Internationally Acclaimed Painter, Gary Bukovnik at the KIA

Visiting Artist Workshop - August 6-8, 2010

Posted: July 23, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
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Phone: 269-349-7775 x 3112

Internationally Acclaimed Painter, Gary Bukovnik at the KIA
Visiting Artist Workshop: August 6-8, 2010

Bukovnick Workshop 2

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is proud to host internationally acclaimed painter Gary Bukovnik for a Visiting Artist Workshop this August. Bukovnik will demonstrate his various styles of watercolor painting along with offering technical advice.

This workshop will take place August 6-8, 9 am - 5 pm in Studio 6 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kirk Newman Art School. Space is limited, so register today!

Bukovnik is a Cleveland, Ohio native and currently resides in San Francisco. He has garnered international recognition for his artwork using mediums of watercolor, monotype, and lithography. Much of Bukovnik's reputation is centered on his ability to create "floral images of great depth and intensity."

In 2001 Gary Bukovnik was selected to create a poster for the List Collection to celebrate programs at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. His work, Dahlias, is currently on view at the KIA's On Paper: Lincoln Center / List Art Collection exhibition. In 2003 and 2005 Bukovnik was asked to travel as the visiting artist for the American Academy in Rome for six weeks to display his work and offer his knowledge.

Gary Bukovnik has hosted many solo exhibits in large cities across the United States and has works represented in both private and public collections. Some of these collections include the Brooklyn Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Net York; Art Institute of Chicago; Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.; Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco. For more information about Gary Bukovnik, please visit his website.

Prices are as follows: $262 for the community, $254 for KIA members and $250 for Sustaining KIA members. To learn how you can save money on workshops and other art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School by becoming a member, click here.

There is still time to register! Call the school secretary at (269) 349-7775 to register or click here to register online.

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.