Art Students League at The Lace Mill, July 6-28

ABOVE: Inside the Art Students League sculpture studio in NYC; Oil on canvas by Keith Gunderson

Lace Mill Arts Presents
The Spirit of The Art Students League
July 6-28

Opening Reception July 6, 5-9pm

Artwork: Inside the Art Students League sculpture studio in NYC; Oil on canvas by Keith Gunderson

July show to feature works by
Gertrude Abramson
John Balsamo
Les Castellanos
Montserrat Daubon
Ron DeNitto
Freya DeNitto
John Vetter Doyle
Staats Fasoldt
Rosalie Frankel
Mark Kevin Gonzales
Sam Goodsell
Tor Gudmundsen
Keith Gunderson
Janet Gunderson
Ariel Higgins
Anki King
Gregg Kreutz
Steve Mader
Angelo Mariano
Yuko Mariano
James Martin
Marsha Massih
Marie Mastronardo
Wilma Miller
Vincent Natale
Karen O’Neil
Tomomi Ono
Naoko Oshima
Kazuma Oshita
Anita Pearl
Richard Pantell
Gail Postal
James Renzie Prater
Robin Smith
John A. Varriano
Steve E. Walker
Karen Whitman
Bernard Zalon
and more…

There’s an old French Renaissance style building that stands between Broadway and 7th Avenue in New York City. It’s called The Art Students League of New York and schooled many of the greatest artists of our time – such as William Merrit Chase, George Bellows, Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko to name but a few who studied and taught there. And in Woodstock, NY, The Art Students League had its satellite campus from 1906 to 1979, later to become the Woodstock School of Art.

The spirit of The Art Students League in both schools is continuous and undeniable since its founding in 1875 to this very day. I had the honor of studying and working in both The Art Students League and The Woodstock School of Art and painted beside many of the established artists, instructors, and emerging artists that both schools have produced and are presented here in this very special exhibition. As a curator for the Lace Mill Galleries, I am again honored to present The Spirit of The Art Students League, works from painters, printmakers, and sculptors associated with both schools currently and as far back as the 1950’s. The spirit continues. — James Martin, Curator

“Musica Poetica” Jazz Concert on June 16 at The Lace Mill

Resident-artist Michael Bisio and fellow musicians Ingrid Sertso, Karl Berger, and Alvaro Domene come together to present “Musica Poetica” at The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St., on June 16, from 4pm-6pm. Listen to experts perform beautiful jazz for a live audience in an intimate setting.

From well-established reviewers:

On Ingrid Sertso: “The most uncontaminated voice I ever heard. She screams without screaming.” — OmetteColeman

On Karl Berger: “There is a zen likespirit that transcends genre. Serenity on a shiny silver disc.” –Criticaljazz.com

On Alvaro Domene: “…Alvaro Domene’s virtuosic playing and compositional sagacity make him one of the most exciting performers in the creative music scene…” –M. Caratti, Jazzwise Magazine

On Michael Bisio: “…a poet of the contrabass.” –E. Chagas tomajazz.com

For more information, e-mail Michael Bisio at [email protected] or read his artist profile page on RUPCO‘s site.

Suggested donation is $10 and covers expenses incurred by traveling artists.

Free and open to the public.

Guest parking on South Manor Avenue and Progress Street.

The Lace Mill Presents 1st Saturday Art Exhibit MEN: A Men’s Art Show

Men: A Men’s Art Show opens Saturday, April 7 with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Lace Mill Main and West Galleries. Displayed paintings and sculptures are designed to present a positive side of the often chided gender. In a time when bad men are rightfully exposed left and right for their unspeakable behaviors, innocent men are callously being thrown into the mix. The rest of men are advised to stay quiet and listen. A group of 11 local male and female artists decided to have a men’s show in response to the silence and stigmatization. Related statements from each artist will accompany the visual art.

MEN: A Men’s Art Show curated by Lace Mill resident-artist James Martin will feature works from artists Zelda aka Judith Z. miller, Les Castellanos, Chris Seubert, Marie Mastronardo, Lanette Kristin Hughes, Naoko Oshima, Steve Mulvey, Rubi Rose, Charles Steele, Autumn Pond, and Fred Woller with music by The Turn Ups.

Men: A Men’s Show will run from April 7 through April 27 in the West and Main Galleries. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.and are located at The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street in Kingston.

Free and open to the public. Freewill donations graciously accepted and benefit The Lace Mill Arts Council. All artwork is available for purchase. Guest parking available on South Manor Avenue and Progress Street. For more information, contact James Martin [email protected]

The Metro Hosts Made in Kingston on December 7

Made in Kingston invitationLocal arts businesses, makers, artists, and creators gather Thursday, December 7 for an expo of all things made in Kingston, at a new space under development in Midtown, the city’s up-and-coming arts district. The fifth annual Made In Kingston is co-sponsored by the City of Kingston, Kingston Midtown Arts District, Arts Mid Hudson, Business Alliance of Kingston, and RUPCO. 

This year’s event will be held at The Metro, the former MetLife Hall of Records building, at 2 South Prospect Street (on the corner of Greenkill Avenue, opposite the Boys and Girls Club). RUPCO closed on the 70,000-square-foot underutilized, near-vacant factory/warehouse earlier this year and is donating the space for this special event. RUPCO is proposing The Metro as a film and technology hub to include maker spaces and other creative uses.

“We are thrilled to host Made in Kingston for the second time in one of our buildings,” notes Kevin O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at RUPCO. “This time, the event foretells what The Metro is all about. In addition to enjoying and purchasing goods from all the makers, we hope this gives attendees the opportunity to see the vision for The Metro, a center for film, TV, technology and makers alike. This building is about the local economy based in creative production with the overarching goal of providing job training and pathways to equity where people make sustainable livings from their creativity. The Metro brings community vitality forward in a space long vacant of any activity or inspiration.”

Made in Kingston opens its doors to the public at 4 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. In addition to more than four dozen local artists, the evening will feature local food, beverages and musical entertainment. For artists’ online registration click here.

“We couldn’t be prouder to support such a homegrown event that continues to expand every year, showcasing the diverse offerings made in Kingston and by ‘Kingstonians’,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “The event has transformed office buildings and warehouses into pop-up boutiques overflowing with locally made products sought after by visitors from throughout the region and beyond. Kingston’s economy is growing stronger every day and it is thanks to the unwavering commitment and investment in our community by our local business owners and entrepreneurs. I look forward to supporting each of them at this exciting event.”

“Over the last few years, we have come to realize just how great the resources are that we have here in Kingston,” added Richard Frumess, a co-founder of the Arts District. “Chief among them is the unique wealth of art manufacturing and crafts industry that is showcased by the annual Made in Kingston event. With our City officials, we are working hard to realize the creative potential the District represents for revitalizing the City.”

For further information, call 845-331-2238 or visit www.madeinkingstonNY.com and www.facebook.com/Made In Kingston

UNITY: Artists’ Corridor Partners in Collaborative Exhibit

Election Night March 2017 by Leslie Bender

The UNITY show is a partnership of artists from along the Cornell Street corridor — the Shirt Factory, Pajama Factory, Brush Factory, Cornell Street Studios and The Lace Mill — whose works will be exhibited at The Lace Mill’s East Gallery and West Gallery, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston.  The show’s opening reception will be held Saturday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Disciplines include painting, sculpture, ceramics, performance, installation, music, and dance, video, puppetry for kids, and sonic meditation. Artwork, like Election Night March 2017 by Leslie Bender, at right will be featured.

A closing reception the following on Saturday, May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., features live performance-based art such as dance, video and music.

Inspired by the newly launched Midtown Arts District (MAD) last year, Lace Mill community arts liaison Sarah Carlson and Shirt Factory events coordinator Lisa Kelley started discussing the possibilities of joining forces to create a dynamic group show of the buildings’ artists while also supporting the mission and initiatives of MAD.

American Flag by Sarah Carlson

American Flag by Sarah Carlson

Carlson explains, “I wanted to do a show that was about what we have in common, rather than what divides us, and to have that conversation as a community. It seemed sweet to open that dialogue to the arts corridor right here and a nice way for us to dialogue about what’s happening on the local national stage. As artists, that’s what we do.”

Kelley adds, “I love Sarah’s idea for bringing our artists together with the theme of unity.  Over the last year, the Midtown Arts District and Mike Piazza’s artist factory buildings have supported this kind of collaboration between artists.  I believe we’re planting some fertile seeds for exciting partnerships in the future.”

High Water Mark by Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick

High Water Mark by Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick

Nearly two dozen artists will participate in UNITY including:

Leslie Bender
Micah Blumenthal
Stephanie Bonavito
Tania Canteli
Sarah Carlson
Amy Cote
Ray Curran
Joan Ellis
Alexis Feldheim
Rosalie Frankel
Green Palette Community Center
Patrice Heber
Nina Isabelle
Susanna Kearney
Lisa B Kelley
Maki Kurokawa
James Martin
Dan McManus
Diana Seiler
Charlotte Tusch
Frank Waters
Eli Winograd

For more information:
Sarah Carlson at The Lace Mill 917-428-3297
Lisa Barnard Kelley at The Shirt Factory  845-901-0244