KIA Member eNewsletter - March 2013

Posted: March 1, 2013
Source: Jay Simon
Job Title: Membership Coordinator
Phone: (269) 349-7775 x3113

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KIA Members!

Are you tired of winter yet? I am! It is time to get out and discover what is happening! The KIA has great programming, exhibitions and classes in March that you should experience.

March Madness! Who is the MVP of the KIA permanent collection?
Eight pieces from the permanent collection have been chosen by the KIA staff and you get to determine which one is the MVP! Beginning March 5 through March 15, you will be able to vote each weekday for your favorite. Voting will be available through Facebook, Twitter, and the KIA website along with a ballot box in our lobby.

Art & All That Jazz | March 15
It's baaaack! Join us for music, art and fun. FREE for Members. Beer and wine will available for purchase from Bell's Brewery and the galleries will be open. The musical guest is the Big Boss Blues.

Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection
Reflections tells a highly personal story of community and place through the extensive collection of costume designer and arts patron, Myrna Colley-lee. FREE for Members.

GLAM SLAM | March 21
VIP Tickets: $50.00 General Admission Tickets: $40.00
See and be seen at Glam Slam, the KIA's celebration of wearable art. A made-over, edgier version of the institute's past fashion shows, it will shine the spotlight on unique designs found only at top local boutiques. Sponsored by: Thomas Turner Jewelry and Radisson Catering. Get your tickets now!

Gallery Talk: Get the Picture: Up Against it vs. Phil-Fingerprint | March 21
FREE for Members | Richard Arneson's Up Against It vs. Chuck Close's Phil-Fingerprint
Portraiture and the human face have been popular subjects for artists through the centuries. Check out how two contemporary artists approach portrait-making and consider how the purpose and function of portraiture has changed.

Hot Date Night | March 22
Members: $35, Non-Members: $55 per couple
The perfect hot date night! Bring your special someone and experience working together on the potters' wheel. We'll turn up the heat with a raku firing that will result in a piece to take home. Couples can bring their own beverages. It is the perfect opportunity to have creative time together, while learning something new.

Thank you for being a member and for your continued support of the KIA's 89-year legacy of cultivating both the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in our community.

Jay Simon

Membership Coordinator

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a special place -- both a museum and community art school. Since 1924 our mission has been to cultivate both the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.