visual art

Visual Art
9:55 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Something In The Way: Doug Dykehouse's Art Expresses Need To Get Out

Doug Dykehouse next to a print of his painting "Adore to Access"
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

 Doug Dykehouse will be one of about 12 artists at Friday's Kalamazoo Art Hop satellite in the Oakwood neighborhood. His paintings will be on display at Water Street Coffee Joint on Oakland until the end of January.

For Kalamazoo painter Doug Dykehouse there always seems to be something in the way. In his earlier works, many of his paintings have windows, doors, or objects blocking picturesque views.

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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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Visual Art
7:45 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Could Art Help Us Understand Autism?

From the All For One exhibit at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
Credit courtesy of Bill Davis

Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.

Now the Autism & Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, an exhibit, and even a documentary film.

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Visual Art
3:15 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Detail, Detail, Detail: What It's Like To Be A Science Illustrator

Paul Krieger sketching a red-tailed hawk from his iPad in his office at Grand Rapids Community College
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Most reference books aren’t the most exciting reads. After all, you don’t open up a textbook or encyclopedia to find riveting prose. But next time you have to look something up, take a minute to look at the artwork.

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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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