visual art

Arts & More
7:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Artist of the Month: Furniture Designer Jake Blok

Jake Blok shows off his techniques. The furniture designer graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design in 2013.
Erin Williams WMUK

At an age when most kids were still trying to make simple cabins out of Lincoln Logs, carpenter and furniture designer Jake Blok was learning how to measure and cut real wood.

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Artist of the Month
2:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

What does becoming an American feel like? See Artist of the Month Ally Pye's Work

Alessandra Pye stands next to the last piece in her series
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you weren’t born in the United States, there are several things you have to do to become a U.S. citizen—like carry around a green card for five years and take what’s called a “naturalization test.”

That will make you an American on paper, but what does it take to feel like one?

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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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