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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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Fine Art
12:02 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

What does home feel like? Kalamazoo artist puts it on canvas

Artist Bonnie Pfingst looks over one of her works in progress. It's made from an old printing tray.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“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 Bonnie Pfingst. "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.”

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Arts & More
12:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Break things to promote peace at the Kalamazoo Smash-O-Rama

At the 2011 Smash-O-Rama
Credit Great Lakes Peace Jam

Hear about the Smash-O-Rama

Smash-O-Rama is one of the events taking place this evening during the Kalamazoo Art Hop. It’s presented by Great Lakes Peace Jam as an invitation to “help promote peace by breaking things.” 

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