kalamazoo institute of arts http://wmuk.org en KIA Gets New Executive Director http://wmuk.org/post/kia-gets-new-executive-director <p>The <a href="http://www.kiarts.org/">Kalamazoo Institute of Arts</a> will soon have a new executive director. <a href="http://www.exeter.edu/exeter_bulletin/12984_4880.aspx">Belinda Ann Tate</a> will take over on September 8th. She replaces former KIA director James Bridenstine, who is retiring after 24 years in the job.</p><p>For the last 15 years, Tate has run the <a href="http://www.wssu.edu/diggs">Diggs Gallery</a> at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She’s credited with enlarging its collection significantly while increasing student involvement in the gallery.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:25:32 +0000 Andrew Robins 15730 at http://wmuk.org KIA Gets New Executive Director Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok http://wmuk.org/post/artist-month-furniture-designer-jake-blok <p></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">At an age when most kids were still trying to make simple cabins out of Lincoln Logs, carpenter and furniture designer <a href="http://jblokstudios.com/">Jake Blok</a> was learning how to measure and cut real wood.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:30:18 +0000 Erin Williams 14858 at http://wmuk.org Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok 1st Poetry Festival is Large, Local, and Unique to the U.S. http://wmuk.org/post/1st-poetry-festival-large-local-and-unique-us <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There must be something in the water that attracts so many writers and poets to Kalamazoo.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:25:58 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 13386 at http://wmuk.org 1st Poetry Festival is Large, Local, and Unique to the U.S. '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 Fantastic Rumpus: Illustrators in the vein of Maurice Sendak http://wmuk.org/post/fantastic-rumpus-illustrators-vein-maurice-sendak <p>The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is showing an exhibit called “<a href="http://www.kiarts.org/page.php?page_id=693">Fantastic Rumpus</a>” featuring more than 30 illustrators influenced by the late Maurice Sendak—the author of the popular children’s book <em>Where the Wild Things Are.&nbsp;</em>The exhibit is up until February 9th.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:54:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 11224 at http://wmuk.org Fantastic Rumpus: Illustrators in the vein of Maurice Sendak