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ArtBreak: Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
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Join us in observing Memorial Day with a screening of the 1994 film Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision.This Academy Award-winning documentary tells the story of architect-sculptor Maya Lin, whose design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was selected from over a thousand submissions when she was a 21-year-old student at Yale University. The film explores…

ArtBreak: Simon Pokagon’s Birch Bark Stories

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
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Originally published in 1893 and 1901, Simon Pokagon’s birch bark stories were printed on thinly peeled and elegantly bound birch bark. In Dr. Blaire Morseau’s 2023 book, As Sacred to Us: Simon Pokagon’s Birch Bark Stories in Their Contexts, these rare booklets are reprinted with new essays that set the stories in cultural, linguistic, historical,…

ArtBreak: West Michigan Area Show Artist Highlight

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join us for an artist’s talk and live demonstration with Jeffrey Bohl, whose sculpture Ellie is featured in the 2024 West Michigan Area Show! Bohl has been creating bronze sculptures for over 16 years, exhibiting along the way in numerous regional competitions and in several individual shows. He pours most of his bronzes in his own…

ArtBreak: The Anniversary Show: Exploring Works from the Joy and Timothy Light Collection

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
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Learn more about works featured in The Anniversary Show: Promised Gifts from the Joy and Timothy Light Collection with Dr. Mary-Louise Totton. This exhibition delves into the artistic heritage of China and Japan by exploring a variety of media, including ink paintings, calligraphy, and woodblock prints. Presented in collaboration with prominent local collectors Joy and…

ArtBreak: West Michigan Area Show Artist Highlight

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Hybrid Hybrid Event

During this ArtBreak, meet local artists Vicki Nelson and Michael Pfleghaar, whose paintings are featured in the 2024 West Michigan Area Show! Vicki Nelson’s painting The Howards was selected for this year’s Art League Award. As an artist, Nelson is interested in how humans interact with their environments. In her work, she seeks to examine…

ArtBreak: Glass Art

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Learn more about glass art with Ekin Deniz Aytac and Joshua Davids! A husband-and-wife team of artists hailing from Edremit, Turkey, and Colorado respectively, Aytac and Davids draw from a unique combination of culture, heritage, and experience to develop new works of glass art. They have lived, traveled, and created artwork together since 2014.  Aytac…