Green Kill is a unique and valuable center for the Arts in the Kingston Area. The very strong poetry community that has coalesced there supports young and new poets and hosts some very seasoned and accomplished ones. It is a place where one can try out new material, new ideas and new modes of expression. There is live music, experimental theater, visual art, and poetry. Clearly this is an artists’ art space and a unique addition to the community.
—Gary Siegel LCSW – Poet
David Schell, a life-long artist, with his partner Yuriko Sasamoto, moved to Kingston, New York with a dream: to bring a new kind of arts space to the Hudson Valley. Now 3 years old, Green Kill is exactly that.
Welcome to Green Kill, a multi-use space for writers, performers, and visual artists.
Green Kill serves student, outsider and established artists with a life-long dedication to their work, and an original vision.
Green Kill has a unique, artist driven, peer-to-peer approach to growth. Peer-to-peer is the voluntary willingness of artists to refer and recommend artists to participate in Green Kill. The reward for the Green Kill community and each participating artist is the growth of Green Kill’s reputation as a destination for diverse, quality art.
This is a new approach to supporting the arts, an inclusive model made possible through the partnership of Green Kill LLC and a national fiscal sponsor for the arts, Fractured Atlas.*
Green Kill’s diversity is demonstrated throughout its programs, including the monthly art exhibition, Voice Less Readings, Showcase, Mashup, Emerging Artist Program, Mozart’s Living Room, Kingston Experimental Theater Company, The Film Program, BYOB Karaoke, and a very broad range of special events.
Before reaching out for community support, Green Kill needed to establish a proof-of-concept. If you have attended any of our events or have visited our website, greenkill.org, then you know what we have accomplished in just three short years. Now Green Kill needs your help to bring it to the next stage in its evolution. A vibrant art scene is emblematic of a thriving community. Please support us. Green Kill is honored to introduce our programs and our funding details.
Art Exhibition Program
Green Kill is extraordinary in that any committed artist, musician, or performer from the Kingston area and the Hudson Valley need only walk through the Green Kill door to be included as a member of the Green Kill community. If you have artwork to show or a creative idea then bring it in! The range of Green Kill art exhibitions, music, theater, performance and other programs made available by Green Kill to Kingston and the Hudson Valley is unsurpassed.
—Lynne Stone, Artist
The Art Exhibition Program
Monthly shows of five artists are presented in the gallery. In the White Room, participating artists have a year-round opportunity to offer their works to art lovers with tighter budgets.
Since opening, Green Kill has exhibited more than one hundred local, national, and international artists. Green Kill now hosts one of the most inclusive and respected exhibition programs in the Hudson Valley. You can view the artist pages here.
Everyone at Green Kill works tirelessly to create a safe, enjoyable, and highly professional environment. I love how Green Kill’s vision is centered around the concept of bringing musicians, and artists together toward filling the gap between the disciplines by growing a creative community that creates artistic opportunities.
It’s unusual to be inspired by the art and by the conversation with other fellow artists that are presents during the events.
Green kill is a space where artists are free to share ideas that will eventually become future projects or collaborations.”
—Federico Balducci, Musica and Composer
Showcase is a once-a-month Green Kill event which presents a broad range of singer-songwriters, curated by Marc Delgado who hosts and performs.
You can view Showcase events and othe performance events here.
Mashup is curated peer to peer and presents a mix of film, poetry and musical performance.
You can view Mashup events and other performance events here.
Mozart’s Living Room
Mozart’s Living Room is curated peer-to-peer and is presenting traditional and contemporary classical music performance.
You can view Mozart’s Living Room events and other performance events here.
Emerging Artists Program
Emerging Artists Program is curated peer-to-peer and presents the work of younger up-and-coming singer-songwriters.
You can view Emerging Artists Program events and other performance events here.
Periodically, special events are organized at Green Kill, including plays, music concerts, and improv events.
You can view Special Events here.
Green Kill was the perfect, intimate theater to produce my plays in. I was assisted in every possible way, both technical and personal, to make my work come alive on the stage. I would advise any aspiring playwright, musician, or spoken word artist to bring their best work to the Green Kill, a truly first rate and welcoming venue.
—Mark Morganstern, Playwright and novelist.
Voice Less Readings
Voice Less Readings, held the first and third Thursdays of each month, offers poets and short story writers an opportunity to read or recite their works. In addition the third Thursday, a writer is featured—often with a book signing event included. Voice Less is guest hosted monthly through peer-to-peer recommendations.
You can view Voice Less Readings events and other literary events here.
Kingston Experimental Theater Company
Kingston Experimental Theater Company (KETC) rehearses at Green Kill once a week, producing original performances created together at Green Kill. It holds music theater performance at Green Kill twice a year.
You can view theater events here.
Green Kill Broadsheet
The Green Kill Broadsheet is a four-page free art publication which is distributed throughout the central Hudson Valley. Each month, the centerfold is edited by a poet selected through a peer-to-peer process. The front and back pages feature drawings or short introductions to artists or art venues in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
You can view the Green Kill Broadsheet archives here.
Dial-a-Poem is periodically updated with a reading by a regional poet. It is inspired by the original phone-based service started in 1968 by poet John Giorno after a phone conversation with his friend William Burroughs.
Film Night is curated by filmmaker Mary Bosakowski who invites filmmakers to present a film and take questions from the audience once a month.
You can view Film Night events here.
BYOB Karaoke is a themed monthly karaoke night hosted by actor and filmmaker Brent Felker.
*How To Support Green Kill
Green Kill seeks to raise 27,000 dollars for the 2020 fiscal year. All contributions will be used to support Green Kill programs—none of it will be for general administration. The money you contribute is tax deductible and allocated over following programs ( a strict allocation spreadsheet is maintained and available for review):
20 % Art Exhibition Program
8 % Mashup Program
16 % Mozart’s Living Room Program
21 % Showcase Program
7 % Special Events Program
7 % Voiceless Readings Program
14 % Film Program.
5 % Broadsheet Program
Please help with whatever you can afford.
Credit Card Donations
If you prefer, you can also donate by check. Please send contributions to Green Kill, 229 Green Kill Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Note: Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with Green Kill in the memo line. Green Kill is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Green Kill must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. You will receive a receipt from Fractured Atlas.
If you are interested in volunteering or spreading the word, please send your email Green Kill will send back event announcements.
Thank you for your interest.
The Green Kill Community of Green Kill Artists
Green Kill Location
Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401, firstname.lastname@example.org, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit http://greenkill.org/2017/04/24/green-kill-activities/. Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting email@example.com or phoning 347-689-2323.
Trail-ways Bus Kingston to Port Authority
Amtrack Pennsylvania Station to Rhinebeck, Taxi to Kingston
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 for performances.
Green kill has a 17 foot x 7 foot permanent stage with curtain proscenium, a high end state-of-the-art video system at 10 foot portable screen, a PA system with three vocal mics an stands two amp mics with stands, boxes, LED light stands which are for ambiance and can be positioned anywhere in the space, Chauvet DJ front, side and back stage lighting, a music stand, and the ability to make events private by closing heater curtains across the front windows. Green kill utilizes a Zoom H6 Recorder and Sony FDR-AX53 4 K camera to record certain events.
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 is 100 percent for the use by artists and performers presenting original works.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Instagram, has an exclusive in-house direct mail list targeting residents of the Hudson Valley, and a long media outlet contact list which is used for all events.
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 artworks or artists and art by emailing David Schell at firstname.lastname@example.org.