Upcoming Exhibitions at the KIA
|Women Warriors: Portraits by Hung Liu
August 5-November 26, 2017
Female strength in the face of persecution is the thread running through this exhibition of 20 mixed media, painted, and photographic works by Hung Liu. Her imagery shows the power and perseverance of Chinese women throughout history "from imperial concubines to warriors of the Red Army and survivors of the Cultural Revolution (like herself). Her paintings and prints often make use of anonymous Chinese historical photographs, particularly those of women, children, refugees, and soldiers. This exhibition presents visions of determined, strong, beautiful warriors "fragmentary glimpses of unknown women, enveloped within new lives of beauty and dignity.
|Kirk Newman Faculty Review
September 30-December 31, 2017
An biennial, juried exhibition of work by artists who teach at the KIA art school. Work in a variety of mediums by 40+ artist-educators will highlight the diverse range of talent behind the year-round courses available at the KIA. Visitors can also learn more about the facilities and course offerings at the Kirk Newman Art School. Expect fine artwork in ceramics, painting, jewelry, photography, and many more mediums, by award-winning artists. This show reminds us that the KIA is a landmark institution, where you can learn to appreciate the visual arts in our exhibitions and collections and also feed your creative soul by taking art classes.
|Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts
September 23, 2017-January 21, 2018
The exhibition features 51 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull's Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull's eye at the center of each quarter. Color and design become the focus of a dazzling array of quilts inspired by the innovations of legendary fine art quilt-maker Nancy Crow. Juried from submissions provided by an invitational list of artists, including artists from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada, the exhibition focuses on the dynamic potential of the fine art quilt and the individual creativity of the quiltmaker.