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11:18 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Adapting To Etsy: Artists Struggle With Website's Policy Changes

Tracy Bell holding her bells made out of vintage silverware handles
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The e-commerce website Etsy—which specializes in handmade and vintage goods—has come a long way since it started in 2005. The site now has over one million shops. But not all artists are happy with how the company has grown.

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Arts & More
10:23 am
Sat January 17, 2015

What Does "Home" Mean To You?

"Foundling" by Marion Starling Boyer
Credit courtesy of RCVA

What do you think of when you think of home? That’s the question artists and writers were asked to answer in a new exhibit at Western Michigan University's Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

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Visual Art
9:05 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

East Meets West: Artist's Work Brings Back Memories Of Rural China

Mary Wang at her home in Kalamazoo
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Kalamazoo artist Mary Wang grew up in the scenic Three Gorges region of China, where the Yangzte River winds through the mountains of Hubei Province. Her work will be on display at Consumers Credit Union on the Kalamazoo Mall at Friday's Art Hop. It will be up until the end of this month.

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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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