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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…

ARTbreak: Jennifer Zona and Danny Giancaspro

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

Jennifer Zona deviates from the traditional methods of weaving, but still uses the roots of this ancient craft. Zona will discuss her methods, challenges, and how her use of recycled…

ARTbreak: Inja Cho and Madeline Kaczmarczyk

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

The second WMAS ARTbreak will feature painter Inja Cho and 3-D artist Madeline Kaczmarczyk. Inja Cho’s art is about gratitude, appreciating all that has found her in her life and…

ARTbreak: Kristin Casaletto and Kae Pershon

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

For the final 2022 WMAS ARTbreak, printmaker Kristin Casaletto and photographer Kae Pershon will present their works. Kristin Casaletto’s art centers on socio-political challenges of 21st century life in a…

ARTbreak: Conceptual Realism

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

Douglas Dykehouse will show his paintings and discuss Conceptual Realism, a term used in philosophy and in art to describe how reality is perceived. It’s also a label for a…

ARTbreak: Emmy Kastner

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

Emmy Kastner is an author/illustrator of children’s books, including A Very Big Fall and the Nerdy Babies series. She is a former high school teacher and co-founder of the youth…

Unmasking Masculinity: A Curatorial Conversation

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Join Rehema Barber and Larry Ossei-Mensah for an inside look at the KIA’s newest exhibition: Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Barber and Ossei-Mensah, who are co-curators for the exhibition,…

ARTbreak: Second Act with Robert Morris

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

Inspired by the crystalline glazes on display in Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei? Come listen to Robert Morris, a local artist and expert, who also uses this challenging…

ARTbreak: Colleen Woolpert – Double Take

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

Recipient of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Award in the 2022 West Michigan Area Show, interdisciplinary artist Colleen Woolpert invites the audience to do a double-take in her upcoming presentation. As…

Men and Their Environments

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

Join Richard Lou, whose work is featured in Unmasking Masculinity, Kalamazoo-based sculptor Brent Harris, and moderator Michael Stone-Richards for an examination of the important role that the land plays in…

ARTbreak: Intersectionality 101 with OutFront Kzoo

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

Myths, stereotypes and misinformation are often at the heart of discrimination, harassment and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals. Tracy Hall, Executive Director at OutFront Kalamazoo, will share how increased knowledge and…