January 2013 Events

Posted: December 26, 2012
Source: Joe Bower
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3110
Email: joeb@kiarts.org

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Kalamazoo, MI - Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Happy New Year! Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts!


Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay - January 19 - April 7, 2013: A nationally touring exhibition organized by Saint John's University, Stoked reviews recent work by Richard Bresnahan, Artist in Residence at Saint John's University, and four former apprentices who have worked with Richard and the Saint John's Pottery since it was established thirty years ago. Each of the artists has been influenced by the artistic style established by Richard, as well as his focus on local, sustainable materials and community engagement. With that continuity in mind, this 30th-anniversary project highlights the development of creative identity within and outside the bounds of apprenticeship. Organized by Saint John's University and the Saint John's Pottery Studio.

Sight and Feeling: Photographs by Ansel Adams - January 26 - May 19, 2013: Ansel Adams' skill at creating photographs with a remarkable range and subtly of tones is legendary. Yet for all his technical mastery, Adams recognized that what made a compelling photograph was far more elusive. This exhibition of Adams' photographs from the KIA collection suggests how his intuitive and emotional response to the landscape resulted in powerful and enduring photographs. Sponsored by Consumers Credit Union and Friendship Village.

Admission is: Adults $5 / Middle/High School/College students with valid ID: $2 / KIA Members/youth 12 and under/school groups and active military personnel: free


ARTbreak is a weekly program about art, artists and exhibitions. Donations welcome. Bring your brown bag lunch, coffee provided. Tuesdays at noon. Sponsored by The Fountains at Bronson Place.

Jan 10, 17 & 24, 6:30 pm: Up Close : Myth, Art, and Life: Picasso's Suite Vollard: In addition to viewing the prints from the Suite Vollard in the KIA collection, this three-part program will also include a background presentation about Picasso's life and work in the 1930s as well as a demonstration of the etching process. Register in advance online, or by phone or email. $30 KIA members/$40 non-members.

Jan 11, 10 am: A.R.T. (Art Research Tools) Session: Let the KIA help you! Librarian Dennis Kreps will show you how to use the research and reference tools used by art professionals. Learn how to access auction records, locate background and biographical information and more! Free.

Jan 12 & 19, 11:15 am: Library Story Time: Stories and movie shorts at the KIA Library! Free.

Jan 16, 2 pm: Book Discussion: I Shock Myself: The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood: Known as the "Mama of Dada," artist Beatrice Wood discovered ceramics at the age of forty. Her flamboyant life and art was heavily influenced by artists and writers such as Marcel Duchamp and the Eastern spiritual philosophy of Krishnamurti. Join us in an engaging discussion of an artist whose work ethic, personal philosophy of positive thinking and romantic view of life are evident in her work. Free.

Jan 17, 12 pm: Gallery Talk : Philip Pearlstein's Portrait of the Artist's Daughter: Philip Pearlstein began painting portraits and nudes when abstraction was the fashion. Come explore the curious contradictions to be found in the work of this American master as we take a close look at his Portrait of the Artists' Daughter. $5 KIA members/$7 non-members Registration is required as space is limited. Register online or by phone at (269) 349-7775.

Jan 19: 10th Annual Filmmaker Festival- Deadline for entries, 5 pm!

Jan 19, 6:30 pm: Reception & Artist Lecture Featuring Richard Bresnahan: General Public $5 | KIA members and Workshop Attendees Free. Seating limited RSVP today to Jay Simon at 269-349-7775 ext. 3113 or jays@kiarts.org.


Jan 3: Winter Art Camp: Students will be introduced to the KIA's current exhibitions and the Permanent Collection as inspiration for the creation of their own works of art. Students should bring their imagination and creativity. All materials are provided. Full and half-day options available. Full Day: Members: $55, non-members: $75 Half Day: Members: $35, Non-members: $55. Register online or call (269) 349-7775 ext. 3101.

Jan 19 & 20, 9 am - 5 pm: Visiting Artist Workshop Richard Bresnahan: Richard Bresnahan will be presenting this workshop in connection with the show "Stoked." Richard is Artist in residence at St John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Members $130, Non-members $150. Register online at kiarts.org/school or call (269) 349-7775 ext. 3101.

For more information about these events, visit kiarts.org/events or call (269) 349-7775.