Spring Exhibitions at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

See what's blooming at the KIA!

Posted: April 26, 2011
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Young Artists of Kalamazoo County 2010

Thank you for your support of The Wyeths: America's Artists! The exhibition was a great success and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Now that spring is finally here... let's see what's blooming at the KIA!

Now showing:

Portrait and Presence - April 16 - August 20: Contemporary portraiture pursues a complex and personal approach to the genre's traditional representation of the subject's visage and social identity. An artist may evoke a unique human presence hidden beneath objective appearances. Even a realistic depiction may be embedded with personal references and unexpected meanings. Portraits by Jack Beal, Jim Dine, Gregory Gillespie, Alex Katz and Andy Warhol, plus works by Michigan artists Jerry Diment, Ken Freed, Al Harris, Frank Machek and Ann Meade are among those on view.

Admission: Free

Coming soon:

Young Artists of Kalamazoo County - April 30 - May 15, 2011: This annual exhibition presents the diversity of work produced by young artists enrolled in Kalamazoo County schools (private, public, and charter). Teachers select examples of 2D and 3D work by their students (kindergarten through eighth grade) created in class this year.

Sponsors: Panera Bread, Bronson, Olin and Muriel Prather Charitable Foundation, Trustee T. Huff

Admission: Free

2011 West Michigan Area Show - May 7 - June 26, 2011: The WMAS celebrates contemporary work in all media, by artists working in a 14-county area. The 2011 exhibition will be shaped by this year's juror, Michigan ceramicist John Glick. Working from his Farmington Hills studio since 1965, established just 3 years after graduating from Cranbrook Art Academy, Glick's constant has been experimentation. His innovations draw upon his keen understanding of 3-dimensional form (both functional and sculptural) and a painterly awareness of 2-dimensional surface qualities.

Sponsor: Chemical Bank

Admission: Free

The Chinese Scholar's Brush: Works from the Albert and Betty Chang Collection - May 7 - August 27, 2011: In developing the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has been fortunate to receive several gifts of Asian art to its collection. Among them is a fine collection of late 19th- and 20th-century Chinese paintings--landscapes, calligraphies, and bird and flower paintings. The scrolls and fans featured in the exhibition are the gift of Dr. Albert Chang (retired from the Upjohn Company) in memory of his wife, Betty Chang, who served in the administration of the Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Most of the works were collected by Dr. Chang's late father, Tse-kai Chang (1900-1983).

Admission: Free

2011 High School Area Show - May 21 - June 19, 2011: Calling all teen artists! This juried art competition is an opportunity to have your art on display in the museum's galleries. Work in all media is accepted. This annual juried exhibition is open to artists 18 years or younger in grades 9-12 residing in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.

Sponsor: ECCU

Admission: Free

For a list of upcoming events related to these exhibitions, please visit our calendar page.