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artWorks Makes Art Work

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

MRC artWorks is a working gallery and studio for adults living with disabilities. This organization, with a strong connection to the community, knows the importance of spreading encouraging messages through bright, colorful imagery. Using donated materials, MRC artWorks artists create dynamic window displays of original unique art and enjoy leaving “free-found-art” for others to find. […]

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The Ugly Doodles

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Join Arty Mouse for a special live book reading of the Ugly Doodles from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair in Bronson Park! Reservations are not required. Stop by the kids tent from 10am-4pm for Arty Mouse tattoos, a community art project, and art kits while supplies last.

Free

The “Fertile Soil” Project

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Doet Boersma, a Dutch visual artist and educator living and working in The Netherlands, has embarked on a new adventure. In this talk, Boersma will provide more in-depth insight into […]

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Ish

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Let’s explore Surrealish and read about making art in Ish by Peter Reynolds. Art doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be ish. You-ish! Great-ish! Fun-ish! Let’s have […]

Recurring

Colors! Shapes! Patterns!

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

The Upjohn Mason Grandchildren’s Gallery is awash in vivid colors, fun shapes, and interesting patterns – some of the fundamental building blocks of art. Let’s explore how artists have used […]

$2 – $5

Clara Driscoll and Tiffany Lamps

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Thanks to a cache of personal letters uncovered in 2009, it is now known that iconic Tiffany lamps such as “Wisteria” and “Dragonflies” were designed by Clara Driscoll and the […]

$5

Profound Possibilities of Papier-Mâché

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Viewing the Stephen Hansen papier-mâché sculptures in the Upjohn Mason Grandchildren's Gallery will inspire you to learn more about this medium. Artist and educator Gayle Reyes will outline the history […]

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An Evening with Li Hongwei

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Artist Li Hongwei, who works and lives in New York and Beijing, will join Chief Curator Rehema Barber for a conversation that explores the dual nature of his work. His […]

$5

Mary Hatch: How I Found My Muse Hiding in Plain Sight

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Paul Cezanne, a leading master of modern art, believed the source of his creativity came from within, by way of his senses, his inner self & his unconscious mind. Mary […]

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ARTbreak: The Art of Healing – Using Art Therapeutically

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Art is a powerful tool for self-expression, self-reflection, communication, stress reduction, and healing. Gay Walker is an artist, art therapist, and retired Professor and Coordinator of Holistic Health and Wellness at Western Michigan University, where she taught classes in expressive arts, illness and end of life, and holistic methods. Walker has also worked as a […]

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