Upcoming at KAC

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KAC Presents: Ustad Khan

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In the Gallery: A Long, Long History Cut Short…

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Madeline Bartley, Jacob Crook, Paul Dressen, Holly Greenberg, Shorty Greene, Dusty Herbig, Kevin Larmon, Landon Perkins, Eli Show, Taro Takizawa and Stefan Zoller

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 30th 5pm – 7pm


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John Bentham – Portrait Event

A big thank you to John Bentham for his portrait night as part of this year’s KAC community photography project. Everybody who came out for the fun can find their photos at this link:



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Artist in Residence – Summer 2015

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Kirkland Art Center offers:

  • Free studio space and access to a fully equipped ceramics studio and painting/drawing studio
  • The opportunity for focused, independent work.
  • The opportunity to share work.


  • Full time focus on creating new work.
  • Provide one public outreach opportunity. Examples may include a slide lecture, workshop, demonstration or open studio.


  • Artist is responsible for his or her materials and supplies
  • Ceramic artists are responsible for firing fees.
  • Meals not included.


  • Please send 20 examples of current work and/or a web link to an online portfolio.
  • CV/bio
  • A brief statement that includes a proposal of what you hope to achieve during your residency. (not to exceed one page)
  • Send applications to: info@kacny.org

Application deadline extended to April 10th. 

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Where Art Lives

What a year we have had! The KAC has hosted multiple events monthly from Coffeehouse to Jazz and Classical concerts; our standard dance performances from Nutcracker to Spring Recital to Tiny Tots Ballet; 8 fabulous art exhibitions from cutting edge to our annual Members’ show; classes, camps, and fitness including: Yoga, Zumba and Line Dancing. And that doesn’t even include our fundraisers like the Book Sale, The KAC Gala, the new Raku Fest and the KAC Run and Walk!

ART happens at the KAC and has for 55 years! In addition to all the great programming, we have worked diligently on our historic facility located in the heart of Clinton. In the last year, we’ve completed projects including the installation of a new dance floor, refinishing the main gallery floor, the complete renovation of the Lower Pottery Studio including a brand new kiln, updating the Upper Pottery Studio and equipping it for artist rentals, organizing and outfitting the jewelry studio with equipment, repairing and restoring our steeple and roof to keep varmints out of the attic, intense cleaning and painting in most areas and the list goes on. (Many of these projects were funded by grants and private donations with loyal KAC volunteers doing much of the work).

The KAC Mission is to share the arts with all in our community expanding our horizons with new cultural and fun experiences. Naturally, we cannot do this without your financial and moral support. While this last year has been positive in so many ways, the transitions and improvements still require significant fiscal support. We hope we can count on your Annual Giving donation this year. Your assistance means all the difference to our arts mission and to our community.

Thank you for your consideration of the KAC in the past and today. Your gift truly makes a difference.



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In the Gallery: Guess Who – Community Art Project

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Past Exhibitions:


Marie-Dolma Chophel 
Jenna North
Sunghee Park
Claire Sherwood

Jenna North

Claire Sherwood

Marie-Dolma Chophel

Sunghee Park

January 8th – February 13th
Opening Reception: January 22nd
5pm – 7pm

KAC Gallery presents Telluric a new exhibition that explores the complex relationship between humans and our natural environment. Through painting, sculpture and printmaking each artist creates works that interpret this concept. Claire Sherwood creates sculptural geological formations created by careful observations and beautiful
interpretations. “The dirt, rock and debris that surround us give us clues to who we are, where we come from and how far we have traveled from our home. By examining the surface beneath our feet, the soil under that surface, the rock buried deep with in that soil, I find comfort in the place I am currently occupying.” Sunghee Park explores the formal qualities of our cyclically changing landscape through multi-layered printmaking series. Marie-Dolma Chophel creates works that study the technological and virtual impact on the perception of the natural world. “I paint imaginary landscapes inspired by my musings on the outside world and a mind’s inner geography.” Her works are explosive, celestial and reminiscent of microcosms. Jenna North investigates the energy exhibited in natural and virtual phenomenon through unique experimental mixed media works. North describes her process as: “…serious, sensuous and mischievous.”


Small Works Invitational

Tanya Gadbaw

Diana Godfrey

William Evans

Dan Bacich

Chris Cirillo



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First Directors Show


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Great Volunteer Opportunities at the KAC

We are so very fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers who donate their time each year to ensure that ours is a community Where Art Lives.

KAC volunteers are involved in a hundred different ways: baking for the Coffeehouse concerts, mending costumes for the Nutcracker, painting the walls of gallery, sorting books for the book sale, or assisting in the Next Gen Studio during our classes and summer camps…. We never run out of things to do!

Whether you are an adult with only a few hours to spare or a student looking for an ongoing commitment, we would be happy to find a role for you here at the KAC. You may click here to download a Volunteer Application 2013 and get involved. You’ll meet great people while ensuring that ours is a great community for artists and art lovers alike!

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