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Chronogram Wins 2014 Ulster County Executive Arts Award

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.
    KINGSTON, NY, June 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 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 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 for tickets.

LUMINARY PUBLISHING, is an independent media company based in Kingston, New York that specializes in creating media and events that illuminate the Hudson Valley lifestyle.

Luminary Publishing was launched in the summer of 1993 through its monthly magazine, Chronogram with the aim of nourishing and supporting the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley. Luminary Publishing later grew to include a quarterly shelter magazine, Upstate House, online relocator blog, and the recently acquired bi-annual Hudson Valley tourism publication Experience the Hudson Valley.

Luminary Publishing has over 20 years of publishing experience, producing award-winning tourism and travel guides as well as marketing publications and content for clients including Health Quest, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Hudson Valley Tourism, Dutchess County Tourism, Walkway over the Hudson, and HealthAlliance, among others.

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