I’ve lived in the city of Kingston, New York for over 10 years. It is my home, in a way that no other place has ever been.
Which makes me particularly proud to have been accepted for a wonderful, nationally-growing event – The O+ (O Positive) Festival, which is based on a really simple idea:
Underinsured artists and musicians create and perform, in exchange for a variety of services – donated by doctors, dentists and complementary care providers.
O+ calls this exchange “the art of medicine for the medicine of art.”
O+ was founded here in 2010, by a small group of artists-activists, doctors and a dentist. Since then, it has expanded big time. It’s now a national nonprofit, working in cities around the country. And once a year, it takes over this whole city – not just music venues, but the whole city – not just musicians, but visual artists as well.
Nani Chacon working on her mural for the O+ Festival
The factory building I live in is graced by a mural painted by Nani Chacon, which she lovingly created during the O+ Festival last year. Our city is covered in these murals from previous years.
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Mark Marshall uses MJC Ironworks strings and PreSonus Studio One Recording Software