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Fall 2015 Classes – Events – and More at KAC



KAC’s Fall 2015 newsletter is now live. So many fun opportunities for  youth and adults: dance, visual arts, exhibitions, studio rentals, ceramics, live music, fitness and more. Also exciting new programs and opportunities are regularly updated on the website. Download the pdf version of our newsletter by clicking on the link:

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SunLy and Friends



Twenty-year-old mezzo-soprano Sun-Ly Pierce is a native of Clinton, New York and has been an active performer in the area for many years. She has performed in various local productions such as: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Carousel (Julie Jordan) and many others. In 2014 she participated in the performance of Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount at Carnegie Hall with the Eastman Chorale and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Later that year she performed at the Vienna: Language of Lieder program in Vienna, Austria. Upcoming engagements include: the Oxford Lieder Festival in October 2015, and the Eastman Theatre double bill production of Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica (The Nursing Sister) and Umberto Giordano’s Mese Mariano (Suor Pazienza) in January 2016. She will be graduating from the Eastman School of Music in May with a degree in Voice and Opera Performance. She is currently in the studio of Kathryn Cowdrick.

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Kirkland Art Center is excited to introduce our new artist-in-residence Constance Denchy. Constance was born in West Hampton Beach, Long Island, New York. She had a Military childhood that included moving to all but 11 States, Ms. Denchy graduated in 1985 with an Associates of Fine Arts from Munson-Williams-Proctor; after which, she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in 1987. In 1990 she moved to Delaware, showing a series called: Infant Equations; in 1996, the Delaware Division of the Arts  awarded Ms. Denchy an Emerging Artist Fellowship for her series.  More recently, since 2004, she moved to North Eastern Pennsylvania, where she has been an Artist in Education Roster Artist for the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. Her current work has focused on using non traditional venues with both non traditional and traditional material; these large mixed media community based works have included : murals, temporary installations, and collaborative actions through a series she calls: I CONstance UNsceene.

This Summer during her 2015  A.I.R. residency, Ms. Denchy will use an organic approach to create a site specific spring board  project. Her goal is to: create a plan, an entrance, and primary focal area for a sculpture garden  (in a now empty lot ) adjacent to the Art Center. Anyone interested in getting involved with:  ROCK, PAPER, & SCISSORS can contact the K.A.C. or just come up and introduce themselves to Ms. Denchy! She welcomes all ages and skill sets to come and create with: rock, paper, or scissors.

The KAC artist-in-residence is a new program that provides artists with four to six weeks of free studio space to create new work. AIR’s are asked to provide one public outreach opportunity.

If you would like additional information about the KAC artist-in-residence program please write to: info@kacny.org or call the office at: (315) 853-8871


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Just Add Water – In the Gallery

Thursday July 2nd – August 7th
Each artwork sold for $20
Over 150 works of art featuring artists from 10 states and three countries

Opening Reception Thursday, July 2nd 8pm – 10pm
Preview Party: 7pm – 8pm
($10 general admission / Free for participating artists)
Includes live jazz music, ADK Tasting and first shot at buying a work of art. 

Thank you to this years participating artists:
Over 80 Artists representing 10 states and three countries!

Marcy Adzich
Constance Avery
Vige Barrie
Andrew Bashant
Elizabeth Bashant
Rebecah Bashant
Linda Bigness
Patricia Byrd-Franklin
Donna Carelli
Albert Castelli
Vinnie Castelli
Marlee Cavallero
Maria Cavo-Mrzlikar
Karen Christensen
Frank Cittadino
Gayle Cleveland
Trish Craig
Marylynn Darling
Rosetta DeBeradinis
Barb Decker
Rick Decker
Tess Denton
Joanne DeStefano
Lizzy Diamond
Tina Dillman
Nicole Elliott
Sean Evans
Tory Evans
Shaun Evans
Dawn Farrar
Jessica Farber
Marilyn S. Fegan
Tanya Gadbaw
Erin Gardner
John Paul Gardner
Meg Gianetti
Julia Hausmann
Elaine Hawley
Julie Herman
Bethany Heintz
Mary Lee Hodgens
Christina Hopkins
Kevin Ink A Which
Tracy Johnel
Sybil S. Johnson
Lindsay Jones
Ryan Judd
Megan King-Ratcliffe
Patrick Knapp
Suzanne LaPierre
Joseph Leroux
Joan Lesko Bazan
Caroline A. Locatelli
Kandace Lockwood
Brenda Lomeli
John Loy
Alyson Gaylord Loy
Mary Gaylord Loy
Darly Horst-Loy
Jessica Loy
Victor Lenuzza
Charlotte Mann
Lorrena Martini
Carrie Matt
Crystal Maury
Damhnait McHugh
Meghan Milligan
Gretchen Mukmin
Lyle Murphy
Jenna North
Steve Nyland
Mary O’Neill
John O’Neill
Ginger Parker
Susan Paroubek
Stan Paroubek
Lynn Pauley
Jessica Posner
Cate Reynolds
Britta Rice
Marieta Riposo
Amanda Rogers
Armin Rosic
Bobbie Scarpino
Marilyn Schueter
Sheila Smith
Pat Spencer
Betty Storsberg
Amrita Stuetzle
Heather Swenson
Elizabeth Tantillo
Christine Thayer
Tony Thompson
Christine Tisa
Teresa Van Etten
Julie Waldas
Eloise Waldas
Jennifer Walker
Alice Yi
Honore Yuhas

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KAC 37th Annual Run and Walk


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Spring Dance Performance

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OPEN CALL: 2016 – 2017 Exhibitions at KAC

Call For Artists

The Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY seeks submissions for our 2016/2017 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 (Usually a Thursday 5pm – 7pm

All artwork is insured while on premises

KAC receives a 30% commission on all sold artwork


Please submit via e-mail 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


Weblink to online portfolio including the above information is acceptable. 

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 M-F 9:30am – 4:30pm and by appointment. 

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Just Add Water – Call for Artists

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

Artists are provided with up to five (max) new QoR watercolor sample cards. Samples include QoR paint and watercolor paper. Artists are invited to create and donate an original artwork using the provided materials with the option of including one other medium. All artwork will be exhibited at the Kirkland Art Center for the exhibition: Just Add Water from July 2nd to August 7th 2015.

All participating artists are provided one complimentary ticket to the pre-party ($10 value) to be followed by the opening reception on Thursday July 2nd.

(1) Best of Show: $100, $150 Golden Gift Certificate and KAC Membership
(2) Honorable Mentions: $100 Golden Gift Certificate and KAC Membership

All donated artwork will be for sale for $20 to support the KAC’s mission:
The mission on 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 web site with optional web link. Artwork exhibited in the gallery will be anonymous with the artists name to be revealed once the artwork has sold.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting exhibition please write to: info@kacny.org or call the office at: (315) 853-8871

Tag #justaddwater @i_heart_kac  to your entries on Instagram and KAC may re-gram.


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