2017 Nutcracker

2017 Nutcracker


December 1st at 6:30

Ticketing information:

Advanced Sale:

General: $12 / person

Children (under 12): $8 / person

At the door:

General: $15 / person

Children (under 12): $10 / person


Nutcracker 2017

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Kat Wright In Concert

KAC Live Presents:

Kat Wright with the 8-piece Indomitable Soul Band

Their name derives from a deep passion for creating powerful music, and they deliver. Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band will be performing live in concert on the Kirkland Art Center stage on Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm. Come experience this radiant 8-piece band, fresh off releasing their debut album By My Side.

 Touring the East Coast from Maine to Miami this fall, music lovers can enjoy a soul band “lush with grooving beats, exultant horns and a glittering optimism” –Seven Days. Alumnus of two Syracuse Jazz Festivals, the Brooklyn Bowl, Washington D.C.’s Anti-Ball, among others, the band is finding success, racking up awards and accolades along the way.

Get to know Kat Wright and her music with this video clip here,

or visit the band’s website for more bios, press, and more!

Ticketing information:

Members: $18

Non-Members: $22

Kat Wright Poster


For more information please call 315.853.8871 during regular business hours.

9:00-4:30 Tuesday-Friday

Kat Wright Concert Tickets


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After School Art Program

After School Program

Not So Perfect Portraiture:

A Look at Picasso and Cubism



Tuesday September 12, 19, 26 

4:00pm – 5:30pm

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KAC’s 2017 Annual Member Show


The Kirkland Art Center Gallery is accepting submissions for its annual Member’s Show. This year’s theme will be METAPHORS. The show will run from September 26th – October 27th.  Our Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday October 1st from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


Please mail or deliver all artwork to the Kirkland Art Center (KAC) by September 21st at 4:00 pm. This exhibition is un-juried, but all work must adhere to the following requirements to be included; the artist needs be a current member of the Kirkland Art Center, artwork must represent this year’s theme; Metaphors and include an artist statement pertaining to the submitted piece, artwork needs to be ready to hang, completed submission form at time of delivery, and one submission per artist.

*Click and print the full Prospectus and exhibition Label for exhibition details and submission requirements.

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The Rhythm In You

The Rhythm In You

Wellness Through Drumming
Bring your body and mind back to basics with the Kirkland Art Center’s The Rhythm in You this October. Join our experienced, certified drum facilitators Teresa Dunn and Kelly Yacco in this exciting one day only workshop for an afternoon of creative expression, positivity, and relaxation. Empower yourself in a community of spontaneous music!

A Drum Circle:
*Places you in a positive state
*Induces deep relaxation
*Helps control pain
*Boosts your immune system
*Creates a sense of connectedness
*Drumming allows you to flow with the rhythms of life by simply feeling the beat
*Releases negative feelings
*Stimulates deep thinking and puts you in the present moment
*Drumming stimulates creative expression
** Test anxiety – Drumming brings the mind and body back to “baseline”


Drum facilitator Teresa Dunn.


Drum facilitator Kelly Yacco.


Drum facilitator Kelly Yacco.

The Kirkland Art Center will be offering two sessions on Sunday, October 15th. The Youth Session, ages 6-12 will be held at 1:00 – 1:30 and our adult session, ages 12 and up, will be held from 1:30 – 3:00. We will be offering member discounts as well as an early-bird discount to participants who sign up before October 10th.


Rhythm In You
Youth Name

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A Feast & A Film


September 16 – Doors Open at 6:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of scrumptious food and British humor at its best! Nola’s Restaurant in Clinton has created a custom menu to go with cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the big screen.

Choose from:

Cottage Pie (beef, veggies, gravy, topped with whipped potatoes)

Toad in the Hole (sausage, mustard onion gravy, roasted veg)

Salmon in a Blanket (salmon baked in puff pastry)

Squash Pocket (Butternut Squash, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pie) (vegetarian option)

$35/person for tables of 6+

*Seating is limited so call to pre-order your seats today.

*For reservations of 6+ please call our Business Office at (315) 853-8871 or stop by the KAC during regular business hours (9:00am – 4:30pm Tuesday-Friday).

Ticket price includes admission to film, one dinner entrée, and your first beverage.

There will be a cash bar during the show featuring beer from

Saranac Brewery,  wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Current Exhibition: 2017 Central New York Watercolor Society’s Second Signature Exhibition – Show Details


Central New York Watercolor Society’s Second Signature Exhibition: 


CNYwatercolorFront FINALOpening Reception:

August 27th, 2017 from 3:00-5:00


Exhibition Dates:

August 22nd – September 23rd


The Kirkland Art Center is proud to be hosting the Central New York Watercolor Society’s Second Signature Show of 2017, featuring artists from throughout the region. The reception is free and open to the public. Meet the artists, purchase original artwork and spend time appreciating their unique perspectives.

Founded in 1982, the Central New York Watercolor Society began with fourteen charter members from the central New York region.  Today the Society boasts a membership of over one hundred eighty artists from throughout the United States.


Kirkland Art Center

9½ East Park Row

Clinton, NY 13323



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Past Exhibitions: Just Add Water 3

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This is our third year of Just Add Water: 

a collaborative exhibition with

Golden Artist Colors. 


Contributing artists were able to submit up to 5 pieces of art, using the 4″ x 4″ QoR watercolor palettes provided by Golden Artist Colors. All artists will be kept anonymous, only to be revealed once the piece has been sold.

We hope you can join us to view and purchase these amazing one-of-a-kind pieces.


PRE-PARTY: July 23rd 3:00 – 4:00 pm
* Experience and purchase the artwork before it is available to the public.
* All are welcome, $10 Entry Fee, Contributing Artists get in free

Lite Refreshments Provided

GENERAL OPENING RECEPTION: July 23rd 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Browse the gallery and mingle with other art enthusiasts
Free and open to the public

All artwork will be on display at the Kirkland Art Center: July 18 – August 18
The artwork will be available for purchase starting 
July 23rd for $20 each.

KAC Gallery Hours:
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday – Friday, or by appointment

All proceeds from this fun collaboration help to support the mission of the KAC:
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.

The sample packets used to create each piece of art is part of Golden Artist Colors’ QoR watercolor line.

Packets and exhibition agreement forms can be picked up or requested through our business office; Tuesday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

All artwork must be delivered to the KAC by July 5th at 4:00 PM.

We can make special arrangements with artists who are not able to deliver their work by July 5th. Please contact our office to make those arrangements.

If you are mailing your artwork to us, you need to postmark it by July 5th for us to receive it on time for the show.

Because of the high volume of artwork received for this show, we cannot accept work after July 14th.


If you are not familiar with this line, then you are in for a TREAT!

QoR retains the best qualities of traditional watercolors while expanding the range and versatility of each color. QoR‘s exclusive binder provides more pigment in every brushstroke, offering a strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors.

The unique QoR formulation accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. It provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.

QoR [pronounced ‘core’] has been formulated to embody the essence of watercolors while offering these unique qualities:

  • Vibrant, intense colors that stay brilliant even after they dry
  • Exceptionally smooth transitions, flow and liveliness on paper
  • Excellent resolubility in water and glazing qualities
  • Vivid depth of color with each brushstroke
  • Greater resistance to cracking and flaking
  • More density of color than traditional watercolors
  • Exclusive Aquazol® binder used in conservation


If you would like to learn more about the products and services that Golden Artist Colors offers, we strongly recommend connecting with them online:

Subscribe to their extremely informative e-newsletter (JUST PAINT) and following their Facebook page!

Connect with Golden Artist Colors online at www.goldenpaints.com.  

Also follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goldenartistcolors and www.facebook.com/qorwatercolors

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Past Exhibitions at the Kirkland Art Center Gallery

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This Multi-Artist Show features work from

  • Suzanne Gonsalez – Smith

  • Kathryn Johnson

  • Taryn Wells


On Display

June 13th – July 14th 2017

Opening Reception

Sunday, June 18th: 4 – 6 pm

Free and open to the public


Kirkland Art Center

9 1/2 East Park Row

Clinton, NY 13323

www.kacny.org 315.853.8871

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We are keeping busy at the KAC!

Thank you to all those who participated, volunteered and sponsored our Annual KAC Run & Walk, Festival on the Green and Baking Contest.

It was a beautiful day with a wonderful turnout of attendees. We greatly appreciate each and every one of you, and are already looking forward to next year!

For results on the run, please see the link below:




ART CYCLE Creative Re-use volunteers have been very busy sorting through our recent donations, and are excited to welcome you to visit and SHOP!

For all of you book collectors and aspiring artists; ART CYCLE Creative Re-use has several artist bio books, coffee table books, art instruction books, and more

Only $1.00


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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