Harp Recital by Jessica W. H. Wilbee

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Jessica W. H. Hilbee will be performing a Harp Recital at the Kirkland Art Center on Saturday, July 9th at 2pm

Guest Artists include Lisa Jones, Kathleen McAuliffe, and Gina DiCarlo

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Just Add Water 2

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Kirkland Art Center presents an exhibition in collaboration with Golden Artist Colors and You! 

Artists are provided with up to three (max) new QoR watercolor sample cards. Artists may submit up to five works for the exhibition on any substrate. Sample kits include QoR paint and watercolor paper. Artists are invited to create and donate an original artwork using QoR paint with the option of one other medium. Submitted works must be 4″ x 4.”

All artwork will be exhibited at the Kirkland Art Center gallery as part of Just Add Water 2 from July 11th – August 12th 2016.

(1) Best of show: $100 (value) prize package and KAC membership
(2) Honorable Mentions: $50 (value) prize package and KAC membership

All participating artists are provided one complimentary ticket to the pre-party from 6pm – 7pm ($10 value) to be followed by the opening reception from 7pm – 9pm on Thursday, July 14th.

All donated artwork will be for sale for $20 to support the KAC’s mission:
The mission of the Kirkland Art Center is to educate children and adults, to advocate for artists and the arts, and to engage the community in a range of cultural experiences and opportunities. 

All participating artists will have their name listed on KAC’s website with optional web link. Artwork exhibited in the gallery will be anonymous with the artists name to be revealed to the buyer.

To be part of this exciting exhibition please contact:
(315) 853-8871  – info@kacny.org

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Visit the KAC at the Clinton Farmers Market


While you are supporting local farmers and artisans on the Village Green, we welcome you to come see our table, where you can find class schedules, membership opportunities, as well as current and upcoming events.

The Clinton Farmers Market will run Thursdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm from June 2nd – October 6th.

We hope to see you there!

For more information please visit: Clinton Chamber of Commerce

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Executive Director resigns to accept new position at

Nebraska State College

(Clinton, NY) The Kirkland Art Center has announced the resignation of their Executive Director, John P. Gardner. Gardner has accepted an Assistant Professor position at Nebraska State College and will head their Sculpture Program.

As the Executive Director for the last two years, Gardner has lead the KAC through the Strategic Plan clarifying program direction, the addition of community art exhibits like Just Add Water (which will happen again this summer), the attainment of NYSCA and other grants, facility projects among many other achievements.

“It has been a great experience serving as the Executive Director for the Kirkland Art Center for the last two years. The arts thrive in central New York thanks to the generous support of the community. Thank you to all the volunteers, board of directors, community members and business supporters for their help to make the KAC The Place Where Art Lives.” – John Gardner

The Board of Directors will initiate a search for a new ED immediately. KAC Staff and Board will maintain operations until the position is filled.

“It is sad to see John and his family leave not only the KAC but the community. He has been an asset to both. We wish him the best in his new venture knowing he will bring his energy and artistic insight to all that he does” stated Elizabeth C. Tantillo, the KAC Board President.

The Kirkland Art Center celebrates 55 years of bringing arts and cultural experiences to Central New York. For more information about KAC events and programs, check out KACNY.org.

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