Upcoming Program Features James Whistler

at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Posted: October 7, 2011
Source: Farrell Howe
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

Mortimer Mempes

Mortimer Memps, Portrait of Whistler, 1880's, drypoint and etching.

Don't miss this exciting and educational program at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts!

October 13, 20 & 27: Up Close: Barbs, Beauty, and the Bite of the Print - James Whistler and the Etching Revival

Artist James McNeill Whistler once quipped: "I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring." Yet nowhere is Whistler's genius and posterity more evident than in his etchings. Inspired by Rembrandt, Whistler envisioned etching (the process of drawing on and printing from metal plates) not just as a means of making multiple images, but also as a highly sophisticated form of drawing.

This 3-part program explores Whistler's innovative and influential approaches to the medium as well as the significant role etching came to play in 19th century art. In addition to studying the fine selection of etchings by Whistler and his contemporaries in the KIA Collection, the program will also include a hands-on demonstration of the etching process.

Cost: $30 for KIA Members/$40 Non-members

To find out more about the Up Close program and to register for a series, please click here, or call (269) 349-7775.

Sponsored by: Educational Community Credit Union