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Fall 2016 Class Flier_Page 08 Music and Entertainment


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Performance on Saturday August 13th

Unfortunately due to a few of the performers becoming ill, the Summer Cabaret has been postponed. We will notify you with the reschedule date as soon as possible.

Thank you for understanding, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Summer Cabaret

Please join us on Saturday, August 13th from 7:30 – 9:00pm as the Kirkland Art Center welcomes these talented singers and musicians. The show will including Broadway tunes, standards by Mancini, Gershwin, Schwartz, Gwon, and so much more!

Vocalists: Sun-Ly Pierce, Jenna Wratten, Rusty Ritzel, Katie Pierce, and Zach Robison

The Band: Bob Ford, Shawn Hawley, Jake Ford and Chris Davis

Special Appearances: Chloe Ford, Ezra Mead, Jake Thiele and more.

Admission: $8.00

Students and KAC Members: $5.00

Please have Student ID and Membership Card ready at the door to receive discount.

Children under 12 are free

We will have a brief intermission, where refreshments will be available.

Sun-Ly Practice Photo

This talented group of musicians were at the KAC bright and early this morning practicing and checking the sound for August 13th.

We hope you are as excited to see them as we are!

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The Kirkland Art Center proudly welcomes: Holy Ghost Tent Revival


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Mark your calendars!

HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL is coming to the Kirkland Art Center!

Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s exhilarating live show has uplifted audiences since the band formed in 2007. For the past eight years, they have been honing their unique sound, which NPR describes as that of a “soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz.”

Conceived in Philadelphia under the creative wing of Bill Moriarty (Man Man, The Sheepdogs,) their third full-length studio album, Right State Of Mind, sees the band putting earlier conventions aside in exploration of more soul-rock leanings. The album dances nimbly between genres while touching on themes of alienation, moving on after death, the joy of staying up all night in the city, the interconnected nature and beauty of life, and longing for a home that is no more.

The band has turned what many hail as a deeply personal and evocative group of recordings into a thrilling live performance, the merits of which have led them to share stages with the likes of Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Pokey LaFarge, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Lake Street Dive. Holy Ghost Tent Revival’s magnetism will continue to grow and mature in the hearts of listeners across the country, from radio dial to lit pavilion.


MONDAY AUGUST 1st at 9:00 am

Here is a quick teaser of their sound. Enjoy!

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KAC Exhibitions

The Annual Members’ Show is Here!

Theme Just Announced:


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Please remember to include the following document with your submission:

(This form can also be completed at drop-off)

Artist Info Ticket

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the Just Add Water 2 exhibition!

Here is a quick glimpse at the work available for purchase.

Opening Reception Details:

Pre-Party: July 14th 6 – 7pm

$10.00 at the door

At the pre-party you will get to experience and purchase the artwork before it is available to the public.

General Opening: July 14th 7 – 9pm


Browse the gallery, mingle with other art enthusiasts, and purchase one of a kind artwork.


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Harp Recital by Jessica W. H. Wilbee

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Thank you to those who came to the performance by Jessica W. H. Hilbee and special guest artists Lisa Jones, Kathleen McAuliffe, and Gina DiCarlo this past Saturday, July 9th at 2 pm.

If you missed it, you can see the full, unedited second half HERE.


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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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Interim Executive Director is Named

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 Names Megan Ratcliffe as

Interim Executive Director

CLINTON, NY; June 29, 2016 – The Kirkland Art Center announced at their Annual Meeting on Monday June 20, 2016 that Megan King-Ratcliffe has been named as Interim Executive Director.

In her new role as Interim Executive Director, Mrs. Ratcliffe will oversee daily operations, staff, and programs, while executing the Kirkland Art Center’s mission; 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.

Mrs. Ratcliffe joined the team at the Kirkland Art Center in April of 2015. She has served in many roles within the business including Membership Coordinator and Program Director. Mrs. Ratcliffe has extensive knowledge in business management, marketing, and the arts, and stated that she is “eager to put her experience to use while helping to revitalize and grow the Kirkland Art Center’s programs and participation within the community and surrounding area”.

Mrs. Ratcliffe received her MA in Art Education from the University of Florida, and her BFA in Studio Art from Cazenovia College. She moved back to her hometown of West Winfield 4 years ago, where she now resides with her husband Tony, and son Tristan.

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