visual art

Fine Art
3:21 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Diversity Art Contest paints a picture of world peace

Brandi Smith describes her favorite bird out of the many depicted in her drawings.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The contest only has one rule: you have to tell the judges how your art shows diversity. In Kellogg Community College student Brandi Smith’s drawing, bird-like people sit gracefully on clouds.

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Culture
10:57 am
Fri December 14, 2012

"Land of the Rising Sun" exhibits Japanese culture

South Haven Center for the Arts' Melissa Warner-Talcott holds up a basket of the cherry blossom origami they've made so far.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear about the "Land of the Rising Sun" exhibit

Every few years, the South Haven Center for the Arts has a cultural exhibit. This year, the center will turn into a little slice of Japan.

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Fine Art
10:27 am
Thu November 29, 2012

What do you do with an old billboard? Jewelry artists reuse it as part of green practices

Kara Aubin filing down a metal pendant.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Listen to the story about jewelry artists Kara Aubin and Daniel Juzwiak

What do you do with a 14 by 48 foot, vinyl billboard? That’s what Kara Aubin and her husband Daniel Juzwiak of Kara-Daniel Jewelry had to figure out after the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts selected their art for the 2012 Billboard Art Contest. 

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Fine Art
2:40 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing

One of the photos from the 'Fear Into Fire' exhibit.
Credit Shasta Bady

Hear about 'Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing.'

An art exhibit called Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing opens Friday at the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Fear Into Fire is curated by Nicole Harrison.

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Fine Art
12:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Portage artist Dave Elhart uses bright colors in his caricature-like paintings

Hear about Dave Elhart's art

Portage artist Dave Elhart says, when he was very young, he was diagnosed with having an extreme case of imagination...and he’s glad he never got rid of it. At Full City Café in Portage, Elhart hangs his fantastical paintings.

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