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The Kirk Newman Art School: Moving Forward, Looking Back

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a look back into the history of the Kirk Newman Art School! During this ARTbreak, Tom Kendall will return to the KIA to offer personal perspectives from his many years of involvement with the school. Kendall was hired by Kirk Newman in 1973 to head the Ceramics Department, and he went on to become the director of the school, a position he held for over 20 years. His talk will reflect on how the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has built on Kirk Newman’s legacy while remaining true to the core tenets upon which the school was founded. Kendall has a master’s degree in art with experience in college-level teaching, arts administration, gallery operations, and doing what he loves best — creating high-quality porcelain pottery and sculpture in his studio, Oak Leaf Pottery.

This is a hybrid event. To view the live stream, visit our YouTube page.