"Wanna Play Today?" Come to the KIA!

April 16th Art & All That Jazz features Kalamazoo musician Susan Harrison

Posted: April 5, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

April 5, 2010

Farrell Howe
(269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

"Wanna Play Today?" Come to the KIA!
Friday, April 16th Art & All That Jazz features Kalamazoo musician Susan Harrison

Kalamazoo, MI - Monday, April 5, 2010. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts invites you to join us at Art & All that Jazz on Friday, April 16th, 5-7 p.m.

The KIA is pleased to welcome this month's Art & All That Jazz featured musician, Susan Harrison.

Susan Harrison

The Kalamazoo-based singer/songwriter creates music that conveys a childlike sense of wonder, and puts common, everyday experiences in a fresh light. An artist for more than 20 years, Harrison's singing style is ethereal, yet bluesy. Her guitar playing is warm and whimsical.

According to Harrison's website, http://www.palamazoo.com/, the wisdom she's gained through her varied life experiences can be heard and felt in songs like "A.M. Social Hour," "Nostalgia Tripping," and "Wanna Play Today." Her sense of humor is reassuring in a world that often tries our patience and drains our energies. Her playful style and gentle manner remind us to slow down, smell the coffee, remember, be silly with our children, and reach out to one another.

So, come out and be silly, smell the coffee and reach out to others like you while you dance, clap and enjoy the musical talents of Susan Harrison at Art & All That Jazz!

Admission is $3 for the public and free for KIA members. Soft drinks and Panera Bread baked goods are served at no charge. Beer and wine also available.

Art & All That Jazz is sponsored by Panera Bread, Consumers Credit Union and DeNooyer Chevrolet.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.