park trades center http://wmuk.org en 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 What does home feel like? Kalamazoo artist puts it on canvas http://wmuk.org/post/what-does-home-feel-kalamazoo-artist-puts-it-canvas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“As an adult, that feeling that I had as a child has escaped me. That comfort and the security and safety of home," says Kalamazoo artist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tinystudio">Bonnie Pfingst</a>. "That I’ve just now recently purchased my own home here in Kalamazoo and I’m loving it. Every day I can’t wait to get home and build a fire. And sit on the couch with my son and just enjoy life, just be.”</span></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:02:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 5299 at http://wmuk.org What does home feel like? Kalamazoo artist puts it on canvas Break things to promote peace at the Kalamazoo Smash-O-Rama http://wmuk.org/post/break-things-promote-peace-kalamazoo-smash-o-rama <p>Smash-O-Rama is one of the events taking place this evening during the Kalamazoo Art Hop. It’s presented by <a href="http://www.greatlakespeacejam.org/">Great Lakes Peace Jam</a> as an invitation to “help promote peace by breaking things.”&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Lorraine Caron 1334 at http://wmuk.org Break things to promote peace at the Kalamazoo Smash-O-Rama