On view until August 26: Artist Ernest Shaw explores what it means to be mortal at ASK gallery in Kingston. “All living things develop some kind of metaphorical armor – even plants and bacteria. Anxiety is an essential part of surviving.”
Less than three years after Kingston’s Midtown Arts District initiative was launched in October 2014, the City’s Broadway corridor is pulsing with new energy.
Thursday, August 3: The composer prepares for Kingston’s Celebration of the Arts concert, which will take place in a large tent called the Collective, on the site formerly occupied by the Kings Inn motel.
A private collector has made an offer on Louis Kahn’s Point Counterpoint II, but the owner turned him down, wanting to keep the boat in the public domain, where it can continue its mission of exposing youth in cities and towns along the nation’s navigable waterways to classical music. An upcoming concert in Kingston is the perfect vehicle showcasing Kingston’s commitment to do just that.
There were so many openings last weekend — a total of 18 — it was impossible to see them all. Adding to the difficulty was the fact that so much of the art was worthy of contemplation. On the positive side, the rich snippet of paintings, collages, photographs and sculptures I managed to view attest to the city’s vibrant art scene.
After 34 years on the bench, Karen Peters, the first woman to be appointed presiding justice of Appellate Division of the Third Department of state Supreme Court, is retiring.
Andrew Lyght, a Guyana-born artist whose home and studio are located in a former mule barn in Ponckhockie, and Valerie Piraino, who left Brooklyn a year ago with her husband, Drew Piraino, to move into a house in Connelly, are two of the four artists represented in a Dubai exhibition that opened this month.
Sunday, May 28: The North Adams museum will mark the opening of Building 6 with an all-day celebration, featuring a Nick Cave Soundsuit parade and a concert by Cake.
The artist’s letters are scattered on tables and chairs, and visitors are encouraged to pick them up and read them.
It was the fertile floodplain along the Esopus Creek that attracted the first Dutch settlers to this area — and before them, the Lenape, who planted the fields with maize. But centuries later, with the building of the massive IBM manufacturing complex, the remaining land was forgotten.