Susan Spencer Crowe is a sculptor who has worked in a variety of mediums and, most recently, cutting and folding cardboard and paper. Before moving o the Hudson Valley in 2005, her work was primarily made of welded steel and later steel and fabric. The folded and cut cardboard and paper works are from her solo show, "Cut and Folds" out at The Painters Gallery in Fleischmanns, New York in August. Each wall sculpture on display is made from a single piece of paper or cardboard and, through a series of cuts and folds, everything simply pop up into place at one time - like an umbrella.
In addition to being an artist, Crowe is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Arts Department at Queens College in New York City and a board member at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New Work. She is also the recipient of two Artist Fellowship awards in sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Recent shows include "Staying Power", at the Albany International Airport (2017), and "Birthing the Ethereal" at the ARTBAR in Kingston, New York (2016).
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, right here in there own hometown.