Art Walk Kingston
“Art Walk Kingston is an invaluable asset and contributes to the thriving artistic community in Kingston. I encourage everyone to join me for a weekend of fun and creativity, where each of our unique neighborhoods is highlighted through its diverse artists, performers, arts-based businesses and organizations.”
– Mayor Steve Noble
SEPTEMBER 26 – 27, 2020
Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community. Over the course of two days, visitors and local residents are invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events. Paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures are just some of the mediums that will be on display at home studios and galleries across the city. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, the event weekend will offer a broad range of art and activities for everyone. The event will be held from 12 – 5pm each day.
Due to the unprecedented events we are all facing with the coronavirus, this years event will be limited to private exhibition spaces, galleries, and a special online, virtual gallery. Help support our creative community by marking your calendars and joining us to celebrate the artists and arts businesses in Kingston, NY.
Visit the ONLINE MAP to view the locations of the artists, galleries & events or download our Artist Guide that lists participating artists and galleries.
Can’t attend in person? Visit our online Virtual Gallery!
EVENT SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
2020 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
About the Artist: Carol Pepper-Cooper who holds the MFA from Pratt Institute, relocated to the Hudson Valley in 1974. In 2004, she was commissioned to design three seven-foot stained glass windows that were installed in Kingston’s Temple Emanuel. Her work received the 2014 Distinguished Artist Award from the Arts Society of Kingston and the 2015 Sally Jacobs/Phoebe Towbin Award from the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. Her work is in private homes on the East and West coasts and in the permanent collections of the University of Illinois, Pratt Institute, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Carol Pepper-Cooper is a member of the N.A.W.A.
About the Artist: Carol Struve is a painter who makes prints and resides in Kingston. Her works have been included in numerous regional and national exhibitions including A.I.R. Gallery, NYC (solo), Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC, LABspace, Hillsdale, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon and Wired Gallery, High Falls. She has been recipient of several grant awards and residencies including a Studio Fellowship at Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY. Carol was commissioned by The Hudson Valley Seed Company to create a design for a seed pack (Art Pack) and also the recipient of the Robert Angeloch Award for Excellence in Printmaking from the Woodstock Artist Association.
About the Artist: Using the image of trees as a motif I explore the abstraction of the landscape to reveal the underlying energy of the forest.
About the Artist: Chris O’Neal was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He works in a range of media, from drawing and painting to poster and website design. You can see more of his work at his website. Chris lives and works in Kingston, New York.
MEDIUM: Mixed Medium
About the Artist: I create mystical magical art. It is a representation of my vision of the divine presence in everyone and everything. It encompasses many paths that lead to Spirit honoring the symbols and sages that have paved our sacred way. All pieces are created from my souls messages. It is my hope that those who encounter my work will take in all the love, peace and harmony from which they were created.
DEBORAH MILLS THACKREY
About the Artist: Deborah Mills Thackrey has been focused on photographing painterly abstractions for two decades and is now printing them on textiles as well as showing them on gallery walls.
MEDIUM: Ceramic Sculpture
About the Artist: I have become immersed in working with clay for the past few years. As an artist I attempt to create something that transcends the material I am working with.
MEDIUM: Ceramics, Sculpture
About the Artist: Gülnar Babayeva is an emerging immigrant artist based in Hudson Valley, NY. She is a multidisciplinary creator, with a background in graphic design, currently cultivating her sculptor identity by focusing on sculptural expressions with clay. She practiced sculpture with master figurative sculptor Tricia Cline at Woodstock School of Art. Her major inspirations are human figure, consciousness, dreams, vessels, sunlight, open spaces, plants, pets, classical sculptures, music, and close friends. Caspian Muse is her alias identity and online studio which can be found on Instagram @caspianmuse. She currently creates her art at Kingston Ceramics Studio.
HANS VAN MEEUWEN
About the Artist: Hans van Meeuwen is a Dutch-born artist who moved to the USA in 2004. Prior to New York he lived fourteen years in Cologne, Germany. Van Meeuwen has exhibited in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. In addition to his sculptures, installations and drawings, he has designed several permanent public artworks. Van Meeuwen has had numerous exhibitions in galleries, non-profit exhibition spaces and museums. 3 Catalogues were published about his work. He has been reviewed in newspapers in the USA, Germany, Belgium and Holland, as well as in cultural programs on German and Dutch public tv.
About the Artist: Harris Diamant is a native New Yorker. A pioneering, prominent dealer in American folk art in the 1960s, by the 1980s, he devoted himself to full time art making. Completely self-taught, he utilizes a variety of techniques…wood carving, brazing, lathe-turning, gold leafing… in his sculptures, drawings and paintings. Introspection, self-knowledge, and glimpses into metaphysical and spiritual realms all fuel Diamant’s working process. “My decision to concentrate on heads is motivated by the awareness that they embody both subject and object… They contain a universe.”
About the Artist: Jane Bloodgood-Abrams has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz, is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art,” and was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists. Jane’s work has been juried into the New York State Biennial, The Mohawk-Hudson Regional, The Florence Biennial in Italy, and exhibitions in Austria and Germany. Jane was an Artist in Residence through the Catskill Center and was selected for the Rhine-Hudson Artist Exchange in Germany. Her work is included in numerous museum and private collections and is represented in galleries throughout the Northeast.
About the Artist: Photographer, architect, and pilot Jeffrey Milstein has had a love for aircraft since childhood. After graduating from the University of CA, Berkeley, Milstein used his passion for flying to inspire his art. Milstein is known for his aerial shots of cities, as well as his photos of aircraft mid-flight. His work has been featured in publications such as the NY Times, Time, European Photography, and LA Times. It has been showcased in both the US and Europe and is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in LA, Benrubi Gallery in NYC, Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto, and ARTITLEDcontemporary in the Netherlands.
About the Artist: Joe Gonzalez has been taking photographs for over 25 years for both personal joy and to share with others. He continues to work primarily in 35mm black and white film. In addition to creating art, Joe is the founder of the nonprofit organization, The Project Solution (theprojectsolution.org) whose mission is to provide funding for infrastructure projects around the world. He’s also one of the creators and producers of Art Walk Kingston.
MEDIUM: Ceramics, Sculpture
About the Artist: Kelly McGrath has been a practicing artist since 2007 and Art educator since 2009. She utilizes wax, paper, plaster, wood, clay and found materials in her process driven work. She explores themes that are influenced by biologic process like growth and decay, mutation and evolution. She has been invited to present and teach at R&F Handmade Paints, Women’s Studio Workshop, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Peter’s Valley and Snow Farm. She earned her BFA in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz in 2007 and her Master’s in Art Education from Hunter College in 2019. She is currently employed at SUNY New Paltz as the Instructional Support Technician for the Sculpture Department.
MEDIUM: Ceramics, Painting
About the Artist: Kevin Frank is a 1983 graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in drawing and painting. He executes figurative work in both oil and encaustic beeswax.
About the Artist: Lindsey Wolkowicz’s work examines the relationship between us and the spaces we occupy by exploring memory, connection, psycho-dynamics and perception. In her drawings, figure, surface, lines and geometry interrupt and support one another. Bodies drawn are, at once, strong, vulnerable and seeking to ground themselves in the “places” they occupy through their hands and feet, touch and relationship. When the figure is absent, dislocated architectural compositions promote evocative connections and associations for the viewer, inviting them to project themselves into the impossible spaces therein. Wolkowicz received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009 and moved to Kingston, NY in 2017.
About the Artist: Lissa graduated from the Jewelry Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Upon graduation she won the Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Design Award, and went to work as a designer at Van Cleef & Arpels in NYC. She was a co-owner of the retail/wholesale jewelry company Spirit of Two, who sold their work to galleries across the United States. They maintained a gallery and studio in the Rondout section of Kingston, after moving the business up from the meatpacking district in Manhattan. Lissa teaches the many facets of stone setting at Hudson Valley Silverworks in Kingston.
About the Artist: Lynn Woods is known for her writing, making of the film “Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal,” and plein air paintings of Kingston’s urban streets. Recently she has expanded into still life subjects as a way to better grasp the dynamics of the rectangle and possibilities for expression through composition, color, and paint application.
About the Artist: Graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Masters of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Franklin Watkins Prize, PAFA, Philadelphia, Carolyn Granger Gibbon Award for Oils, Summit Art Center, Award for Paper Construction.
About the Artist: Marysa Sacerdote is a jeweler in Kingston, NY. All of her work is handcrafted with love using recycled metals. Marysa’s work can be found in many galleries and shops throughout the country, and she usually sells her creations at regional arts events. Marysa is offering free domestic shipping on all items on her website.
About the Artist: Born and bred in Kingston, New York, He spends as much time as possible making tiny paper cut dioramas, or under taking enormous cross hatched drawings, and sometimes can think that a cross hatched mural is a good idea. Is the recipient of Arts Mid-Hudson’s Art in Public Places 2020 award. Maybe it was good idea.
About the Artist: Neville Bean is a designer and art director. Her work includes a diverse mixture of projects ranging from graphic design to prop making, from fashion design to video art direction. Years ago, as a hands-on maker, she also began creating in clay… After moving to Kingston, her interest and attraction to the rich history of the architecture and the brickworks, inspired her to create a collection of “Brick” stoneware pieces evocative of the unique beauty of the area. This wall piece was created of hand-built, textural stoneware panels, painted in oil – mounted to float off the wall.
About the Artist: I am a retired art professor who makes small, wall-hung, encaustic-covered sculptures about human foibles or characteristics, useless tools, and mutated life forms. The work tends to be simultaneously abject and humorous.
About the Artist: Patti Gibbons has spent most of her life residing in and being inspired by the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River Valley, a place that has captured her heart and creative muse. Immersed in the arts at an early age, she has shown her work regionally and internationally. Patti holds a BS and MS in Art Education and taught art for 21 years, leaving that career 7 years ago to follow her dream of living life as a full time artist. Patti resides in Kingston where she joyful designs and creates in her home studio.
About the Artist: Born in Italy, near Venice, and educated in the Northeast United States, Philip Monteleoni’s career was architectural, bringing clarity, light and humanity to hospital design in the US and abroad. Retired now, he and his wife Carol have made their home in the Hudson Valley, and he is devoting his energies equally to marble sculpture and guitar music.
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Painting
About the Artist: Born and raised in Kingston, NY, I grew up in a family of creators, so it was inevitable that I’d pursue an art career for myself. I completed my BS in Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz in 2016. I’ve struggled with various mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression for the vast majority of my life. Only in the last few years have I retaken control, though I still struggle. My current work is both an affirmation of and a rebellion against my mental illness. It is a rebirth after years of struggling to stay above the surface.
MEDIUM: Mixed Medium, Collage
About the Artist: Born n bred in NYC. Been cutting out images and instilling new Life in them, placing them in new “stories” since age 5. Lived in Vieques,PR for 10 years and Kingston, NY for 3 years.
MEDIUM: Fused Glass
About the Artist: Sara and Michael Beames started Beames Designs! in 1990. Located in the inspiring Hudson Valley of New York, they produce hand made fused glass Judaica, Home Accessories, and Jewelry. Beames Designs! has received three Niche Award nominations and their work can be found in galleries and craft shops throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, South Africa, Australia, and Japan. Special Collections include an ornament for the White House, Washington DC (now in the Clinton Library), an Eternal Flame sculpture for the Kingston City Hall, Kingston, NY, and a Donor Wall for the JCC of Northern Philadelphia.
MEDIUM: Mixed-Medium, Fiber
About the Artist: Susan began as a painter and sculptor. I later delved into used mixed media working mostly in fiber/yarns. I use a variety of materials and combine different rug hooking, latch hooking and weave stitching into my works. The subject matter of each work determines the type of materials I will use and the fiber medium I will go forward executing in these works. My art pieces are well researched and painstakingly pursued in detailed and labor-intensive undertakings. I tend to do studies and my drawings are finished works of their own. I have been influenced by Native American design and by women who did samplers in early America and later in the industrial period where women worked in factories and left their homes in rural areas to the city. They were wonderful storytellers. My subjects or themes to my work are diverse as to rug hooking and mostly using fiber to emulate Native Americans. Finally, the greatest memoirs are found in our yearbook. It is a time capsule of sorts. This is a journey called: “1962: A Yearbook.” The pages are reconstructed of one’s own memory and you go from the beginning of the namesake of its dedication in the yearbook – a picture of the school building; and the boy’s on one side and the girl’s on the other side. It is neatly packaged representing the times in a cultural and political sense.
About the Artist: Susan Piperato is a writer, ghostwriter, and book and magazine editor who began practicing abstract drawing three years ago. She works with ink, pastels, watercolor, oil sticks, and graphite.
MEDIUM: Ceramics, Sculpture
About the Artist: Susan Whelan started life in Ohio but has resided near the Hudson River for over forty years, slowly moving upriver. She landed in Kingston with her family seventeen years ago. Susan is a handbuilding ceramic artist, mostly self-taught. She creates work to please herself and is delighted when it pleases others, too! Birds, particularly owls, are a subject Susan returns to continually. Recently the patterns of Aspen bark, sparked by recent trips to Colorado, have caught her interest. Susan is easing her way into “retirement” from a steady income to a life doing what she loves. Less stress! More clay!
STONESTYLING TYLER BORCHERT
About the Artist: Welcome to my world of organic art. I am Tyler Borchert, entrepreneur and owner of Stone Styling. As a local artist inspired by nature, I create various types of unique stick and stone art. From small minimalistic home décor to large extravagant sculptures, my art can be viewed throughout the Hudson Valley in nature, homes, and businesses. I hike around the Catskills finding breathtaking backdrops to build sculptures and photograph them, often times removing them from the wilderness and locking them together for a lifetime of enjoyment. I strive to create pieces using all natural and nontoxic materials that are locally sourced from the earth and crafted purely with love. My hope is to inspire and enhance individuals’ lives through the energy of art. The vibration of natural elements in my art expression will add a frequency of tranquility and balance to your home, office, or wherever you chose Stone Styling in you life. Feel free to come explore my gallery on the historic Rondout Creek and embrace the warmth of art filling your soul. Custom pieces and services may be rendered upon request as well.
About the Artist: Tom Hackett seeks to share interesting, beautiful and impressionistic scenes from nature, including human nature and its artifacts. Tom is a self-taught landscape and aspiring fine art photographer who has been “doing photography” since he was a child. His work is often surreal, abstract and whimsical, occasionally comical. He combines opportunistic and staged images with textures, effects and other tools, primarily in Photoshop, to produce compositions with a painterly effect.
MEDIUM: Collage Poetry
About the Artist: “Writing with Scissors: Collage Poetry by Will Nixon” With scissors, magazines, newspapers, promotional cards, and iPhone photos, I create my own little worlds.
An author and poet, Will Nixon has published “The Pocket Guide to Woodstock” and with Michael Perkins, “Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town.”
ZELDA (aka Judith Z. Miller)
About the Artist: Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist: performer, producer, visual artist, workshop leader and healer who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. Under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda developed her new one-person show Que Será, Será. She produces Zelda’s Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties.
2020 PARTICIPATING GALLERIES & SPECIAL EVENTS
ART SOCIETY OF KINGSTON (ASK)
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Judy Pfaff, Pamela Blum, Betty Greenwald, Frank Theodore, Jenna Annunziato, Seth Aylmer, Gülnar Babayeva, Talya Baharal, Neville Bean, Leslie Bender, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Harris Diamant, Nancy Donskoj, Allen Furbeck, Chris Gonyea, Barbara Gordon, Michael Lokensgaard, Sean Noonan, Winden Rose, Bill Rybak, Stefan Saffer, Casey Schwarz, Ernest Shaw, Susan Spencer Crowe, Deborah Mills Thackrey, Hans van Meeuwen
About the Gallery: Kingston Annual 2020, the new annual fine arts exhibition and competition curated by Julie Hedrick, features works of the three prize winners and 22 selected artists, along with the work of Guest Artist, Judy Pfaff, a pioneer of installation art, in the three galleries of the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK). Presented by Midtown Arts District Kingston and ASK. Sponsored by Ulster Savings.
CHALK THE WALK
About the Event: As part of the Worldwide Day of Play, organizations will decorate their sidewalk with temporary spray chalk and create an activity that adolescents, and those young at heart, can participate with at their own convenience and while socially distancing. Roberta Ziemba, educator and artist will decorate the sidewalk outside of Artport, 108 East Strand from 12-5pm on Saturday.
CORNELL CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Cindy Sumerano, Rich Morris, Donna Faranda, Jerome Goldberg, Alene Pierro, Michael Garda, Rich Greffrath, Will Nixon, Nicole Murray-Lewis, Ethan Barnett, Kasmira Demyan, Ingrid Nichter, Shana Circe, Justin Windman-Kerr, Teresa Echarry, Sharon Ascher
About the Gallery: This exhibit, juried by local artist MariaElena Ferrer (Executive Director of Humanamente) displays artwork that showcases what it is to be human. Submitted artwork can be in the form of portraiture, figures within a landscape or other setting, a scene where human presence is evident, an abstract evoking human emotion and/or condition, or compositions exploring human rights.
LIVE PERFORMANCES: SPAGHETTI EASTERN MUSIC & GUITARS A GO GO
Saturday, September 26, 1 pm at Artport – Spaghetti Eastern Music
Spaghetti Eastern Music is the solo project of Saugerties-based guitarist, keyboardist and singer Sal Cataldi. Cataldi fuses Eastern beat, blues, techno and funk-influenced guitar instrumentals with gentle acoustic vocal tunes and looping, straight out of the John Martyn/Nick Drake songbook. Time Out New York writes: “Cataldi’s largely instrumental, Eastern-influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere,” while The New York Times proclaims Cataldi has “a beat unmistakably his own.” Called “truly excellent” by The Village Voice, “a wide ride” by Radio Woodstock, “beautiful and unique” by WFUV’s Mixed Bag, “wonderfully melodic and off-center” by WFMU’s Irene Trudel and a “whirling dervish of musical creation” by Hudson Valley One/Saugerties Times.
Sunday, September 27, 1pm at ArtPort – Guitars A Go Go
Guitars A Go Go is an edge-pushing improvisational partnership of two “switched-on” Hudson Valley-based guitarists, Rick Warren and Sal Cataldi (aka Spaghetti Eastern Music). Armed with a plethora of effects pedals, loopers and a quest for meditative and melodic adventures that span a galaxy of musical influences and attitudes, the duo conjures everything from the contemplative soundscapes of Fripp and Eno and wandering proto-electronica of Krautrockers like Tangerine Dream to genre-defining experimental/avant of six-stringers like David Torn and electronic classicists like Pauline Oliveros.
MAD – DRAW SHOWROOM GALLERY
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Maria Elena Ferrer, MAD Celebration of the Arts’CommUNITY Clay Project
About the Gallery: Located at the Midtown Arts District Headquarters at Energy Square in Midtown, this new storefront gallery celebrates it’s opening with this inaugural exhibit – Maria Elena Ferrer-Harrington’s “Masking Identities: Rebuilding Deterritorialized Cultural Memories” and MAD’s Celebration of the Arts’ CommUNITY Clay Project.
REHER CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CULTURE & HISTORY
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Julia Vogl, Summer 2020 Students of the Rondout Neighborhood Center’s Read and Write Program
About the Gallery: The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History Gallery is the only space in Kingston devoted to the history of the Rondout neighborhood and the immigrant stories of the Hudson Valley, past and present. The mission of the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History is to preserve and present stories with universal appeal about immigration, community, work and bread. It uses its historic bakery building in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood to forge emotional connections among all peoples through tours and programs. We amplify 19th and 20th century immigrant and working-class voices to tell forgotten histories of Kingston, and we engage neighbors, school children, and visitors to rebuild community in the Rondout neighborhood today.
SAY THEIR NAMES MEMORIAL
About the Exhibit: The Say Their Names Memorial was created by Joy Proctor, an events planner in Portland, Oregon. Say Their Names Memorials have been installed all over the country to recognize Black lives lost to police brutality and racial violence. The Kingston YMCA Farm Project’s Summer Youth Crew, installed the memorial on the greenhouse fence as part of their antiracist study and work. The Memorial features photos and names of 200 daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and friends who were murdered because of racism. The Youth Crew added additional artwork to reflect their personal anti-racist journeys. Local flower farmers donated flowers to the Memorial. We invite the public to install flowers on the Memorial, to reflect on their antiracist commitments and to Say Their Names. Watch a short video about the project.
ARTIST AND GALLERY REGISTRATION