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

At The Lace Mill: 22, INT-O YELLOW, MyKingstonKids Art Show

Beginning May 4, Lace Mill Arts Presents three different shows in three galleries, with a First Saturday Artists’ Opening Reception on Saturday, May 4 from 5-9 pm. All shows exhibit May 4-26, 2019 and are open for viewing Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 pm.

WEST GALLERY:  22
Small Works by James Martin
A New York artist now living at Kingston’s Lace Mill since August 2016, Martin attended Brooklyn College and the Arts’ Student League (NYC). Since he was 8 years old, he’s been copying artworks and began emulating certain artists such as Rembrandt and Sorolla, all in the effort of finding himself. His work has been shown in many galleries including the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery (NYC) and Doghouse Gallery (Saugerties). An active member of Woodstock Art Association & Museum (WAAM) and life member of the Arts’ Students League of New York, he recently taught drawing at Arts Society of Kingston. He also individually curated several shows at The Lace Mill including Misfits (September 2016), Men (April 2018), Midsummer Night’s Art Show (July 2018), Masters at The Lace Mill (March 2019) which was received very well by the community. Martin’s Artist Philosophy: Art is Good. Paint a pretty picture.

MAIN GALLERY:  INT-O YELLOW
Exploring optimism and mental awareness through yellow. YELLOW artworks by local artists including Lace Mill resident Felix Olivieri

 

 

EAST GALLERY:  MyKinstonKids Art Show
In celebration of MyKingstonKidsFest, The Lace Mill Arts presents artworks from local children.

On-street parking is available on South Manor and Prospect Avenues. Galleries are located at 165 Cornell Street, Kingston; shows are free and open to the public. For more information, email The Lace Mill Arts Council lacemillarts@gmail.com.

WOMAN: A Group Show at The Lace Mill, April 6-27

WOMAN-LaceMill-April6-27Lace Mill resident-artist Lanette Hughes curates a group show of over 20 local artists – WOMAN – at The Lace Mill Galleries, April 6 through 27. 

On April 6 (First Saturday), WOMAN holds an opening reception from 3p-9p. Meet the artists, view their art, and enjoy a variety of entertainment including:
5p Poetry & Readings
6p Zelda’s Happening
7p Performance Art
8p Participatory Drumming

Light refreshments served. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. On-street parking on South Manor Avenue, Prospect and Cornell Streets. Freewill donations accepted at the door benefit The Lace Mill Arts Council and future showings.

Masters at The Lace Mill, March 2-24

Art show, Masters at The Lace Mill, March 2 through 24

Artist-resident James Martin curates this show, Masters at The Lace Mill, with nine nationally recognized artists in one exciting arts exhibit. See the varied medium artworks of Claudia Engell, Ron DeNitto, Staats Fasoldt, Aaron Lockhart, Marsha Massih, Vince Natale, Kazuma Oshita, James Ransome, and John A. Varriano

East, West and Main Galleries will run from March 2 through 24.

Meet the Masters at a free, public opening reception on Saturday March 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop in  to enjoy fine wine among the region’s finest art: watercolor, oils, graphite pencil, illustrations, paintings, collages.

Freewill donations accepted to support The Lace Mill Arts Council and artist travel expenses. Free, on-street parking is available on South Manor, Propsect and Cornell Streets. Please refrain from parking in The Lace Mill resident parking lot. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, visit the Facebook Masters at The Lace Mill event page, thelacemill.com, or email lacemillarts@gmail.com 

Black History Month Kingston 2019

Black History Month 20192019 marks the 400th year of African presence in America. Blacks slaves came in shackles and had to endure the most inhumane existence. In the course of the struggle for freedom, dignity and human rights, which is still un-going, an amazing creativity, spirituality, gift for music, sports and the arts emerged which has helped transform America.

For a full event list, visit Black History Month Kingston.

Now through February 23, a posthumous exhibition in the East gallery of the art by three late black artists from Ulster County
The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston
Ben Wigfall (1930-2017) of Kingston 
Ernest Frazer (1942 – 2004) of Saugerties 
Claurice Fuller (? – 2017) of Woodstock 

Wednewsday, Feb. 20, 6pm – 8pm It’s All About You! Youth Talent Show
Rondout Neighborhood Center, 105 Broadway (Free)

Thursday., Feb. 21, 6pm – 8pm Soul Food Gospel Night 
Rondout Neighborhood Center, 105 Broadway, (Free)

Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30pm Rhapsody in Black
Bardavon Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway (Free)
Rhapsody in Black is a one-man show that explores LeLandGantt’s personal journey to understanding and eventually transcending racism in America.

Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 1pm – 3pm Family Maple Sugaring Experience
African Roots Library, 43 Gill Street (Free)
A delicious day of tasting maple snacks, walking to the “sugar bush”, tapping and giving thanks to the maple trees, boiling sap into sweet syrup, and singing maple songs.

Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 7pm – 11pm Harambee presents The BHM Kingston Gala
La Mirage Restaurant & Catering, 423 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY ($75)

Sunday, Feb. 24th, 1pm – 3pm Native American Truth & Reconciliation
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street (Free)
Commemorating the Native American lives lost in the 1643 Pavonia Massacre. Featuring Dawnland, a new documentary on the recent Maine/Wabanaki Truth & Reconciliation Commission.

Sunday, Feb. 24th, 4pm – 6pm Re-Publishing Black History
the idea garden, 346 Broadway (Free)
Nine artists, writers, community leaders “Re-Publish” Black History through writing, imagery and design to create posters, placards and zines, in the D.R.A.W. studio.

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 6pm – 8pm Black Pride
African Roots Library, 43 Gill Street. (Free)
Learn about, celebrate & discuss Black LGBTQ Leaders. A community conversation about fully inclusive Black Pride, and how we build through true unity.

Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Unity In The Community Dinner
Kingston High School, Cafeteria, 403 Broadway (Free)

Thursday, Feb. 28th, 4pm – 6pm 2nd Annual Everett Hodge Day Celebration: Crossing The Line To Freedom
Everett Hodge Center, 21 Franklin St. (Free)
Learn about the black history of Kingston and the African lives of those buried in the AME Mount Zion cemeteries.

Thursday, Feb. 28th, 6pm – 9pm BHM Kingston Closing Celebration!
UC Restorative Justice Center, 733 Broadway, (Free)
Music, food, fun, art on display, projects and pictures created within the community throughout Black History Month.

Ron DeNitto’s One-Man Show Thru November 29

Ron DeNitto One Man SHow at The Lace Mill, NOvember 1-28Lace Mill artist-resident Ron DeNitto shares 40 years of collective works, including two theme series:

“Ferguson” portrays the strife and impact of this historic event.

“Circus” is Ron’s take on the current political climate and the striking resemblance of circus elements

On display November 3 to 29 in The Lace Mill Main and West Galleries.

Gallery hours: Friday through Monday, noon-5 pm
Private viewings arranged by appointment 845-481-5402

The Lace Mill Presents: Jazz & Poetry, October 20

Flyer for October 20 performance at 4p of 8 poets reciting the work of Gerrit Lansing; jazz bassist Michael Bisio accompaniment

Resident-artist Michael Bisio invites eight poet friends to honor fellow  poet and artist Gerrit Landsing toThe Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St., on October 20 from 4pm-6pm. in the East Gallery.

Poetry, music and storytelling fill the afternoon experience.  Come early, stay late, stroll the galleries and other offerings that day.

For more information, e-mail Michael Bisio at bisio@earthlink.net 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: A Jazz Experience September 22

Flyer for The Lace Mill presents: A Jazz Experience on September 22 with three established musicians

Resident-artist Michael Bisio invites fellow musicians Hui Cox and Michael Wimberly to The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St., on September 22 from 4pm-6pm. Experience “Live Jazz” in an intimate setting,  an added bonus to ArtWalk Kingston. Come early, stay late, stroll the galleries and open studio.

For more information, e-mail Michael Bisio at bisio@earthlink.net 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.

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Zelda’s Interactive Art Happening, September 22

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) Lace Mill artist-resident Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) hosts a special event on September 22  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Zelda’s Interactive Art Happening celebrates spiritual connection through the Body will be held in her home/studio 165 Cornell Street, #204 Kingston.  Guests will enjoy live percussion, black-light body-painting, dancing, refreshments, and the opportunity to view ZELDA’S collage ‘My G-d’ under black light. ZELDA’s apartment is lovingly transformed into a shamanic healing space with hand-carved trees flying in mid-air from the vaulted ceilings surrounded by photographs of nature, spiritual self-portraits, collages, and mannequins decorated with healing amulets.

This performance is in addition to Zelda’s Open Studio, which is part of Artwalk Kingston’s citywide weekend gallery openings. 

Guest percussionists Bobby Sabella and Bryan Henry perform as the duo Mianbe. Bobby is a studio/live performer who has been on the scene for 35 years working with the likes of John Patitucci, (Chick Corea), Bob Mayo (Peter Frampton),T ony Purrone (The Heath Brothers), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi) Andy Snitzer (The Rolling Stones), and Chip Taylor (Wild Thing, Angel of the Morning).  

Body-painters include Rut Flores, a native from Argentina who holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Buenos Aires and a Fine Arts Degree from Madrid, Spain; SNOWBANKS a Brooklyn-based artist who works on both on-canvas and on-bodies and sees the body as a fluid canvas, and Tania Trowbridge, who is fascinated with the beauty in nature, photography, and the dynamics of the human form. Tania is a professional Tattoo Artist/owner of Metamorphosis Tattoo in Kingston. Other artists to be announced.

The public is invited to bring something to share — a poem, a story, a dance, instruments, food/drinks and camera to document the body-painting process. 

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
On-treeet parking on South Manor Avenue and Prospect Street
Adults only (21+)
No dogs allowed

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) headshotArtist Bio: Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artis/producer who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. Currently Zelda is developing Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood.  She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.

TMI Project True Storytelling Performance at Lace Mill, August 15

announcement for TMI Project Storytelling August 15, 2018RUPCO hosts its second true storytelling performance with the TMI Project on Wednesday, August 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. in The Lace Mill East Gallery, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston. 

Eight Lace Mill residents will share their personal journeys of discovery in this highly intimate exchange. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of personal transformation through the medium of storytelling.

To view the November 2017 stories shared, click here. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. Off-street parking is available on Prospect Street and South Manor Avenue.  Freewill donations support  The Lace Mill’s three galleries, artist receptions and public showings year-round.