Exhibition Opens: Kirk Newman Faculty Review

Posted: September 15, 2017

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An exhibition of work by 42 teaching artists on staff at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' Kirk Newman Art School has opened at the museum, filling two main floor galleries. The Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review is a visual sampler of the diverse range of media and courses available at the KIA, scheduled every two years.

"The exhibition celebrates the creative talents of the artists who teach hundreds of students at the art school each term," says Art School Director Denise Lisiecki.

Selected faculty are presenting works in photography, fiber, painting, pastels, book arts, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, glass, and mixed-media.

"These artist-educators take great joy in practicing their art, solving challenges posed by their materials, and sharing ideas. With their students at the KIA, they have discovered that teaching others to find their way in a medium also brings great rewards," says Lisiecki

The exhibition serves as a way for the community to explore the mediums taught at the art school. Four terms week are offered annually, in January (12 weeks), April (6 weeks), June (8 weeks), and September (12 weeks). Throughout each term, a variety of single day workshops are offered as an introduction to the mediums taught in the school. As well, along with more advanced 1-2 day workshops and visiting artists workshops are found throughout the year.

The Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review continues through December 31, on view in two of the museum s main level galleries.

About the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts believes the visual arts are for everyone, and that they inspire, transform, and fulfill. Since 1924, the KIA, a private non-profit organization, has presented opportunities to the community—and visitors from around the world—to enjoy and create art. The KIA holds more than 4,700 fine artworks in its permanent collection; presents touring and collection exhibitions in 10 galleries; offers four terms of art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School; and houses a Gallery Shop featuring artwork by area artists.