‘Dinner Bells’ Opening Reception
- 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401
a window installation featuring ceramic “thrown” Bells designed by Michele Quan of MQuan Studio / Timber Set build by Daniel McCluskey Jr
“Socially Distant” Sidewalk Opening
July 24th, 2020 5:00 – 8:00pm
Pre-order To-Go Cocktails at stockadetavern.com (mention “MQuan Window Opening” in notes)
Join the uptown community on Friday, July 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for a socially distant opening reception, outside of bluecashew Kitchen Homestead at 37 North Front Street in Kingston. (The installation is in the front window.) Meet ceramicist Michele Quan of MQuan Studio. Stockade Tavern will be offering cocktails to-go for those that would like to grab a beverage for their walk through the neighborhood.
With stay-at-home orders in place and frightened fledgelings fleeing the cities to return to their hometown nests–our worlds have scaled down considerably since March. Gone (for many) are the daily commutes, the catching of redeyes, drinks after work with clients…that never ending ping pong of text messaged updates excusing why you’re not home at the dinner table. Family units reunited, inextricably living together in a way that harkens back to how our grandparents maybe lived. As we build out our suburban homesteads, tilling our humble ‘raised bed’ fields, exploring the wilds of the forest just beyond the backyard, we suddenly find our loved ones almost always within earshot. For the first time in a long time, the idea of a dinner bell tangibly makes sense. Whether put to daily use or hung as a symbol of this remarkable simplification of our daily lives, we are entirely enamored by the beauty of each of these pieces, formed by hand out of clay.