Through January 31: “In terms of painting, the dot and the line are the essence of what creates all form … They’re very related to the conceptually driven particle points. Dots and lines are points and waves. They’re not abstractions, but descriptive of what a landscape is, which is energy.”
“We’re constantly getting better and better,” said Schatz president Stephen Pomeroy. “We invest in new technologies that enable us to switch from part to part very quickly.”
“Every person has such a brilliance. For me to help them see this and surprise themselves is very rewarding. It’s really a moral enterprise, a process of discovery giving form to someone’s experience and relating it to their own culture.”
While retail stores have blossomed in Kingston filling empty storefronts, the city lacks the practical, day-to-day kinds of shops that decades ago, before supermarkets, malls and big-box stores, made it a true commercial center with residents able to do all their shopping on foot. For residents lacking cars — and for those of us who wish we could spend less time driving — that’s a problem. So the advent of the Kingston Food Co-op, which was announced last March and so far has between 260 and 300 members as well as a building on Broadway in Midtown, is welcome news.
The removal earlier this year of 25 linden trees on Pine Grove Avenue shocked and dismayed many Kingston residents. But according to Mayor Steve Noble and Superintendent of Department of Public Works Edward Norman, the trees had to be taken down because of an upgrade to a sewer line, which was located beneath the median.
When Michael Lockwood began leasing the approximately 1,300-square-foot space, which had formerly housed a home design store, for his architectural firm, Lockwood Architecture, PLLC, in January 2018, he didn’t initially plan a gallery. A few months later, when he finished construction, he realized that the beautifully crafted matte-white walls crowned by a ten-foot ceiling were the ideal setting for art – a particular passion of his. Plus, he had the special skillset needed to help make the gallery a success.
The pastel-and-ink paintings and porcelain-and-clay sculptures of Kingston-based artist Jan Harrison defy stylistic pigeonholes, but their otherworldliness and dreamlike logic relate to Surrealism, the 1920s Paris-based movement that celebrated the unconscious as the root of the creative impulse and exulted in the element of surprise.
Len Tantillo’s historically accurate paintings bring the Hudson Valley’s past to life.
Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 21/22: The tour, with its special offerings, moves through Kingston studios and galleries in the Rondout, Midtown and Uptown neighborhoods. Free bus service is available to move people to and from each area.
For its fifth annual Celebration of the Arts, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, the nonprofit group Midtown Arts District (MAD) is doing something different: an all-day series of interactive workshops — an expo of the arts, if you will — at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, located in the former Sophie Finn elementary school at 94 Mary’s Ave.