FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2023
Mayor Noble Hosts Youth Art Exhibition at City Hall
Opening Reception for ‘Art Out Loud’ to be Held April 29, 2023
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble, the Kingston Arts Commission, and the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs are pleased to present a youth art exhibition, Art Out Loud, in the City Hall ground floor gallery space, which will run from April 29 to September 21, 2023.
The Art Out Loud exhibition spotlights the artistry of Kingston’s young creatives with a visual arts exhibition by the D.R.A.W, the Kingston High School Art Club, and My Kingston Kids’ Photography NOW! programs.
An opening reception for the Art Out Loud youth art exhibition will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at City Hall. The opening reception will include performances, including the Boys and Girls Club youth choir, Club Harmony; the Center for Creative Education’s Energy Dance Troupe, and spoken word poetry by Harambee Kingston Youth Program members. The event is free and open to the public, with refreshments and opportunities to register for the participating youth organizations’ summer programs.
“We are so thrilled to showcase the talent of these artistic young people at City Hall through a variety of works in various mediums,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Kitt Potter, and all the participating youth organizations that inspire our young people to be expressive and creative each and every day. I invite the community to join us at the opening reception or stop by City Hall to see this exciting exhibition.”
Isabel Cotarelo, Kingston Arts Commissioner and Chair, City of Kingston Youth Exhibition said, “Art Out Loud represents my belief that by giving our youth the opportunity to express themselves through the arts, this not only benefits their emotional and intellectual well-being but reveals to the community a new world that should be nurtured, respected, and commended. I am so proud of and immensely enthusiastic about our youth participants and I hope the entire community will come out and help us to celebrate them.”
The Art Out Loud visual arts exhibition will be on view until September 21, during City Hall business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, or by appointment.
For further information, visit www.kingston-ny.gov/exhibitions or contact Kitt Potter, Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs at [email protected] or 845-331-3929.