“I can’t wait for this year’s Art Walk Kingston. This is an incredible event that features the diverse artists, performers, arts-based businesses and organizations who are contributing to and sustaining Kingston’s growth and creative renaissance. I encourage everyone to join me for a weekend full of beauty, creativity and community!” – Mayor Steve Noble
SEPTEMBER 22 – 23
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 event will be held from 12 – 5pm each day and we anticipate over 100 artists in private studios, galleries and special events.
2018 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
ANGELA ROSE VOULGARELIS
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Painting
About the Artist: My work is influenced by incidents of human tragedy and my own personal landscape. I use found images as reference, and draw from childhood memories as source material. I juxtapose images, overlap shared experiences, perform private acts in public, and turn most paintings upside down to evoke non-narrative associations between historical events and my everyday life.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE EDUCATION
MEDIUM: Performance: Dance & Music
About the Artist: The Center for Creative Education (CCE) is a nonprofit community center for arts, wellness and creative education. CCE’s mission is to enrich the social and cultural awareness of our youth and community through arts, wellness and education.
About the Artist: Charlotte Tusch has been a life-long artist, exploring many mediums and approaches to making art. Self-taught, she has always been committed to her unique approach to painting and continues to show and have representation by galleries throughout the New York area. For almost four decades she successfully curated and directed a gallery featuring fine art, while never losing sight of her commitment to creating art herself. “My paintings are molded by the emotional and intellectual experiences of my life. What is conveyed is the integrity of the moment. The works are atmospheric and mysterious in nature as well as sensual. The paintings have a slow, soft sense of movement. I work from an intuitive place, creating layers and allowing the moment to inform me. I’m amazed that whether I’m using a brush, palette knife, or pouring paint, my marks and gestures are uniquely my own and consistent. Abstraction has been the direction of my work for decades. I find it honest and perpetually changing, just as we all are.”
DEBORAH MILLS THACKREY
MEDIUM: Photography, Textile
About the Artist: Deborah Mills Thackrey finds unusual patterns and textures in her travels, she photographs them and turns them into digitally printed textiles. From these patterns she designs anything from unique shoes, to scarves, bags, and upholstery fabric for her chalk painted, up cycled vintage chairs.
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Painting, Sculpture
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”.
HANS VAN MEEUWEN
MEDIUM: Sculpture, Drawing/Illustration
About the Artist: Hans van Meeuwen is a Kingston based, Dutch-born artist. Prior to New York he lived for fourteen years in Cologne, Germany. Van Meeuwen has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Cologne, Bonn, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. In addition to his sculptures, installations and drawings, van Meeuwen has designed several permanent public artworks.
KINGSTON CERAMICS STUDIO
About the Artist: Kingston Ceramics Studio is a place for members and students to learn about and make pottery and ceramic sculpture.
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Painting, Printmaking
About the Artist: I have exhibited my artwork in the Hudson Valley since 1987. My political artwork was shown in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Downtown, Manhattan; currently travelling in California. I painted community murals through CETA New Jersey and CityArts, NYC, in the 1970’s~80’s. My art graces many residences, businesses and schools, including the Hyde Park CIA. In the 1990’s I designed/painted sets for theater productions and ballet: including Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Ulster Ballet, and the Woodstock Youth Theater. I currently make art and teach in my studio. 1975: BFA, Painting: Pratt Institute Brooklyn. 1995: Cobalt Studios Theater Scenic Degree. 2009: MFA, printmaking: SUNY New Paltz
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Mixed-Medium, Painting
About the Artist: Lindsey Wolkowicz is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the ways we build and occupy space through memory, perspective, relationship and psychodynamics. Both the influence of her hometown of Detroit, and her decade in New York City can be felt through the presence of grand, sometimes dilapidated, architectural lines in her work, as well as her awareness of the body in space. In her drawings, figure, surface, lines, geometry and color simultaneously interrupt and support one another. Within three-dimensional space, objects and architectural surrounds are constructed to promote a physical and evocative connection with the body of the viewer. While the human form as a subject moves in and out of the work, the human relationship to place is always present through scale, perspective, and associations with color, pattern and form. Drawing is at the center of her studio practice but Wolkowicz’s work also moves into the realm of sculpture, photography, and performance/video installation through ongoing collaborative projects with her partner Dillon Paul. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she received her MFA in Painting/ Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2009. She recently moved from Brooklyn to Kingston, NY where she now works and lives with her partner and their daughter.
About the Artist: Lissa is a jeweler, model maker, and metalsmith, who teaches the many facets of stone setting at Hudson Valley Silverworks. Lissa received the Van Cleef & Arpels Design Award from the Fashion Institute of Technology upon graduation. Followed by working at VC&A as a designer and bench jeweler. 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.
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Mixed-Medium, Painting
About the Artist: I have been interested in making dimensional paintings for many years. I often work inn series. There are many series such as the cutout series, 4 floating panels, the zipper series. The latest is a series of 6 house shapes playing with primary colors along one horizontal line.
About the Artist: Marysa Sacerdote was born and raised in New York City. In her twenties she moved to Lawrence, Kansas and founded Healing Moon, a company specializing in artisan soaps and body care products. After many years of running a successful business, Marysa sold Healing Moon and went back to school at the University of Kansas, receiving her BFA in Metalsmithing in 2013. Marysa creates a unique line of jewelry that she sells both wholesale and retail, and has exhibited in places such as the Spencer Museum of Art. Marysa retuned to NY in 2017 and has made Kingston her home.
MATTHEW THOMAS TAYLOR
About the Artist: Hi, I’m Matt. 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 the lofty goal of “helping unify society through art”…even if my imagery doesn’t end up uniting society, i hope it at least inspires you to do something constructive, like question your own place in the world.
About the Artist: Millicent Young was born in New York City in 1958 and attended at Dalton School where she began her art study. Shortly after receiving her MFA from James Madison University, she received her first of two Professional Fellowship Awards from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Exhibiting widely, her work has been recognized by curators and directors from institutions including DIA, New Museum, and Whitney Museum. Young’s work received a top award at the 2005 Biennale in Florence, Italy. Young recently returned to teaching at Vermont College of Fine Arts, a low residency MFA program.
MEDIUM: Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed-Medium, Painting, Textile
About the Artist: Neville Bean is an art director with extensive experience in fashion design, branding and product development in New York City, recently relocated to the beautiful Rondout. ONE is a series of small collections… All one of a kind… All handmade… inspired by a deep love of the art of the handmade… with an eye to texture, form and color juxtapositions. Included are hand painted scarves and handbags collaged in sumptuous fabrics. Pottery is another side of Ms. Bean’s artistic life. Her latest work explores materials and mood with glazed and oxidized stoneware ceramic paintings and striking art pins.
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Painting, Collage
About the Artist: Patti Gibbons has spent most of her life residing in and being inspired by the Catskills and Hudson Valley, a place that has captured both her heart and creative muse. Immersed in the arts from an early age, she has shown her work regionally and internationally, and has been an working artist for over 40 years. Patti’s narrative works explore the natural and subconscious world through collage, drawing, and painting.
“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, and healing.
About the Artist: Sara has been creating fused (kiln fired) glass for many years, designing and making Jewish Ritual Objects, Home Accessories and Jewelry. Their work can be found in galleries and craft shops throughout the United States, as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, England, South Africa and Australia. Special Collections include an ornament for the White House, Washington DC (now in the Clinton Library), and an Eternal Flame sculpture for the Kingston City Hall, Kingston, NY.
MEDIUM: Jewelry, Mixed-Medium
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 Common wealth 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.
About the Artist: In addition to my fine art photography, my studio is working to bring back an appreciation for having your portrait made through the use of antiquarian photographic techniques. The wet plate collodion process is one of the earliest forms of photography and leaves you with a beautiful, handmade, one of a kind image. In a time of endless selfies, existing only on your phone and in the cloud, I push to leave something real and special for our future generations.
ZELDA (aka Judith Z. Miller)
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Painting, Performance, Photography, Sculpture
About the Artist: Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist 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. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Zelda has lovingly transformed her apartment at the Lace Mill into a shamanic healing space with hand-carved trees flying in mid-air from the vaulted ceilings surrounded by photographs of nature, spiritual self-portraits, collages, and mannequins decorated with healing amulets. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, and with the TMI Project in Kingston. Currently Zelda is workshopping Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z.”
2018 PARTICIPATING GALLERIES
ART SOCIETY OF KINGSTON
MEDIUM: Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: ASK members group show and Matthew Zappala.
About the Gallery: The Arts Society of Kingston’s (ASK), utilizing its organization, expertise, and facilities, acts as an umbrella to foster and promote the arts in Kingston and the Mid-Hudson Valley.
MEDIUM: Drawing/Illustration, Mixed-Medium
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Rebecca Hellard, Chris Seubert, Teen Art Lab, Kaitlin Patterson,Wayne Montecalvo, Warren Perrins, Dean Jones.
About the Gallery: The DRAW is a community of artists, educators, entrepreneurs and students whose goal is to create art experiences that build community.” The DRAW[email protected] offers classes, exhibition opportunities, job training in the arts, and free programs for teens and pre-teens.
HUDSON VALLEY SILVERWORKS
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Raychel Wengenroth, Lissa Queeney, Sara Beames, Sherri Cohen, Marysa Sacerdote
About the Gallery: Hudson Valley Silverworks is a Jewelry & Silversmithing school located in the Shirt Factory. We welcome the public to come visit the studio, watch live demonstrations and see beautiful handmade jewelry works for sale by several local jewelers!
THE IDEA GARDEN
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Matthew Thomas Taylor
About the Gallery: the idea garden is both a gallery focused on socially engaged art, as well as a meeting space for events. Our mission is to facilitate the exchange and development of ideas at the individual, small group, and community level.
KINGSTON DESIGN COLLECTIVE
MEDIUM: Ceramics, Mixed-Medium, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textile, Furniture
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Kelli Galloway – Hops Petunia, Scott Zimmer – Zimmer Gardens, Michael Van Nort, Charles Farruggio – FRED, Margie Strange – South Manor, Maryline Damour – Damour Drake, Amanda Riha, Kymien Nguyen, Christine Edwards, Kate Cummings – Freestyle Restyle, bluecashew, Jay Teske Leather Co., Eight Belle, Kat Howard, Carla Rozman
About the Gallery: Kingston Design Connection connects Hudson Valley designers to each other and to the growing Kingston design scene through the Kingston Design Showhouse, October 5-28, 2018.
REZNY STUDIO GALLERY
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Corey Arnold, Brenda Barcel, Alva Bernadine, Margaret Bourke-White, Elinor Carucci, Daesha Devon Harris, John Huba, Kenro Izu, Yumiko, Raymond Jacobs, William Klein, Oliver Klink, Eliott Landy, Jungjin Lee, Arthur Leipzig, Lisa Levine, Leon Levinstein, Vivian Maier, Mary Ellen Mark, Janice Mehlman, Ray K. Metzker, Joel Meyerowitz, John M. Miller, Jeffrey Milstein, Ber Murphy, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Arnold Newman, Matthew Pillsbury, Colleen Plumb, Terrence Reese, Justine Reyes, Aaron Rezny, Joanne Savio, Valerie Staff, Ernest Stone, Allan Tannenbaum, Martin Weber, Weegee, Minor White, and more.
About the Gallery: The Center for Photography at Woodstock together with Rezny Studio Gallery celebrates CPW’s 40th Award & Benefit Auction with a preview exhibition featuring 57 artists. A mixture of contemporary and classic photographs, this exhibition features household names such as Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Ray K. Metzker, Vivian Maier and Weegee, together with contemporary greats such as Jeffrey Milstein, Kenro Izu, Elinor Carucci and Matthew Pillsbury. Visitors will be able to place bids on the auction art. In addition, CPW will offer framed photographs for $50 each. You can also have your tintype portraits made by local artist Tom DeLooza for $45. The benefit auction will take place one week after Art Walk on September 29.Proceeds benefit CPW’s artist programs, such as exhibitions and residency program.
THE STOREFRONT GALLERY
MEDIUM: Mixed-Medium, Photography
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Robert Pucci, Erik Richards
About the Gallery: Owner, Nancy Donskoj and curator, Jennifer Schimmrich welcomes you to The Storefront Gallery, a contemporary art gallery featuring artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond.
MEDIUM: Art Dolls & Figurative Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed-Medium, Sculpture, Textile
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Sue Cannella, Ileana Hernandez Carafas, Patricia Davis, D’Votional Art, Denise Giardullo, Barbara Jones, Kenkin Dolls, Alexandra Wilde Langley, Maria Markovich, Maggie Newman, Anne Pike-Tay, Deborah Robinson, Dallas Sills, Elizabeth Soldan , Lisa Starger, Suji, Karen B. Van Etten. Sound Sculpture/Music Design: Hans ten Broeke
About the Gallery: Entering its third year in uptown Kingston, Uncanny Gallery is at a new location on 318 Wall Street. The gallery features one-of-a-kind art dolls and figurative sculpture by more than a dozen artists, presenting an eclectic selection of fine art in this genre —from the whimsical and beautiful to the disquieting and sublime.
2018 SPECIAL EVENTS
KINGSTON WINE COMPANY – WINE TASTING
About the Event: As you’re strolling along Broadway in the Rondout Neighborhood of Kingston, visiting the galleries and local studios, stop in and join us for a wine tasting! This special event is FREE and will only be held on Saturday between 1-3pm.
O+ MURAL TOUR
About the Organization: O+ (pronounced oh positive) is a cultural and wellness organization that supports the health of underinsured artists and musicians. They do this at festivals at which they exchange art-making and performances for wellness services that are donated by doctors, dentists, and complementary care providers. This Oct. 5-7, O+ enters into its 9th year, and there are currently 29 O+ murals in Kingston that feature the work of local and national artists.
ZELDA’S INTERACTIVE ART HAPPENING
About the Event: The public is invited to a special Artwalk interactive Happening celebrating spiritual connection through the Body in ZELDA’S (aka Judith Z. Miller’s) home/studio at the Lace Mill. Attendees will enjoy live percussion, black-light body-painting, dancing, refreshments, and the opportunity to view ZELDA’S collage ‘My G-d’ under black light. Guest drummer/percussionist Bobby Sabella performs with percussionist Bryan Henry as the duo Mianbe. Bobby is a studio/live performer who has been on the scene for 35 years working with the likes of John Patitucci, (Chick Corea), Bob Mayo (Peter Frampton),Tony Purrone (The Heath Brothers), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi) Andy Snitzer (The Rolling Stones), and Chip Taylor (Wild Thing, Angel of the Morning). Body-painters include Rut Flores, a native from Argentina who holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Buenos Aires and a Fine Arts Degree from Madrid, Spain; SNOWBANKS a Brooklyn-based artist who works on both on-canvas and on-bodies and sees the body as a fluid canvas, and Tania Trowbridge, who is fascinated with the beauty in nature, photography, and the dynamics of the human form. Tania is a professional Tattoo Artist/owner of Metamorphosis Tattoo in Kingston. Experience the music and art in ZELDA’s apartment lovingly transformed into a shamanic healing space with hand-carved trees flying in mid-air from the vaulted ceilings surrounded by photographs of nature, spiritual self-portraits, collages, and mannequins decorated with healing amulets. Bring something to share: a poem, a story, a dance, instruments, food/drinks – and your camera/phone to document the event. Other artists to be announced – plus YOU! For adults only (21+). No dogs please.
Artist Registration for Art Walk Kingston 2018: Deadline to be in the printed map is 8/29!
If you are an artist who lives or works in Kingston or a local gallery in Kingston, join us for Art Walk Kingston and register HERE.
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