visual art http://wmuk.org en Evolving History of African Americans Seen Through Art At Krasl Exhibit http://wmuk.org/post/evolving-history-african-americans-seen-through-art-krasl-exhibit <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">27 years ago, <a href="http://www.a-r-t.com/kelley/">Harriet and Harmon Kelley</a> were a couple from San Antonio, Texas that never gave art much thought. That is, until they needed some for the walls of their new home.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:05:23 +0000 Erin Williams 13533 at http://wmuk.org Evolving History of African Americans Seen Through Art At Krasl Exhibit Artist of the Month: Ellen Nelson Turns Shoes, Bugs, Animals into Collage Art http://wmuk.org/post/artist-month-ellen-nelson-turns-shoes-bugs-animals-collage-art <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What do platform sandals, moths, grasshoppers, and pig snouts have in common? All of them are prominently featured in the oil painting collages of </span><a href="http://www.ellennelsonartist.com/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ellen Nelson</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a local artist who has a flair for clutter - in a good way.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:00:31 +0000 Erin Williams 13355 at http://wmuk.org Artist of the Month: Ellen Nelson Turns Shoes, Bugs, Animals into Collage Art 'Inside Steinway' Photo Exhibit Lifts The Lid On Piano Production http://wmuk.org/post/inside-steinway-photo-exhibit-lifts-lid-piano-production <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While next month’s </span><a href="http://www.thegilmore.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gilmore International Keyboard Festival </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is all about celebrating what pianos can do, it's not often that we examine what they are made of.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The festival has partnered with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to present the photography exhibition "<a href="http://www.kiarts.org/page.php?menu_id=385">Inside Steinway</a>," a series of images of the inside of the storied piano </span>factory<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, shot by&nbsp;photographer <a href="http://www.chrispaynephoto.com/">Christopher Payne</a>.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:30:47 +0000 Erin Williams 13137 at http://wmuk.org 'Inside Steinway' Photo Exhibit Lifts The Lid On Piano Production Artist of the Month: Animal From Binder Park Zoo Creates Paintings http://wmuk.org/post/artist-month-animal-binder-park-zoo-creates-paintings <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What's got four legs, a hard shell, and an affinity for bright colors?</span></p><p>It's Ellie, a two-year old tortoise who lives at the <a href="http://www.binderparkzoo.org/">Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek</a>. She's quite the painter.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's right - painter.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:50:34 +0000 Erin Williams 12738 at http://wmuk.org Artist of the Month: Animal From Binder Park Zoo Creates Paintings Old Prison Turned Into Artist Apartments http://wmuk.org/post/old-prison-turned-artist-apartments <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson, Michigan is the site of one of the most unique re-purposed buildings in the country—from prison to armory to 62 artist-friendly apartments.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:35:03 +0000 Nancy Camden 12692 at http://wmuk.org Old Prison Turned Into Artist Apartments