The Pop Up Gallery Group (P.U.G.G.) began as an idea.
Get students involved in mid-town, through the arts.
Thanks to the generosity of the City of Kingston and the Kingston City School District, an after school program was formed. Students are taught the ins and outs of Gallery management. They are tasked with installing Pop Up Galleries, in empty storefronts on Broadway, in Kingston, NY. The Goal is to highlight our homegrown artists, showing alumni of K.H.S., who continue to make great art, here and around the world.
PUGG is about engaging young artists in the community. We create exhibition spaces for High School alumni, keeping young artists in the area and creative. We believe that a strong art education significantly enhances the character, quality of life, and economy of the neighborhood.
INSTAlLATION: Matthew Pleva works on paper. Ashleigh