Blue Star Museum Free Admission

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts always offers free admission to active military members but as a Blue Star Museum, we are taking it a little farther to honor the servicemen and women, and their families. The KIA is proud to be a Blue Star Museum this year, offering free admission for active military and their…

Balancing the Cosmos: Evening with Li Hongwei

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Update Due to travel restrictions from his home in Beijing, Li Hongwei will be virtually joining us during an Evening with Li Hongwei on July 7. His event on July 3 is canceled.   The sculptures of Li Hongwei represent balance: between tradition and innovation, between fragility and strength, between realism and abstraction. His use…

Art Detectives: Out of this World

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Let’s create fantastic creatures after reading about the Surrealist artist Leonara Carrington. Art Detectives will use a combination game to design an out-of-this-world animal and then create a 3-D version of it! Reserve Your Ticket

ARTbreak: Mary Hatch – How I Found My Muse Hiding in Plain Sight

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Paul Cezanne, reputed to be the father of Modern Art, believed the source of his creativity came from within, by way of his senses, his inner self & his unconscious mind. And George Sakkal makes a compelling case in his book Cuvism: Cognitive Unconscious Visual Creativity that scientific studies show our unconscious mind is the…

ARTbreak: Art of Healing – Using Art Therapeutically

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Art is a powerful tool for self-expression, self-reflection, communication, stress reduction, and healing. Gay Walker is an artist, art therapist, and retired Professor and Coordinator of Holistic Health and Wellness at Western Michigan University. She taught classes in expressive arts, illness/end of life, and holistic methods at WMU. She has focused on using art therapy…

Art Detectives: Shape by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Art Detectives will read Shape by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez by Anna Harber Freeman and Barbara Gonzalez, before making a craft with Arty Mouse. The most renowned Native American Indian potter of her time, Maria Povika Martinez learned pottery as a child under the guiding hands of her ko-ōo, her aunt. She grew up to…

ARTbreak: West Michigan Area Show Artists

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Two sculptor artists featured in the West Michigan Area Show will speak about their artworks and their inspiration. More information and ticketing information coming soon.