visual art

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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Arts & More
5:51 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

The Vicksburg Quilt Trail Forges A Path Of History And Local Color

This barn quilt, titled "Love The Land," is framed on a structure that is over 100 years old.
Erin Williams

Traditionally, quilts can be found draped across beds or chairs, or as historical and artistic markers that are framed and hung in museums.

But in Vicksburg, a small village just south of Kalamazoo, 24 colorful plywood quilts hang proudly on sides of barns and buildings for all to see.

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Fine Art
3:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Weaver uses color memory to make landscapes, other abstracts

Kalamazoo weaver Nancy Crampton has at least six looms in her home studio. When she and her husband got married a loom was one of the only things they had.

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