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Kalamazoo Art League: Artist as Curator-Taking Your Show on the Road

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

Known for her curation of thought-provoking traveling exhibitions, Reni Gower will take us behind the scenes and show us how she brings exhibitions to life. Gower is a visual artist, curator, and educator, whose award-winning work in painting and multimedia has been represented in many prestigious collections both nationally and internationally.   Supported by the…

Kalamazoo Art League: Black Ash Basketry, Past and Present

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

Kelly Church's nationally recognized role as an Ottawa and Pottawatomi Culture Bearer involves much more than her exquisite artistry. According to the artist, her work as a black ash basket maker connects ancient tradition with "issues that affect us all ... especially those who come after us if we do not act today." RSVP to…

Kalamazoo Art League: Art Deco Architecture

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

A historian of architecture, landscape, preservation, urban development, and the built environment, Dr. Robert Bruegmann will discuss general and regional Art Deco architectural characteristics. During the summer or fall of 2022, Dr. Bruegmann has offered to meet the Kalamazoo Art League in Chicago for a depARTure focusing this style. When it is safe to travel,…

Kalamazoo Art League: Membership Celebration and Lecture

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

David Frederick Riley is a gallery artist, portrait painter, and illustrator. Riley graduated from Comstock High School in Kalamazoo County and received a BFA and MFA in Fine Art with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Riley’s paintings are inspired by the universal narratives of the human condition and…

A Conversation with Dr. Tuliza Fleming: Visual Art and the American Experience – A Journey into the Era of Reckoning

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

Dr. Tuliza Fleming is the Interim Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Smithsonian Institution. During her tenure at the NMAAHC, Dr. Fleming has played a critical role in building the museum’s foundational art collection, served as lead curator for Reckoning: Protest, Defiance Resilience (2021), and…