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Event Category: ARTful Evening

West Michigan Area Show Opening and Awards Ceremony

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

This exhibition is one of the KIA’s most relevant annual showcases, highlighting the talents of artists from across West Michigan in this juried forum. Please join us for light refreshments as we celebrate regional artists during the exhibition opening at 5:45pm. The live awards ceremony begins at 6:30pm.

An Evening with the Black Arts & Cultural Center

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

Since its founding in 1986, the Black Arts & Cultural Center has served a vital community-focused mission, providing invaluable support to Black artists from the Kalamazoo area and around the world. The BACC hosts highly-anticipated cultural events, presents quality educational programming for all ages, exhibits the work of groundbreaking artists of color working in a…

Sushi-Making Workshop

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

Have you ever wanted to learn to make sushi? Now's your chance! Whether you are brand new to the process or are just looking for some fresh tips and tricks, join us at the KIA to learn more through hands-on experience! This event is led by Michiko Yoshimoto, Program Manager at Western Michigan University's Soga…

The Art of Making, from Thought to Process

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

Artist Mami Kato, whose striking sculpture Umbilical Field is part of the Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art exhibition, joins us to offer insights into her artistic inspiration and her process of creation. Kato is a Japanese-born artist, currently based in Philadelphia. Her older work is about examining and reconnecting with her early life. For…

Exploring Popular Culture in Japan

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

Don't miss "Stillness in Motion: Making Sense of the 'Anime Style,'" a talk by Dr. Brian White presented in conjunction with the Sugoi! 200 Years in Japanese Art exhibition! How did anime get its distinctive style? When you think of anime, you probably think of a number of visual hallmarks: dynamic poses, quick movements, and of…

UnReeled: Anime at the KIA: Film Screening of Mirai

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

During the final weekend of Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art, the KIA presents a screening of Mamoru Hosada’s critically-acclaimed film Mirai. Nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and an official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Mirai tells the story of love passed down through generations. Four-year-old Kun battles feelings of…

3rd Annual Joy Light Lecture: Weight and Whimsy: Chinese Language in Contemporary Art

The most distinctive feature of Chinese visual culture is the written language. Chinese people gave up robes for Western suits, Mao jackets, and jeans. Hutong houses are being replaced with steel and glass towers. But the written language is impervious to Westernization. Dr. Alfreda Murck will discuss four contemporary artists — Wang Fangyu, Qiu Zhijie,…

UnReeled: Unsung Heroes of Ink

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

Directed and produced by Hong Kong-based art curator and filmmaker Olivia Wang, the short documentary film Unsung Heroes of Ink shines a light on the often- overlooked role of paper in Chinese ink painting. Beijing-based artists Liu Dan and Shao Fan explain how paper shapes their work. Their collaborators are craftspeople in the remote Jing…

An Evening with Wu Jian’an

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

During this special evening program, Beijing-based artist Wu Jian’an will visit the KIA to discuss A Bridge Between Two Worlds, his first major solo exhibition in the United States. Known for the intricate and arresting works that demonstrate his mastery of cut paper and other media, Wu has produced a truly remarkable artistic oeuvre that…

Lines of Abstraction: A Curatorial Conversation

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

Learn more about C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction from exhibition curators Wen-shing Chou and Daniel Greenberg! Drawing inspiration from both East and West, C. C. Wang sought to preserve and reinvigorate the practice of classical Chinese ink painting by marrying long-established methods with innovative new approaches. During this talk, Chou and Greenberg will discuss…

Movement in the Museum: An Interpretive Response to American Realism

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

Kalamazoo holds the unique distinction of being home to one of the nation’s longest-standing small professional modern dance companies. Celebrating its 43rd year in 2023, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers hails from a distinct lineage of pioneer modern dance companies. Since its founding in 1981, the organization has introduced thousands to the art of dance, enriched…

Not Yet: An Artist’s Oeuvre

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

For ceramicist Suze Lindsay, every step in the making process is engaging, and she enjoys experimenting with form and function. Working with stoneware clay, Lindsay subtly suggests figure and character by manipulating forms after they are thrown. An integral part of her work includes surface decoration, enhancing her pottery forms by patterning and painting slips…