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THE KALAMAZOO INSTITUTE of ARTS, LOCATED AT 314 SOUTH
PARK ST., IN DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO, OFFERS A DELIGHTFUL PLACE TO EXPERIENCE THE
VISUAL ARTS THROUGH CLASSES, TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES, SPECIAL EVENTS, A
PERMANENT COLLECTION and A UNIQUE GALLERY SHOP.
THE KIA ART SCHOOL PROVIDES A FULL SCHEDULE of EXCITING CLASSES FOR ADULTS, YOUNG ADULTS and CHILDREN. STUDENTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE of A TOP-NOTCH FACULTY COMPRISED of PRACTICING ARTISTS EAGER TO SHARE THEIR LOVE of ART AS WELL AS SKILL AS TEACHERS IN SUCH AREAS AS PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY.
SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION ARE EXHIBITED IN FOUR EXHIBITION GALLERIES. THE KIA'S OUTSTANDING PERMANENT COLLECTION INCLUDES PAINTINGS, GRAPHICS, PHOTOGRAPHS, SMALL-SCALE SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS. THE COLLECTION'S EMPHASIS IS AMERICAN ART, BUT ALSO INCLUDES HOLDINGS of EUROPEAN PRINTS AS WELL AS EXAMPLES of FINE ART FROM AROUND THE WORLD. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
SHOWCASE THE BEST IN NATIONAL and REGIONAL ART EXHIBITS.
IN ADDITION, THE KIA OFFERS A FINE ARTS LIBRARY, OUTREACH SERVICES, AND MEMBERSHIP and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT KIARTS.ORG OR CALL 616/349-7775.
CALENDAR of EVENTS
Twentieth-Century American Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection
October 14-December 31, 2001, Galleries 4, 5
Over 100 drawings selected from the internationally recognized collection of the Arkansas Arts Center cover the breadth and diversity of its holdings as well as the directions and themes that characterized art in the 20th
century. This survey of the century in drawings provides an intimate, thoughtful approach to 20th-century art through the subtle mediums of pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor and silverpoint.
Your Doctor Speaks: The Pharmacia Corporate Collection
December 1- February 25, 2001
Your Doctor Speaks was a public relations program of the 1940s and '50s developed by the Upjohn Company in which works of art by American artists were purchased to illustrate a series of informative messages on advances in medicine that were run in popular magazines of the day.
Now a part of the Pharmacia Corporation collection, these paintings constitute a striking body of American realist art. This exhibition will be the first public showing of these works in more than 20 years and will
include such artists as Norman Rockwell, John Koch, Raphael Soyer, Moses Soyer, Guy Pene du Bois, among many others.
Michigan 2000 Ceramics
January 13 - March 4, 2001, Galleries 2, 5
20th-annual juried competition for artists in clay organized by the Michigan Potters' Association. The juror for the 2000 exhibition, Mark Burns, is associate professor of Ceramic Art at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas as well as an internationally recognized artist and recipient of two NEA Fellowship grants. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections.
Out of the Ordinary: Photographs by Carla Anderson and Photographs from the
January 20 - March 11, 2001, Gallery 4
This exhibition will feature photographs by Detroit artist Carla Anderson and contemporary photographs from the KIA Permanent Collection. Anderson has made an in-depth study of the landscape and unique vernacular architecture of the Southeastern United States. Her emotive color work has drawn much critical attention.
Going Home: The Art of David Diaz
March 10 - May 20, 2001, Gallery 3
Illustrator David Diaz uses bold, dynamic and elaborate art styles to create richly beautiful and striking illustrations for many moving children's books. Named for the book Going Home by Eve Bunting, this exhibit brings together 56 of Diaz's works from nine children's and young-adult books. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than 20 years, Diaz, known for his vibrant colors and rich illustrative style, has received numerous awards for his work, including the 1995 Caldecott Medal Award.
Young Artists of Kalamazoo County
March 18 - April 8, 2001, Galleries 2, 5
A delightful exhibition of the art produced by students Kindergarten through 8th grade in Kalamazoo county schools drawn from schools with established art programs.
The Artist as Explorer: Native American Life on the Frontier
Catlin and Bodner Prints in the A.G. Edwards Collection and Native American
Artifacts from Museum Collections
March 24 - May 20, 2001 Gallery 4
A special exhibition of rare prints by American artists George Catlin and Karl Bodner from the A. G. Edwards Company collection is accompanied by an exhibition of artifacts by Plains Native Americans selected from Midwest museum collections.
High School Area Show
April 14 - May 6, 2001, Galleries 2, 5
This juried competition presents the best of art produced by 9th-12th grade students from Southwestern Michigan high schools.
Still Life Paintings by Catherine Maize and David Zimmermann
May 19 - July 15, 2001, Gallery 2
A two-person show featuring paintings by West Michigan artists Catherine Maize and David Zimmerman. Luscious paint strokes and an engaging, intimate style characterize this exquisite exhibit of small-format works.
Lawrence Snider Photographs
May 19 - July 15, 2001, Gallery 5
This exhibition of photographs by Chicago artist Lawrence Snider reflects his studies of the landscape and culture of China, Tibet and Thailand.
2001 West Michigan Area Show
May 25 - August 11, 2001, Galleries 3, 4
The annual area show, selected by a nationally known juror (yet to be selected), will feature the finest works in all media produced by artists in 14 counties of Southwest Michigan.
Please note that the temporary galleries will be closed for an extended period of time in preparation for the A Bountiful Plenty: Folk Traditions in American Art exhibition.
Coming in September, 2001:
A Bountiful Plenty from the Shelburne Museum: Folk Art Traditions in America
September 29, 2001 - January 13, 2002, Galleries 2, 3, 4, 5
Nearly 100 outstanding selections from The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, one of America's premier collections of folk art. The collection, brought together by Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), is one of the earliest and most astute collections of American folk art and reflects her keen eye for acquiring highly significant paintings, sculpture and furniture by makers and artists such as Edward Hicks, Erastus Salisbury Field, William Matthew Prior, Grandma Moses, Samuel Robb, Louis Jobin, Wilhelm Schimmel and
James Lombard. For only the second time in its history, The Shelburne Museum is traveling "the best of the best" from the museum's vast collection of paintings, quilts, tobacconist figures, furniture, carousel figures, trade signs, decoys, weather vanes and ship figureheads.