Artist’s reception June 15:“Landscape is intrinsically abstract; in the middle ground you might be able to see the tree still has leaves on it, but farther back you’re hanging on for dear life.”
Adrian Manuel, who graduated from Kingston High School in 1996, is a school principal and educator whose success at turning around failing inner-city schools earned him kudos in the national media.
This Saturday, May 11, The Children’s Home of Kingston will revive an old tradition with its “Partnership Recognition” dinner at the Capital Tavern, on the grounds of the Wiltwyck Golf Club.
“Every trail has a unique challenge, so I started to seek out techniques from other trades, whether it’s rigging from sailors or from the stone-quarry industries… The rocks I set in place will still be there until the next Ice Age. That’s very rewarding.”
“The natural resources in Ulster County are still pristine,” Kim Elliman said. “Hopefully we can protect them before there’s too much upward land value. You’re protecting water resources in particular, if you build trails with less erosion and less siltation. And as studies show, the closer people live to parks, the better the quality of life.”
Having previously created large-scale images of Elvis, Einstein, the Statue of Liberty and Jimi Hendrix in a field in Ellenville by expertly manipulating a lawnmower, Roger Baker fired up his push-mower by Sandburg Creek and began crafting Beethoven’s eyes in May 2016. The completed drawing on the living canvas of grass culminated in a series of performances of Beethoven’s music held on-site. Days later, as the grass grew and the dark and light areas melded together, the image vanished. It lives on in John Hazard’s new film.
The property is spectacular and for a long time has functioned as an off-limits recreation center for trespassing ATV drivers, who roar around the moonscape quarries on warm days.
How to exhibit work by distinguished local artists in empty storefronts on Broadway and share their talents through community workshops, all while engaging Kingston High School students in the arts? Kingston High School art teacher and artist Lara Giordano had an answer when she got a grant in 2015 and started the Pop Up Gallery Group, or PUGG.
The nine-member Kingston Arts Commission, its members appointed by the mayor, meets monthly at City Hall. Working quietly behind the scenes, the panel is a force in supporting, coordinating, promoting and enhancing the city’s various arts-related activities. It also serves as a liaison with the city through the direct participation of Kingston’s first director of art and cultural affairs, Adrielle Farr.
The pioneering gallerist looks back at Hudson’s remarkable renaissance.