Artist of the Month

Visual Art
3:33 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Find Your Neighborhood's Art, Animal Topiary

One of the Stuart neighborhood monarch butterflies

To mark the 30th anniversary of Kalamazoo in Bloom—a county-wide beautification non-profit—each neighborhood in Kalamazoo has created a public art piece that will be on display Friday in Bronson Park during the Art Hop.

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Arts & More
3:09 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Artist of the Month: Paige Harrison's Recycled Paper Collage Portraits

Artist Paige Harrison with one of her collage portraits.
Credit Erin Williams / WMUK

The next time you stop in to Water Street Coffee's downtown location for a quick pick-me-up, take a 

moment to walk into the sitting area and admire the paper college portraits of 15 year-old Paige Harrison. In her artwork, she's crafted beach scenes, animals and insects, and words of inspiration.

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Arts & More
7:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok

Jake Blok shows off his techniques. The furniture designer graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design in 2013.
Erin Williams WMUK

At an age when most kids were still trying to make simple cabins out of Lincoln Logs, carpenter and furniture designer Jake Blok was learning how to measure and cut real wood.

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Arts & More
5:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Artist of the Month: Ellen Nelson Turns Shoes, Bugs, Animals into Collage Art

Nelson takes objects such as shoes, bugs, and pig parts and fashions them in to "pile art."
Courtesy of Ellen Nelson

What do platform sandals, moths, grasshoppers, and pig snouts have in common? All of them are prominently featured in the oil painting collages of Ellen Nelson, a local artist who has a flair for clutter - in a good way. 

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Arts & More
4:50 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Animal From Binder Park Zoo Creates Paintings

Ellie the tortoise gets started creating her masterpiece. Her feet are dipped in non-toxip paint, and she is allowed to roam across the canvas.
Erin Williams

What's got four legs, a hard shell, and an affinity for bright colors?

It's Ellie, a two-year old tortoise who lives at the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek. She's quite the painter.

That's right - painter.

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