visual art

Visual Art
3:05 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Evolving History of African Americans Seen Through Art At Krasl Exhibit

The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works On Paper is located in the main gallery of the Krasl Art Center.

27 years ago, Harriet and Harmon Kelley 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.

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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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Visual Art
5:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

'Inside Steinway' Photo Exhibit Lifts The Lid On Piano Production

"Wally's World." From the exhibition '"Inside Steinway" at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Christopher Payne

While next month’s Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is all about celebrating what pianos can do, it's not often that we examine what they are made of. 

The festival has partnered with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to present the photography exhibition "Inside Steinway," a series of images of the inside of the storied piano factory, shot by photographer Christopher Payne.

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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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Fine Art
6:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Old Prison Turned Into Artist Apartments

Jean Weir's studio gallery
Nancy Camden

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.

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