FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2019
Local Composer Honored with City Hall Exhibition
Opening Reception for “Pauline Oliveros: Still Listening in Kingston” on April 6
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The City of Kingston’s Department of Art and Cultural Affairs is continuing its collaboration with local arts organizations to produce compelling art exhibitions for the ground floor of City Hall with Pauline Oliveros: Still Listening in Kingston. The exhibition will feature 23 artists, whose works are visual representations of music inspired by composer and artist Pauline Oliveros. The opening reception, which will feature sonic art and performances throughout, will be held at City Hall on April 6, from 3:00-5:00pm.
“Having works inspired by one of Kingston’s most treasured artists, and giving visitors to City Hall the chance to learn more about Pauline, is a wonderful use of our ground floor gallery space,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “I am pleased to have an opportunity to further honor her legacy, and am excited to see what inspirations we’ll see in these artists’ works.”
Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) was a groundbreaking composer, performer, and humanitarian. Her work spanned many disciplines, with a focus on unearthing our complex relationship to sound. Oliveros founded the Deep Listening Institute in Kingston, and was a vital member of Kingston’s creative community. Her lifelong devotion to the arts was celebrated in a tribute concert at Kingston City Hall in 2017. In 2018, Oliveros was honored with the dedication of the Deep Listening Plaza, formerly the Broadway Commons.
Oliveros’ legacy continues to inspire artists around the world. The work featured in Still Listening in Kingston was selected from a larger exhibition produced by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at McGill University. The "Text Scores" chosen for display at Kingston City Hall were curated by Oliveros’ spouse and creative partner, IONE, and the artist Lisa B. Kelley. IONE and Kelley continue to champion Oliveros' life and work through The Pauline Oliveros Trust and the Ministry of Maat, Inc, a Kingston-based spiritual and educational nonprofit organization that nurtures world-wide harmony and balance.
Pauline Oliveros: Still Listening in Kingston will be on display from April 6-June 28, 2019 during regular City Hall hours (8:30am-4:30pm). The next exhibition in July will feature a collection of photographic work from local artist Alekz Pacheco. For more information, and to learn more about future exhibitions at City Hall, please visit www.kingston-ny.gov/exhibitions or contact the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs at [email protected] or (845) 334-3929.
Pauline Oliveros: Still Listening in Kingston Exhibition
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Ground floor of City Hall
420 Broadway, Kingston NY