Mixed media show with various themes and performance art surprise

For Immediate Release
December 4, 2013
Contact: Joan Lawrence-Bauer
845-331-2140 x 263

Kingston, NY — 12/4/2013 — Sasha SUN will be the featured artist in the second bi-monthly art show to be staged at Woodstock Commons. On Friday, December 13, from 4 – 7pm, Retrospective of Sasha SUN will open with watercolors, landscapes, portraits and acrylics. Among the themes will be portraits of neighborhood children. Refreshments will be served and SUN, along with other Woodstock Commons artists, will be on hand to talk about her work.

SUN, who completed a BFA at the University of Arizona and an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, is well known to the area arts community for her work with young people. She has taught at the Bookmark Club after school at the Kingston Library and has done workshops for teens there on Cartooning and Drawing. In addition to her work in the visuals arts, SUN also embraces performance art and is expected to deliver a short performance at the show opening.

SUN, who has also worked with toddlers and pre-school age children on painting, sculpture and movement has had more than a dozen shows and performances in the local region and in Manhattan, including a show with the O Positive Festival in Kingston. Those who can’t make the event may contact SUN through her website: www.sashasunart.com.

Many artists in a wide variety of media have settled at the Woodstock Commons complex and together they feature a different artist’s work every other month. The opening of the show has been planned to complement other arts activities in the Woodstock hamlet on “Woodstock Nights” held on the second Friday of each month. Most stores and galleries in Woodstock will be open with special features for visitors. After the opening, the SUN work will be hanging for two months and can be seen by making an appointment with the artist.

RUPCO, which completed construction of Woodstock Commons earlier this year, is RUPCO is the region’s leading provider and advocate of quality, affordable housing and community development programs aimed to provide opportunity and revitalize communities. The agency has an unparalleled commitment to creating quality, affordable housing and making it accessible to everyone. By expanding access to homes, RUPCO helps individuals, families and communities create the stability they need to thrive.

As one of just 17 agencies designated as a green agency by HUD, RUPCO housing is designed to be energy efficient and sustainable. LEED certified to a silver standard by the USGBC, Woodstock Commons uses no fossil fuels for heating or cooling. This saves 25,000 gallons of fuel oil a year. More information on RUPCO and its programs is available at www.rupco.org or by calling 845-331 2140 x263.

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