SEPTEMBER 23 – 24, 2017
About the Art Walk
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 performers are invited to schedule performances to include during the tour. 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 walk will be held from 12pm-5pm each day and will feature over 100 artists in private studios, galleries and special events.
Visit our online map at map.artwalkkingston.com
2017 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
ARTIST: ANAFA SIEGEL
About the Artist: I find beauty in mixing found objects mainly rusts and recreate treasures masks sculptures. I also work with found mediums in the wild and bottle caps and the broken to form new life.
ARTIST: ANGELA ROSE VOULGARELIS
MEDIUM: PAINTING, DRAWING/ILLUSTRATION
About the Artist: Angela Rose Voulgarelis lives and works in upstate NY. Her work is informed by commonplace routines of domestic life, notions of interconnection, and impermanence and loss. Through painting, performance, and object making, she places two aspects of the same thing in the same space, drawing connections between seemingly unrelated ideas, images, and forms. Angela has exhibited her work at the Berliner Kunstprojekt (Berlin), 450 Broadway Gallery (NY), Ampersand International Arts (San Francisco, CA), Belcher Studios Gallery (San Francisco, CA), One Mile Gallery (Kingston, NY), Linksoul Lab (Oceanside, CA), Roos Arts (Rosendale, NY), AIR Gallery (NY), and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (New Paltz, NY). She has been a visiting artist at the Michaelis School of Art (Cape Town, South Africa), and her work has been featured online at Art:21, and 3-art.org. Angela received her BFA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She also attended the Scoula Lorenzo De’Medici in Florence, Italy where she studied painting and art history with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky (“rosenclaire”). Since 1995, she has continued to study with the collaborative duo, via workshops and private residencies, in the US, Italy, and South Africa.
ARTIST: ANN HAALAND
MEDIUM: PAINTING, MIXED-MEDIUM, COLLAGE
About the Artist: Ann Haaland is a visual artist living in the Hudson Valley, maintaining a studio at the Shirt Factory in Kingston NY. A 1980 graduate of the State University College of New York at Oneonta, Ann holds a dual BA in both Studio Art and Business Economics. Ann is an on-going printmaking participant at the Graphics Studio at the Woodstock School of Art, as well as a previous artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, and a recipient of the 2002 Lucille Blanche Award from the Woodstock Arts Association and Museum. A former professional photographer, graphic designer and illustrator, Ann continues to explore ideas about self, identity and displacement in her paintings, prints, drawings, collages and various mixed media creations.
ARTIST: CARLA ROZMAN
MEDIUM: PAINTING/GRAPHIC DESIGN
About the Artist: Carla Rozman is an artist and graphic designer with a studio in the heart of Uptown Kingston. She paints portraits and interesting scenes using found photography and magazine pages. She is the former Art Director of Chronogram magazine and works with the Smithsonian. There will be new pieces on display at the ArtWalk, and all will be available for purchase.
ARTIST: CAROL LLOYD-MCCARTHY
About the Artist: Carol Lloyd-McCarthy has been a resident of Ulster County for over forty years, painting the many landscapes of this rich area for much of that time. SUNY New Paltz brought her to this area, but after eventually graduating with a degree in art education from University of Wisconsin-Madison, she returned to the Hudson Valley. More recently, she has completed a masters from College of St. Rose and has taught and sold art from her studio in Kingston at the Shirt Factory.
ARTIST: CHARLOTTE TUSCH
About the Artist: My paintings are molded by the emotional and intellectual experiences of my life. What is conveyed is the integrity of the moment. I regard paintings as living entities that interact in quietly yet have strong impact. My work is atmospheric and mysterious in nature and I like to allow one’s imagination to lead the way.
ARTIST: CHRIS ANDERSEN
MEDIUM: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
About the Artist: Chris Andersen is a musician, musical instrument maker and designer. He currently is building marimbas, various percussion instruments and experimental pieces in Kingston. Recently he has been working on glass instruments inspired by the work of Ernst Chladni and the French Baschet brothers. Chris also introduced the steel pan to Bali 15 years ago. He created the company Bali steel pan, which now sell their hand pan instruments internationally. Locally he plays with the Catskill mountain gamelan, preforming traditional Sundanese music. Both on a traditional set of instruments from Indonesia and his own “portable” gamelan tuned to the Sundanese selendro scale.
ARTIST: CHRIS GONYEA
About the Artist: A Kingston native who after graduating from KHS studied fine art at Pratt Institute with one year of foreign studies in Florence Italy. After a decade of living in NYC he moved back to Kingston, Ny where he maintained a gallery presence with locations such as The Loft and later The Livingroom. For many years he was primarily an abstract painter who often worked in collage. Recent years have demonstrated a shift to the landscape and an investigation of pattern as it exists in nature.
ARTIST: CHRIS O’NEAL
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 on his website. Chris lives and works in Kingston, New York.
ARTIST: COURTNEY STARRETT
About the Artist: Courtney Starrett is an artist, assistant professor of fine and digital art at Seton Hall University, and co-owner of Plural Studios. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S., in England, and Germany. Her work is included in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, as well as several small private collections. Starrett’s works have been published in Metalsmith Magazine, How Design Magazine, Taiwan Craft Magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, Cast: Art and Objects, Lark Books 500 series and on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine fall 2008.
ARTIST: DEBORAH MILLS THACKREY
MEDIUM: PHOTOGRAPHY, TEXTILE
About the Artist: I am a photographer who shoots mostly abstractions, I have recently begun to digitally print my work on textiles and manufacture it as fabric goods. This includes pillows, scarves, kimonos and bags. My imagery includes bright elements from graffiti, plus patinas of rust and cracking paint. I grew up in the Southwest and the elements of rusting neon motel signs, desert vistas, and colorful sunsets are a definite influence on my aesthetic.
ARTIST: DENNIS CONNORS
MEDIUM: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist: I have been lucky to have good teachers, mentors and good friends, most of whom I met through the arts. I studied under Jerry Digiusto at Cortland. After Cortland I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy. Then I went to New Paltz to study sculpture and eventually Albany for a masters degree in information science. During the past 40 years most of my work was sculpture and installations. Recently I have been spending more time on painting and drawing. My work has been called metaphysical, grassroots, introspective, mystical and religious. I once installed 100 empty lawn chairs at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Veterans Day as a work of love. Lest We forget. Any success I have made in my creative ventures I would have to think my family and friends for their support. As we said in the Hippie Days “Art it don’t hurt”.
ARTIST: DOUGLAS SHIPPEE
About the Artist: Doug is the owner of the Rhinebeck Artist’s Shops. He has been painting in oils, acrylics and Watercolors for almost 40 years.
ARTIST: GLAMBERGER aka KATE HAMBERGER
MEDIUM: PHOTOGRAPHY/PERFORMANCE ART
About the Artist: Kate Hamberger aka Glamberger is a visual and performance artist activist based in Kingston, NY. Her work is largely influenced by her diverse education in the arts and criminal justice which has given her a passion for social justice and a vessel by which to pursue it. She seeks to highlight important issues through her artwork while calling others to action to promote positive change in the world. Best known for a durational performance in protest featured in media around the world, Glamberger’s work also has a softer side, sharing her inner world through fantastical interactive and immersive works.
ARTIST: HARRIS DIAMANT
MEDIUM: DRAWING/ILLUSTRATION, SCULPTURE
About the Artist: Harris Diamant – Newly arrived in Kingston after a lifetime in New York City, sculptor Harris Diamant lives and works in the Rondout. “Heads” have been Diamant’s subject for the past 30 years. His heads are sculpted, carved and drawn. Showing frequently on both coasts of the U.S., Diamant is seeking representation close to his new home.
ARTIST: JACK DECKER
About the Artist: Jack Decker is a woodworker and designer in the Hudson valley. His work is rooted in the spare yet elegant vernacular architecture of the region. His work ranges from furniture and cabinetry to historic home restoration.
ARTIST: JAMES PORTER
MEDIUM: PAINTING, TEXTILE, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist: Reviewing my work recently in the Kingston Times, Lynn Woods wrote: “In Uptown are the wryly inventive collages of James Porter; the compositions of his abstracted, simple color forms suggest psychological landscapes imbued with serenity and a quiet joy.” Currently I’m working with “mundane” materials like safety pins, cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, paper, and fabric – stuff over every day life that I often overlook. By exploring the nature of these materials and using them in ways that surprise and delight me, I see the world freshly – and I hope these works cast a similar light on you.
ARTIST: JANE BLOODGOOD-ABRAMS
About the Artist: Jane Bloodgood-Abrams paints luminous landscapes inspired by the regional landscape and it’s artistic heritage. The artist received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the SUNY New Paltz, was been inducted into the National Association of Women Artists, and is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art.”
Bloodgood-Abrams’ paintings have been chosen for numerous exhibitions, including the New York State Biennial, The Mohawk -Hudson Regional, The Bienniale in Florence Italy, and exhibitions in Austria and Germany. The artist was awarded grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and NYFA, and her work has been selected for many museum exhibitions and collections. Jane Bloodgood-Abrams is represented by galleries throughout the country.
ARTIST: JOE GONZALEZ
About the Artist: Joe continues his passion of working with 35mm film and, when a darkroom can be found, hand printing his photographs. Locally in Kingston, he is the co-producer of Art Walk Kingston and runs several creative projects with area youth. He has developed and run a digital photography course for students in Kingston, India and Cameroon. In addition to his creative work, Joe is a project manager for web/technology projects and the founder of the international non-profit, The Project Solution. His photography has been on exhibit in several shows in Manhattan.
ARTIST: JOHNNY POUX
About the Artist: Johnny Poux has been designing and making modern furniture for 25 years. A graduate of Pratt Institute’s industrial design department, he has designed furniture and lighting for mass market, built innumerable custom pieces in wood metal and concrete, designed and built residential and commercial interiors, and enjoys making large kinetic sculpture in his spare time. Johnny Poux Design has been located in Mid-Town Kingston since 2003. Johnny and his family live in Rosendale NY.
ARTIST: JUDY SIGUNICK
MEDIUM: PAINTING, SCULPTURE
WEBSITE: FACEBOOK EVENT
About the Artist: A Hudson Valley-based artist, Judy Sigunick creates objects that speak to the depth of Shakespeare’s understanding of life’s complexities. For this special exhibit, part of the “I, Too, Sing Shakespeare” festival presented by the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Sigunick has created a series paintings featuring letters to the Bard, composed as a pronouncement of friendship and shared ideas. Sigunicks paintings suggest collapsed time – bringing Shakespeare’s works and wisdom into our 21st century. This project was made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Cultural Services & Promotion Fund, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
ARTIST: KEVIN FRANK
About the Artist: I make representational paintings, applying formal treatment to seemingly ordinary subjects such as Hummels, other collectible figurines, and mostly recently ceramic religious pieces. My work speaks to the perception of high versus low culture and the uncertain distinction that results from blurring the lines between the two. In 2010, I relocated from NYC via Los Angeles to Kingston, which I’ve known since the 1990s—thanks to R&F Paints’ encaustic competitions. I earned a BFA in drawing and painting from Carnegie Mellon in 1983. Since then, in addition to painting, I’ve also worked in television graphics for NBC, ABC and Conan.
ARTIST: LESLIE BENDER
MEDIUM: PAINTING, DRAWING, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist: Leslie Bender has exhibited her artwork solo and group regionally since 1987. Her political artwork was shown in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Downtown, Manhattan. In the 1980’s, Leslie painted community murals in New Jersey (CETA), and NYC (CityArts Workshop, Inc.) Her murals grace many private residences, businesses and schools, including the Hyde Park CIA. In the 1990’s she designed and painted sets for major theater productions, regional ballet, and theater companies, including Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Ulster Ballet, and the Woodstock Youth Theater. BFA, Painting: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1975; MFA, printmaking, SUNY New Paltz, 2009.
ARTIST: LINDSEY WOLKOWICZ
MEDIUM: PAINTING, DRAWING, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist: Lindsey Wolkowicz is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and administrator. She was born and raised in the Detroit area, received her BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Painting (2003) and her MFA in Painting/ Drawing from Pratt Institute (2009). Wolkowicz’s work revolves around the relationship between us and the spaces we inhabit. She explores how we occupy space through memory, perspective, relationship and psycho-dynamics. The bodies in her work exist in a situation as much as they do in a location and architectural surrounds are constructed, in both two and three dimensional compositions, promoting a physical and evocative connection with the body of the viewer. While drawing is at the center of her process, she works in a variety of media and maintains an ongoing collaborative project in video and performance installation with her partner Dillon Paul. Wolkowicz and her family moved up to Kingston this Spring after a decade living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
ARTIST: LYNN HERRING
MEDIUM: SCULPTURE, PRINTMAKING
About the Artist: Born in Chicago, Lynn Herring has been living and working in the New York metropolitan area for the past 20+ years. Several years ago she moved to the Hudson Valley and has a studio in Kingston’s Brush Factory where she works on her video installations, paintings and sculptures. After a trip to Mexico in 2016, I was in the studio all summer making drawing-paintings that are fun, silly, colorful and lighthearted to counterbalance the vitriol of our insane presidential election campaign. I began by making purely gestural scribbles. As I kept working, X’s, O’s and other common symbols began showing up in my work. I was using bright intense velvety colors made with gouache straight out of the tube inspired by my visual experience in Oaxaca. I used aluminum acrylic paint as a background color and for texture as well. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to bring the joy I felt of the humble non-materialistic life in Mexico home to the United States. I wanted that for myself — to live simpler, to let go of the striving, the overthinking and the unending busyness. I wanted to dance in the streets and live in a colorful world where there is meaning and purpose in everyday life. What I didn’t want to bring home was the darkness of Mexico’s brutal authoritarian regime. And it seems that I may have involuntarily brought that back with me too. My hope is these spontaneous and colorful paintings bring light and joy to troubled times.
ARTIST: MATTHEW PLEVA
MEDIUM: DRAWING/ILLUSTRATION, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist: Using pop culture, history, and mythology as some of his go to inspirations, Matthew makes extremely labor intensive work, from small scale dioramas to large scale pen and ink illustrations.
ARTIST: MATTHEW TAYLOR
MEDIUM: PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist: Hi, I’m mtt. I find people fascinating and I’ve been using photography to study them for the past 15 years. I believe everyone could benefit from forming a mission statement for their life and mine is currently “to help unify society through art”…I know, it is a bit lofty. Unfortunately, I currently spend way too much time worrying about the daily grind to fully implement my mission…same old story. I hope my imagery inspires you to do something constructive, like question your own place in the world.
ARTIST: MICHAEL GAYK
About the Artist: Michael Gayk earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metals from the University of Washington and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metals Design from the College for Creative Studies.
Michael’s current work is emblematic of contemporary digital manufacturing tools, and traditional metal-craft skills and materials. Inspiration comes from the utilitarian and the banal. Michael’s work has spanned many disciplines such as jewelry and hollowware design, medical, and transportation design. He is also a design collaborator and founder of Plural Studios. Michael is Assistant Professor of Metal and Digital Design and Fabrication at SUNY New Paltz.
ARTIST: MICK FARRELL
About the Artist: Mick Farrell is a Graduate of California College of Art. He Lives in the Hudson Valley. Mick Farrell works in a wide variety of medium, printmaking, zine, installation and performance. His most recent project “Closet World” stands with an ethos of D.I.Y, humility, craft, poetry and rock n roll.
ARTIST: MILLICENT YOUNG
About the Artist: Millicent Young, a New Yorker by origin, recently relocated to the Rondout after decades of living and working in Virginia. She works in two and three dimensions using materials that include horse hair, lead, plaster, and ink. Young is interested in building a vocabulary for a new mythology that restores mystery, beauty, silence, and imagination as central to our co-existence. Her language is both archetypal and allusive. Her work is exhibited widely including in Italy and Mexico. It has been recognized by curators from the International Sculpture Center, and the Whitney, Guggenheim, and Hirshhorn Museums.
ARTIST: NEVILLE BEAN
MEDIUM: PAINTING, TEXTILE, CERAMICS
About the Artist: Neville Bean relocated to Kingston, NY this past year. She has an extensive background in fashion, graphic and product design in NYC. One body of work out of the new studio is a project called ONE…One of a kind and handmade accessories. As a collagist, Neville is inspired by the textiles, her vintage button collection and a deep love of the art of the handmade. She also creates in high fire stoneware, hand built and wheel thrown. Her interest in textures and surfaces is evident in her stoneware vessels, inlaid glaze techniques and oil stick paintings on stoneware “canvases”.
ARTIST: NINA ISABELLE
About the Artist: Nina A. Isabelle is a multidisciplinary artist working with abstract painting, performance art, video, sound, photography, and sculpture. Isabelle identifies with Maximalism and Action Art, pushing material and information past the point of recognition in a way that forces a shift in meaning, revealing new information that can transform and challenge the limits of material perception and belief. Her work deconstructs sensory input as a way to shift interpretations toward perception phenomena to fortify psychic imprint, often referencing the inability of communication which is used to visualize reality, the failure of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content, as well as the shortcomings of literal language. Isabelle’s work has been exhibited internationally and nationally including at The Czong Institute of Contemporary Art in Gimpo, South Korea, Na Gallery in South Korea, The Unstitute in Catalynya, Spain, The Bangkok Underground Film Festival in Thailand, Greenkill in Kingston, HiLo Catskill, The San Diego Art Institute, and Roman Susan in Chicago, among others. She collaborates with Feminist Art Group from Brooklyn, has performed at The Panoply Performance Lab, NYC’s Judson Memorial Church as part of The Anarchist’s Art Fair, Grace Exhibition Space, and with Anarko Art Lab’s Ungovernable Zone at Ft. Tilden. Upcoming her work will be exhibited with Patricia Field’s International Art/Fashion Show, The Shirt Factory Centennial Celebration, as well as at Paul McMahon’s Mothership Gallery in Woodstock, NY.
ARTIST: NORMAN DARVIE
MEDIUM: PAINTING, DRAWING/ILLUSTRATION, SCULPTURE
About the Artist: I have been painting since childhood and am self taught, working in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, penned ink and graphite. Crafting model airplanes and boats was also a favorite pastime. At retirement I started sculpting as I was attending courses at the Art Students League in the City where I am a lifetime member and elected member of The American Artists Professional League. I concentrated on learning the structure of the human anatomy, particularly in ecorche, anatomy drawing and stone carving focusing on the human figure in motion. I carve in stone and model in clay and wax. Several of my pieces are bronzed.
ARTIST: PATTI GIBBONS
MEDIUM: PAINTING, DRAWING/ILLUSTRATION, COLLAGE
About the Artist: Landscape paintings, abstract mindscapes, surreal narrative collages, and greeting cards made with antique paper, fill the studio of Patti Gibbons. A resident of the Hudson Valley since 1969 and Kingston since 1990, Patti is known for personal worlds that are a based on observation, autobiography, wit, social commentary, and fantasy. “The studio is a dream world. Once the door is closed the outside world shut out, it is an escape to a place of wonder, exploration, magic, and resolution; a place where one feels most peaceful and complete.”
ARTIST: RAYCHEL WENGENROTH – Hudson Valley Silverworks
About the Artist: Raychel is the founder of Hudson Valley Silverworks, a fully equipped jewelry & silversmithing school located in the Shirt Factory offers classes for all levels. Come check out the studio and meet some other local talents.
ARTIST: RILEY JOHNDONNELL
About the Artist: G. Riley Johndonnell (aka ‘Uncle Riley’) collaborated with Pantone to create ‘INT-O Yellow’ (International Optimism Yellow) to shine a light on Depresion and inspire a brighter Reality. His studio (Happy Spot) is also a community space and artists residency program where others can exlore Optimism and collaborate on public works of art featuring INT-O Yellow.
ARTIST: ROBERT KRESSLER
About the Artist: A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and University of Pennsylvania, Robert moved to the Hudson Valley in 2014 to explore a different cultural and environmental landscape, and pursue painting in a new light. Paintings currently reflect the tension between the organic and the abstract; and silhouettes of the landscape during the ‘eep’ hours of dawn and dusk.
ARTIST: ROSALIE FRANKEL
About the Artist: Born n bred in NYC. Lived/worked in Vieques, PR.for 11 years. Been clipping,snipping, gluing, creating visual poetry since age 5. I free each image and place them in a new life. Making art comes to me constantly. We think we’re immortal until we’re not.
I am lucky because I have /am art. Art is the world inside me. My art transubstantiates…it is my way of living through the feelings of life, evolving and not being afraid of things. When I make art, I am in the art.
ARTIST: SARA BEAMES
About the Artist: Our fused (kiln fired) glass designs combine many techniques, varied materials and multiple firings to create a contemporary and elegant Judaica & Jewelry. Simple, yet elegant, there is a little serendipity in each piece, no two are exactly alike.
ARTIST: SARAH CARLSON
MEDIUM: FILM/VIDEO, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist: Using performative and autobiographical approaches, Sarah Carlson enjoys the intersection of sound, vision, and performance. She received her MFA in Film Directing from Northwestern and Sarah traveled to Sarajevo do an Installation on the side of the war-torn Hotel Europa. She created a twenty minute film “Chicken,” about a stymied poultry worker and his relationship with his immigrant mother. Lines Triptych utilizes early cell phone footage to get a macro view of the lines and textures of the Chicago sidewalk. Food Deserts in a Land of Plenty is a documentary about fresh food access in urban and rural communities.
ARTIST: SCOTT ACKERMAN
About the Artist: Scott Michael Ackerman is a self-taught artist living and working in Kingston, NY at his new studio known as ‘The Church’. For the last 15 years, Scott has shown his artwork extensively throughout the Hudson Valley and New York State, in addition to numerous shows across the country. His paintings have also been exhibited internationally with shows in both Germany and Holland. Bright demons, playful poetry, and the wild nature of humankind are frankly expressed on Ackerman’s canvases of old wood, glass windows, and large found doors. A self-taught “outsider” artist, his paintings are celebrated for being honest and relatable as well as colorful and aesthetically pleasing. Although he continues to develop as an artist, he still delivers the spiritual and emotional impact for which his early work is known. Living in Kingston at his newfound ‘Church’ space has only had a positive impact on his creative spirit. He asserts that working in a large and beautiful space, gardening, his three cats, and his gal are what inspire him to paint.
ARTIST: SHERRI COHEN
About the Artist:Welcome to Sherri Cohen Design! From whimsical hearts to spiritual items, my collection incorporates sterling silver, gold, and semi-precious gems, along with natural local and exotic woods and recycled materials. My unique art captures my awe of nature, the human spirit and enduring love. My ceremonial objects celebrate life cycles are sure to become the heirlooms and keepsakes of tomorrow. Over 20 years of creativity began with my BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Several years ago I began creating ceremonial objects to celebrate the cycle of life within the Judaic tradition. My work has been exhibited throughout the country in galleries and museum shops as well as in private collections internationally. Please visit: sherricohendesign.com, www.etsy.com/shop/sherricohendesign, [email protected] Wholesale inquiries welcome.
ARTIST: SUSAN BURLEW
About the Artist:I have always been fascinated by ancient civilizations and the art they produced. Even the broken fragments of art objects can tell stories about those who made them. This idea has followed me throughout my life- as a child viewing the treasures of King Tut to a high school student finding clay for the first time. In my work, I combine raw earthy textures and decorative geometric patterns on sculptural forms. Many of my pieces can be seen as vessels while others appear to be shards. Neither is more important than the other: they all have stories to tell.
ARTIST: SUSAN WHELAN
About the Artist:As a sculptural and functional ceramic artist, my surroundings in the Hudson Valley and my early careers in textile design and illustration have all inspired the textures, carvings and subject matter of each one of a kind piece. Most recently there have been congresses of birds flocking in my studio. I have been fueling my love of clay for the past twenty-six years and feel at odds when unable to feel the moist clay beneath my fingertips.
ARTIST: TAPIWA MURONDA
About the Artist:My love of photography began while still a boy in Harare. On my 16th Birthday, I received my first camera a 35mm rangefinder (Helena) from my sister. I was hooked. This fascination has led me on a 20+ year journey as a professional photographer. I have been blessed to have been under the guidance of the late R.A. Muronda (my father) a renowned portrait photographer. Who in 1948 paved the way for black photographers by being the first African to open a portrait studio in Salisbury, Rhodesia (what is now known as Harare, Zimbabwe) and an older brother a writer/filmmaker.
ARTIST: THERESA DRAPKIN
About the Artist:Theresa Drapkin is a New York based artist who works primarily in pastel. Her still life paintings are hardly quiet or traditional. The pieces are heavily saturated and casually representational. There is a focus on color relations. Theresa has an MFA from Pratt Institute and is open to commissions and collaborations.
ARTIST: TYLER BORCHERT
MEDIUM: SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED-MEDIUM
About the Artist:My name is Tyler Borchert, and I am a local artist living in Historic Kingston NY building and selling stick and stone art. For nearly a decade, I have been displaying and sharing my work all throughout Ulster, Greene and Columbia Counties, in hopes that folks will stumble upon my sculptures and build a new appreciation for the beauty we are surrounded by. This hobby has now grown into my business, Stone Styling. For the past seven years I have been hiking throughout the beautiful Hudson Valley, hand gathering all of my backpack. While out in the woods, I open up my imagination in order to find objects that possess a specific uniqueness that can be brought together to form a single piece. What each sculpture represents is subjective. In fact, maybe they represent nothing at all. That is for the viewer’s individual eye, and mind to decide. I spend hour’s delicately selecting ordinary objects that we are surrounded by, but often pay no attention to. Then, I patiently build unique cairns in their natural space. Sometimes I leave them there so the next hiker has an opportunity to view the recycled nature. Other times, I take a photo of the sculpture in its natural habitat and then carry the pieces back to my tranquil studio on the historic Rondout of Kingston. There in my shop I use other recycled materials to hold the pieces together to be sold along with the photo. My creations range from sculptures to functional art to furniture, each piece ready to rattle your imagination. Some of my work can be viewed near the walk way on Dock Street off the Rondout creek in Kingston. You will find me there every Sunday changing my sculptures. Often times I will bring my son, Mason, who will assist me. I feels it is necessary to share my work with my son, as it teaches him the importance of focus and patience. It also give us time to take a break from the ever evolving world around us, slowing down our minds, and bringing all of our focus to one thing. My work is important because I am able to utilize organic pieces from nature, as well as salvaged waste that should not be put back in the environment. Most importantly my work gives viewers something to think about, which requires opening the imagination and allowing it to take you some place new for a while.
ARTIST: WAYNE MONTECALVO
About the Artist: Wayne Montecalvo is a multi disciplinary artist. Wayne’s awards and honors include the Awagami Artist-in-Residence Program at Awagami Paper Factory in Tokushima, Japan; NYFA MARK ’09; Two Full Fellowship Awards for residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Two Residencies at the Frans Masereel Zentrum voor Grafiek, Kasterlee, Belgium; John Michael Kohler Foundation Arts/Industry Artist-in-Residence, Sheboygan, WI; Women’s Studio Workshop Artists’ Fellowship; and an Artists At Work: New York State Council on the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include TSL Warehouse in Hudson, NY; The Hall of Awa, Tokushima, Japan;and CHRCH Project Space, Cottekill, NY
2017 PARTICIPATING GALLERIES & SPECIAL EVENTS
GALLERY: ARTBAR GALLERY
About the Gallery: ARTBAR Gallery in Kingston NY is a unique Hudson Valley art gallery. Our 1200 square foot venue is an exercise in simple elegance, playing host to art exhibitions, corporate events, parties, meetings, gatherings, and our one-of-a-kind wine bar with locally sourced foods and wines from across the region and around the world. ARTBAR Gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, sculpture, encaustic, assemblage, video and on other media. ARTBAR Gallery will be featuring selected work throughout the month of September from artists who will be participating in Art Walk Kingston.
GALLERY: BROADWAY ARTS GALLERY
About the Gallery: Broadway Arts presents selected works by Salvatore Carbone, Angelo Estrada and Margrit Wenzel. Limited Edition Posters touched by all three artists will be available. Closing Reception: September 24th 6:00-9:00pm.
GALLERY: ASK GALLERY
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Beacon Artist’s Union & member show: “Repurpose/Upcycle”
About the Gallery: The Arts Society of Kingston’s (ASK) mission is to enrich the quality of life by bringing artistic experiences to the communities of Kingston, Ulster and Dutchess Counties and the Mid-Hudson Valley. ASK provides a rich and vibrant range of visual art exhibitions, performances, workshops, classes, and other arts-related events in its multi-arts facility.
GALLERY: KINGSTON CERAMICS STUDIO
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Alexis Feldheim, Cheyenne Mallo, Jenna Hope, Jason O’Malley, Lisa Rosenthal, Mercedes Martinez, Lora Shelley, Angelo Estrada
About the Gallery: Kingston Ceramics Studio was opened in May 2017 by Alexis Feldheim. Feldheim makes her own ceramic work for sale and also offers classes, lessons and parties at Kingston Ceramics Studio. The studio also offers membership to a limited number of students and independent local artists who need space and equipment to make their work.
GALLERY: KINGSTON POP MUSEUM
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Paul Hall, Scott Ackerman, Eugene Stetz
About the Gallery: From one Broadway in Midtown to another Broadway in Midtown — John Stavros is bringing his energy and talents to the Catskill Mountains. The Kingston Pop Museum will be a collection of Stavros’s life endevours incorporating fashion, art, music, sports, entertainment and private events and productions under one roof. The Pop Museum will provide artist creative services such as managment, promotions, marketing and hospitality. The Pop Museum will also have a retail merchandise store called the Pop Shop to promote and sell artist merchandise. The Kingston Pop Museum currently has six artist live and work loft spaces that are under construction.
SPECIAL EVENT: KINGSTON WINE COMPANY
About the Gallery: While you’re checking out all of the amazing artists in the Rondout neighborhood of Kingston, stop by Kingston Wine Co. on Saturday between 1pm-5pm for a tasting of some of their incredible wines! Located at 65 Broadway.
GALLERY: THE LACE MILL
WEBSITE: LACE MILL EVENT
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Cheryl Crispell, Tina Crispell, Michele Miller, Friedrich Haas, Patricia Tyrol, Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller), Lanette Kristin Hughes, Rubi Rose, Autumn Pond, Joshua Stern, Kazuma Oshita, James Martin, Marie Pierre-Paul, Christa Ermer, Sarah Carlson, Felix Olivieri
About the Event: The Lace Mill will be featuring a series of visual artists and special events throughout the Art Walk weekend.
Poetry and Poety Things: Saturday 3pm, Sunday at 3pm
Amy Westberg, Chris Wood, Peter Coates on Koto, Tobias Song, Nancy Smith, Allan Stevo
Lace Mill Presentations: Saturday 4pm, Sunday 4pm
The Four Yorkshiremen, Daniel Rhinier, Holly Christiana, Rubi Rose
Music after Art Walk: Saturday at 6
Sighanide, Daniel Rhinier, Jeromy Davis, Dan Sliwa, The Vocal Stylings of the Lace Millers
SPECIAL EVENT: O+ Mural Tour
About the Event: The O+ curatorial team invites you on a tour of some of the large-scale murals made by artists who have exchanged their talent for health and wellness care during the annual O+ Kingston festival in October. The walking tour begins Saturday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at ARTBAR Gallery, 674 Broadway, and will conclude at Peace Park in uptown Kingston. After the tour, have dinner at one of the wonderful neighborhood restaurants and then head to BSP Kingston for an O+ benefit concert featuring Decora.
GALLERY: R&F HANDMADE PAINTS
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:Justin Kish, Kevin Lavin, Kelly McGrath, Sean Noonan, Kelli Sillik
About the Gallery:R&F Handmade Paints was established in 1988. What began as a painter’s solo endeavor has evolved into an internationally known multi-faceted paint company. Our focus is not only on making a unique color line of beautiful paints but on the technical education of using those paints through a range of workshops designed for artists from beginners to the highly accomplished. As one of the co-founders of Kingston’s Midtown Arts District, we are equally committed to making our city an arts friendly environment that enriches the lives of artists and non-artists alike.
GALLERY: THE STOREFRONT GALLERY
About the Gallery:Jennifer Schimmrich is an artist and curator of The Storefront Gallery. Work exhibited varies greatly from month to month. Come see us on First Saturdays from 5-8 for new openings! Solo and multi-artist shows. Check out our event pages for info on the next show!
GALLERY: UNCANNY GALLERY
MEDIUM: Art Dolls & Figurative Sculpture
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Sue Cannella, Ilena Hernandez Carafas, Patricia Davis, D’Votional Art, Denise Giardullo, Barbara Jones, Kenkin Dolls, Alexandra Wilde Langley, Maggie Newman, Marguerite Surich Noschese, Deborah Robinson , Dallas Sills, Elizabeth Soldano, Lisa Starger, Suji®, Karen B. Van Etten
About the Gallery:Uncanny Gallery, located in the heart of Uptown Kingston at 17 John Street showcases an eclectic and unique selection of art dolls and figurative sculpture by more than a dozen artists working in various mediums. Showcasing work that is whimsical and strange, disquieting and sublime. Open throughout ART WALK and generally on Thursdays, Fridays 12-4, and Saturdays 11-4 (expanded hours First Saturdays 11-7) and by appointment or chance.
Artist Registration for Art Walk Kingston 2017 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate in this years event!
If you have any questions about the event or if you are interested in helping us out as a volunteer, email us at: [email protected]
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