Art & All That Jazz at the KIA

Come see canned art by Steve Curl!

Posted: November 4, 2011
Source: Farrell Howe
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

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Musical guest: Embarr

Cold? Come to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts where Art & All That Jazz will be kicking up the heat on November 18 with special musical guest, Embarr! This Celtic acoustic band will get your hands clapping and your toes tapping! Doors open at 5:30.

Admission is $4 (KIA Members free!) Those who donate to Art Against Hunger can enjoy half-priced admission! Complimentary food from Panera Bread is included. Beer and wine from Imperial Beverage will be available for purchase. Galleries will be open.

Among the festivities for the evening is the opening of the Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review. Many of the artists whose work will be featured will be in attendance and much of the art shown will be available for purchase.

Also featured will be local artist Steve Curl. As part of Art Against Hunger, Curl will have created an interactive art sculpture using donated canned goods. The finished structure will be featured in the KIA school commons area during Art & All That Jazz. Steve Curl is a popular Michigan artist known for his use of discarded metals like aluminum to create robots and other fun free-standing sculptures like Japathar, a popular attraction at the KIA Art Fair.


necklace by Meg Tang

For those looking to get a jump start on their holiday shopping, be sure to swing by the KIA Gallery Shop and check out the wares of local jewelers Meg Tang, Ligita Samsons, Karen Matson and others. Stunning pieces of sterling silver, enamel and semi-precious stones will be for sale. What a unique gift for that special someone! Admission to the Local Jewelry Showcase is free until 5:30 p.m., free for KIA Members and $4 for the general public after 5:30 p.m. and includes admission to Art & All That Jazz. The Local Jewelry Showcase opens at noon.

For more information regarding this exciting Art & All That Jazz, please contact Caroline DeNooyer at (269) 349-7775 ext. 3111 or email

Sponsors: DeNooyer Chevrolet, Panera Bread, and Imperial Beverage