Beppe Gambetta Returns to the KAC – sponsored by BIG APPLE MUSIC!






Beppe Gambetta, guitar, voice


The KAC Coffeehouse concert on Friday, March 24th will be an intriguing journey through the multifaceted artistic world of Beppe Gambetta, a synthesis of the itineraries of his life, spent between his birth-place Genova, Europe and the United States, where he currently resides.


Beppe is a renowned guitarist but also a singer, composer, researcher who loves to tell stories about his journeys with a peculiar sense of humor and irony. Beppe shows in his performances a new and unique approach to the acoustic guitar, a style that he developed in a career of forty years of travelling, meeting with masters of many cultures, researching old forgotten traditions, performing for audiences of different Continents.


Starting from the early studies of his American mentor Doc Watson, Beppe brought his flatpicking approach to a more modern development of plectrum guitar style, based on complex strumming, crosspicking and the use of open tunings.


The program will focus on new original compositions inspired from the traditions as well as revival pieces from his main projects of research about European and American music. Part of the concert will be dedicated to songs and ballads in different languages spiced up with new acoustic guitar arrangements. Beppe will also tell about the great inspirations he got from the encounters with folk icon Pete Seeger or the legendary Italian songwriter Fabrizio De Andre’, the travelling and studies in mysterious places like the wild areas of Sardinia Island, the musical contribution of European emigrants to the American cultural Melting Pot, the joy of keeping on writing in modern times new dance melodies or romantic serenades.

Beppe Gambetta Coffeehouse Concert – Sponsored by


The KAC would like to thank Big Apple Music for sponsoring

Beppe Gambetta!

Big Apple Music has been your hometown full line Guitar, Musical Instrument & Pro Audio store locally owned and operated for over 35 years!! We strive to give you the BEST quality musical instruments and the BEST prices we can! Our customer service speaks for itself. We take pride in doing our best to make sure everyone is completely satisfied with their experience with us. We built our business on customer service and we will continue to carry on that service from generation to generation. We carry all the best brands in a wide variety of guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, band instruments, and a full line of lighting and accessories. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, let Big Apple Music fulfill your musical instrument passion.

If you’re in the market for a new or used musical instrument, or if you just want to come take a look, feel free to stop down and check us out. Big Apple Music, Where Your Satisfaction Is Our Guarantee!! 



Check them out here —-> BIG APPLE MUSIC

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NEW in the KAC Art Cycle



The KAC’s Art Cycle Store is in full bloom!

Spring has sprung at ART CYCLE Creative Re-use!

When spring cleaning, please consider donating your leftover arts and craft materials to the Kirkland Art Center.

Many new items have been donated this week to ART CYCLE!

Check out the fabulous spring fabrics!


Shop our up-cycled and recycled art supplies and materials.

We have some truly unique and creativity-inspiring goodies. Let your inner artist, Pinterest-queen (or king), DIY-er, or crafter OUT!

Visit Us:

Tuesday – Friday 9:00am -4:30pm

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Solo Show Featuring ROSALYN RICHARDS

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A collection by Rosalyn Richards


SHOW DATES: April 4th – May 6th 2017

OPENING RECEPTION *: Sunday, April 9th 4:00-6:00 pm

*Free and Open to the Public



In my visual work I have been engaged in an investigation of the inner structures of forms from nature and the hidden dimensions of natural processes.  I have developed these ideas through a number of media such as painting, printmaking and drawing, as each medium reveals a particular visual quality as the realization of the concepts are explored.  I use printed material as a stimulus for an idea, and often work in a collage manner by reconstructing found images from scientific sources.  Using material from fields outside of art has helped me avoid some of the more familiar elements and techniques of abstract art.  Images from biology, particle physics, satellite photography, biotechnology, and geological survey maps, have all served as influences on my work.  My goal has been to transform this scientific, rational material into a personal, introspective poetic visual language.

Much of my work is the product of much time, with attention given to surface and detail.  This meditative working process allows for a rich accumulation of marks, and a precise depiction of forms in order to create a lyrical ambience.  Rationality and constraint are contrasted with introspection and expressiveness.   Objective and analytical approaches are contrasted with the subjective and intuitive.

I often structure my images through the use of repeated forms and shapes.  As a result, some images seem to depict expanding cellular forms.  Other images suggest an inner world of forces and events found in nature, and the suggestion of transformative processes.  The perceived scale of the images could range from the cosmic to the microscopic world of cell mutation.  There are various associations and interpretations connected to the work, and the images can be seen as metaphors for the human impulse to search for hidden meaning within these natural structures.

-Rosalyn Richards

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Currently on display in the KAC Gallery

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Art Cloth Network Back

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Panera Bread Fundraising Event

Panera Bread Flier

Panera Bread & Kirkland Art Center Fundraising Event


at the 4821 Commercial Drive, New Hartford location
Thursday, March 30, 2017  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering for the KAC to receive credit for your purchase.
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Tiny Tots Perform at the Kirkland Art Center

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The 2017 TINY TOTS Performance of

Charlotte’s Web

Monday, March 13th & Tuesday, March 14th

Reserve your class or group space today!

Tiny Tots 2017 Reservation Form

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Valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Vets Poster

This was our first year working with the community, scout troops, classrooms and Sunday Schools creating special Valentines for our Veterans.

We couldn’t be happier with the outpouring of LOVE from so many of you!

Take a moment to look through the beautiful creations that have come from the children of our community and surrounding area.

These wonderful cards will be shipped and hand delivered to veterans in need of some love today. One location we are working with is the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center, right in Utica. If you are a veteran, or you know of someone who is, please stop in and pick up your card today.



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Call for Art 2018-2019

Call for Art 2018 Postcard

The Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY seeks submissions for our 2018 – 2019 exhibition season. All visual media accepted.

The gallery is the main room of a former Methodist church with an over 50 year track record of exhibiting the work of regional and national contemporary artists. There is uninterrupted wall space along two 47 foot walls with 16 foot ceilings. Adjustable track lighting runs parallel to each wall.


KAC is responsible for:

Publicity: announcement cards (mailed to our member list and distributed locally),

web site and social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram and e-newsletter).

Opening reception with refreshments provided

All artwork is insured while on premises

KAC receives a 30% commission on all sold artwork


TO APPLY: DEADLINE is Friday, March 31 2017

Please submit via e-mail to

with “KAC EXHIBITIONS” in the subject line:


  • 10 jpeg images clearly labeled with artist name and title of work
  • A corresponding slide list that includes: the artists name, title of work,

date of work, medium and dimensions

  • A one page artist statement
  • CV

Selection is based on quality of work presented for review. The KAC Exhibition Committee is comprised of working artists, art and museum professionals and KAC Staff who select and schedule exhibitions. The committee convenes for the selection process once per year.

The KAC Gallery is open to the public T-F 9:30 am – 4:30 pm and by appointment. 



 2018 KAC Call for Art Letter

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Film Series at the KAC

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The Wait is OVER…

Our Educational Film Series is HERE!

Instructor: Adrian Pollock

Adrian will lead the series with a brief introduction of the film, and close the evening with a discussion about the film’s message, lesson and application.

Educational films have been used in classrooms as an alternative to other teaching methods. We would like to work WITH area schools and programs to show supporting images and films to enhance in-class lessons, ideas and discussions. Please contact our office if you would like to work with us to have your class view a film, and receive class-credit or extra credit.

Pricing per Film:
KAC Members & Students: $5.00

Non Members: $7.00


Wednesdays: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2/8 Bend it Like Beckham  PG13 

2/22 Belle PG

3/8 Beasts of the Southern Wild PG13

3/22 Brooklyn PG13

Dates and Times for the following; to be announced:
The Empowerment Project

Finding Kind

KAC Film Series
Choose the Film

Adrian Bio

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Thank you!





It was a wonderful evening of music, food, drinks, dancing, friends,

and charitable giving. 

To anyone who won an auction item(s), but was not able to stay until the end,

please contact our business office between 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday – Friday

to make arrangements for receiving your prize.


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