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Chronogram Wins 2014 Ulster County Executive Arts Award

  |   June 3, 2014  |  Comment

KINGSTON, NY (June 3, 2014) Luminary Publishing, publisher of Hudson Valley arts and culture magazine Chronogram, announces they have been awarded the 2nd Annual Ulster County Executive Arts Award for a business corporation.

According to the Arts Mid-Hudson website, “The Ulster County Executive Arts Award for a business corporation recognizes an Ulster County business or corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary support of the arts and/or vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life and enrich Ulster County’s cultural heritage.”

Luminary Publishing is an independent media company based in Kingston, New York. Its flagship monthly magazine, Chronogram, created by Hudson Valley residents Amara Projansky and Jason Stern in 1993, quickly flourished into an invaluable resource for the Hudson Valley—delivering an uncompromising editorial vision that reflects the Hudson Valley lifestyle.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock, O+ Festival, Linda Gillette, Garry Kvistad, and Benjamin Wigfall join Chronogram for recognition within their respective categories for the 2014 Ulster Executive Arts Awards.

“In Ulster County, we are fortunate to have so many wonderful artists right here in our community,” said County Executive Mike Hein. “That means world-class art galleries, fairs, festivals and tours that showcase the talents of artists, artisans, and crafts people right here in our own backyard. I am pleased to recognize some of the amazing individuals and arts organizations, while we promote the arts in Ulster County at our 2nd Annual Ulster County Arts Awards.”

Chronogram, which began as a print magazine, has branched out into other media and forms of community. The re-launching of Chronogram.com in 2013, creating a vast social media following, and most recently introducing a series of Hudson Valley events has only demonstrated Chronogram’s continuing growth. Their 20th Anniversary Block Party attracted over 3,500 Hudson Valley natives and visitors to uptown Kingston and will be returning for a second year on August 16th with several other Hudson Valley events planned as well.

Chronogram has been covering the Hudson Valley cultural scene for over 20 years,” Amara Projansky, CEO of Luminary Publishing said. “To be recognized as not only a great publication but also a great business is an honor.”

The celebration and award presentation will take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory. Visit artsmidhudson.org for tickets.

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