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As a river city with a strong arts presence, Kingston could be ideal home port for orchestra boat

As a river city with a strong arts presence, Kingston could be ideal home port for orchestra boat

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.

An exceptional July for Kingston’s art scene

An exceptional July for Kingston’s art scene

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.

Two Kingston artists featured in Dubai exhibit

Two Kingston artists featured in Dubai exhibit

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.