Please use the form at the bottom of the page to vote for the current nominees to the Board at the Arts Society of Kingston. Either fill this form out or mail in your ballot, please do not do both. You may vote for any/all the nominees, but must choose Yes or No for each candidate. Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on March 24th at 6pm online via Zoom. You may use this link to register:
Current Board Members
Paul Solis-Cohen – term expiring this year
Up for re-election in 2022:
Up for re-election in 2023:
Board Nominee Bios
clyde forth is a choreographer and visual artist, and is founding Artistic Director of Lokasparśa Dance Projects. She has been living and working in the Hudson Valley since 2004. She earned her BFA in Visual Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991 and completed her MFA thesis work in sculpture and dance in 1996 at Bennington College. Her visual art and performance has been presented across the US, in Canada and in the UK since 1991. clyde has been on faculty in dance and visual arts departments at Bennington Pre-college Program (1995-2001), Eugene Lang College (1999-2005) and SUNY Ulster (2006-2014) and continues to dance independently. In 2018 she became a founding member of Hudson Valley Movement Collective. clyde was a board member at ABACA (Arts Benefit All Coalition Alternative) in NYC from 2003-2004.
She has been active on planning committees for The Byrdcliffe Festival of the Arts (2012, 2013), Zen Mountain Monastery (2015-present), The Secret City Arts Revival (2016, 2017, 2018), and most recently at Arts Society of Kingston as a member of the Performing Arts Committee (2019-present). She is currently living and creating in Jefferson NY.
Terry Murray is a practicing artist with a studio in Cornwall NY. Over the past five years, he has focused on creating an evolving series of simple, evocative human figures assembled from reclaimed wood and found objects. His work has been featured in galleries and exhibits throughout the Mid-Hudson Region and was featured in the ASK Spotlight Gallery in February 2020. He is currently the chair of the ASK Education Committee.
Terry is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz. Over the past 30 years, he taught in the Humanistic/Multicultural Education graduate program. Terry earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from SUNY Albany.
Through his teaching, writing and research over the past 15 years, Terry has worked to integrate mindfulness and contemplative philosophies and practices into graduate and undergraduate courses. He has worked with colleagues nationwide to establish mindful communities on college and university campuses. From 2017-2019, Terry and his wife taught education courses in China as part of a SUNY New Paltz – Chongqing (chung’-ching) University School of Education.
Terry is traveling the Buddhist path and is a member of the Budding Flower Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn. He has taught mindfulness, meditation, and contemplative arts courses in a wide range of community settings.
John Remington has always embraced any potential left and right brain conflicts as illustrated in receiving a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University and Masters in Creative Studies, Creativity and Innovation, from the University of Minnesota. Also, further exemplified by a (what bought our house) career in Retail Marketing (Marshal Field’s/Target) and a Creative Directorship (what bought my sanity) of Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop (satirical revue theater), in Minneapolis.
John has also worked with Tribeca Film Festival in helping to brand and market, not only the festival, but Tribeca media across the board. He also served as Executive Director of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s, Thanks and Giving Campaign, along with Marlo (yes, That Girl) and Tony Thomas. John officially retired in 2017 and began acting once again through-out Hudson Valley in over a dozen productions and counting.
A love of theater, acting, writing and directing, is what has brought John to ASK. In October of 2019 John was cast in Straight White Men and through working on that production made him realize that he deeply wanted to become an ongoing part of this particular family.
Currently, John is embracing his Italian heritage (DiConcilio not Remington) and he and his two adult children are nearing the end of their process in obtaining dual citizenship.
‘Non e’ quello che guardi che conta, ma quello che vedi’ -Henry David Thoreau