visual art

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

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

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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Fine Art
12:00 am
Tue September 18, 2012

The KIA hosts winners of the 2012 Billboard Art Contest

Paul Marquardt

You might have spotted billboards around Southwest Michigan advertising something a little different—local art. On Friday night from 5:30 to 7:30, you can meet the ten artists who won this year’s Billboard Art Contest at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Their work will be on display at the KIA. One of the artists is Paul Marquardt who works out of his home studio.

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Fine Art
12:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

"An Exercise in Numbness and Other Tales" by Nayda Collazo-Llorens

A view of Nayda Collazo-Llorens's tunnel-like room in her installation

The Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery is two stories high. It’s airy with lots of windows, and you can see the art from several vantage points, which is one of the first things that excited and inspired Puerto Rican artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens. That, and the sheer size of the gallery, which allows for four distinct areas in her exhibition, including a small room, or tunnel that has both audio and visual art. 

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Fine Art
12:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Water Works art exhibit celebrates Diane Lynn Cheeseman's work

South Haven Center for the Arts is celebrating Diane Lynn Cheeseman’s art with an exhibit called Water Works. Diane Lynne Cheeseman is a long time resident of South Haven and has lived by at least one of the Great Lakes for almost her entire life. She says she is interested in how the water is ever changing with the daily differences in color and texture on the surface, but also in what goes on down below.

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