visual art

Art Center of Battle Creek

The Michigan Artist Competition will be on display at the Art Center of Battle Creek June 2 through June 29, with an opening artists’ reception on Sunday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

You might think you know what calligraphy is, a beautiful form of writing or lettering usually used on stuffy formal invitations for weddings and charity banquets. But if you think that's all it is, think again.

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“As an adult, that feeling that I had as a child has escaped me. That comfort and the security and safety of home," says Kalamazoo artist Bonnie Pfingst. "That I’ve just now recently purchased my own home here in Kalamazoo and I’m loving it. Every day I can’t wait to get home and build a fire. And sit on the couch with my son and just enjoy life, just be.”

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Plainwell multi-media artist Crystal Overhuel, also known as Dupri Mangeldoft, says she was always taught to color (or paint) outside the lines. 


Friday night about a hundred chairs will fill the Battle Creek Country Club. But not just any chairs; each one is a unique piece of art. Every year artists and first-timers alike paint old chairs and enter them in the Painted Chair Affair, where they’ll be auctioned off to benefit the Woman’s Co-op. The auction starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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