks in old graveyards. Aurora is the founder, producer and editor of Cosmic Dog House Press, an independent publishing business located in Kingston. Cosmic Dog House offers risograph printing for local creatives and organizations looking to produce vibrant prints, zines, books and more! In addition to their publishing business, Aurora also works as a teacher, dog walker, tarot deck creator and illustrator.

Julia Sforza

Relationship Coordinator

Julia Sforza is an administrator, coordinator and writer who believes that the vibrant artistic culture in midtown Kingston is a positive force for change. In past lives, she studied creative writing at SUNY New Paltz, worked in the stock photography industry, and owned an award-winning jam company.