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.
On view through August: Ever since she was a child, when she would go on summer road trips with her family, Mary Anne Erickson has been photographing roadside attractions and collecting souvenirs and memorabilia from the motels, restaurants and mom-andpop tourist sites she visited.
After 35 years as the curator, guardian and cheerleader of this city’s collective past, Edwin Ford, who turned 101 on April 15, is retiring.
Now 88, Iris has vivid memories of her life growing up in Kingston.
Sheriff Juan Figueroa discussed the office’s policies at a recent meeting with a community group. His position represents a change from the former sheriff, who was cooperative.
Nearly 30 years after city historian Edwin Ford first identified an African-American burial ground on Pine Street and after repeated attempts by local historians to protect the site failed, it’s finally happened.