AMERICAN ROOTS with EUROPEAN PASSION
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.
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.
The 2017 TINY TOTS Performance of
Monday, March 13th & Tuesday, March 14th
Reserve your class or group space today!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
The Kirkland Art Center’s ARTCYCLE Store is Now Open!
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!
Tuesday – Friday 9:00am -4:30pm