Culture and the arts have been replaced by sexual commodification, banal entertainment, and graphic depictions of violence.

—Chris Hedges

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What is Green Kill?

Green Kill is an art and performance space now in it’s second year, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, on Green Kill Avenue, near the Route 32 intersection.

Green Kill located at 229 Green Kill Avenue in Kingston at four corners where Green Kill Avenue intersects Route 32 as it winds around through the trees down to New Paltz.

Green Kill hosts poetry readings, theater, film, music and art exhibitions, which include established, outsider or student artists and performers who are dedicated to the growth of their work.

The art exhibitions change monthly at Green Kill and include local, national and international artists.

Green Kill owned by David Schell and Yuriko Sasamoto. The Green Kill web site is greenkill.org; the email is 229greenkill@greenkill.org; and the phone  is 347-689-2323. Green kill is open from 3 to 9, Tuesday through Saturday.

Green Kill is  open from Tuesday to Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm, and closed on national holidays.

Space and Equipment

What physically differentiates Green Kill from other cultural venues is it’s intimate accommodating interior for performances and exhibitions, with 11 foot ceilings and wooden floors, and clean white interior which can hold up to 45 people seated. There is ample seating in the form of chairs tables and stools with cabaret tables.

For performance, Green kill has three modular 4 by 8 stages, a high end state-of-the-art video system, a PA system, colored spot system for ambiance, and the ability to create private events by stressing a theater curtain the front windows. The acoustics are ideal.

No equipment at Green Kill is for rent or loan. The equipment is solely for the use of creatives engaged in activities at Green Kill.

Green Kill ’s open floor is used for classes, experimental theater, readings, and musical performances.

Green Kills inner walls  present salon style exhibitions of between one and nine individual artists each month, students, outsiders and established artists who continually challenge themselves, moving toward new personal horizons. All Green Kill activity is fully and beautifully documented on greenkill.org.

Green Kill Philosophy

Green Kill’s mandate is beautifully summarized by Gwendolyn Brooks, an African-American poet and teacher and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry  “Annie Allen” who said, “We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” Central to the Green Kill community based approach is the idea of social inclusion, a sociological concept for the process of improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of people, disadvantaged on the basis of their identity, to take part in society. Green Kill seeks to provide opportunity for a broad range of artists, performers and educators.

Benefits for Participants 

Green Kill is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, a land of  second homes for New York City residents, of tourist destinations and  diverse communities  of artists and musicians.  Easy to reach by all the main roads along the Hudson River  from New York City,  Green Kill is on Route 32 at the crossroads of Bard College, State University of New York at New Paltz, Mount Saint Mary College, Ulster County Community College, and Vassar College.

For  Artists  Green Kill  offers 10 artists spaces to exhibit, for performers, theatrical productions, lecturers and teachers, Green Kill offers a 800 square foot space with 11 foot ceilings which can accommodate, up to 50 seats.

Promotion

Green kill will  promote events to the extent possible under time and budget constraints. Green Kill posts work of participating artists on Greenkill.org and Green Kill pages in FacebookTwitter, Flickr, PinterestTumblr,  Google+Blogger, and Instagram.

Green Kill will be buying lists to solicit for art buyers.

Funding

Green Kill  raises money through door sales, contributions  and a small fee to exhibitors along with a commission on art sales.  A basic 60/40 ratio in which  the user receives 60 percent is applied to all revenue generating efforts.

Bottom Line

Come to Green Kill and bring spirit, share ideas, create opportunities. Green Kill, 229 Greenkill Avenue, at four corners where Ulster meets Kingston , NY, 12401, 229greenkill@greenkill.org, 347-689-2323

Directions from New York using Public Transportation

Trailways Bus 
Amtrack from Pennsylvania Station to Rheinbeck to Taxi to Kingston
Metronorth  to Poughkeepsie to  bus to Kingston

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Policies

To protect Green Kill, and all art and equipment and  to maintain continuity and organization, Green kill has a contract and a policies sheet. Below is a link to Green Kill policies.

Art Buyers may inquire about art works or artists and art by emailing David Schell at 229greenkill@greenkill.org.

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Green Kill Policy Sign Off Check List

Contact

Green Kill is located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, at four corners where Ulster meets Kingston, New York, USA, 12401. Feel free to email questions and concerns to 229greenkill@greenkill.org, to call 1 347-689-2323, or  to use the contact form below.