KIA Kicks off Fall with Art & All That Jazz!

Featuring Musical Guest Zion Lion

Posted: August 27, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
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Department: Development
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Zion Lion Art and All That Jazz

KIA Kicks off 2010/11 Art & All That Jazz Season!

It's back!

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is excited to kick off the 2010/2011 Art & All That Jazz season with musical guest, and Kalamazoo favorite, Zion Lion! Join us for music, mingling and art on Friday, September 10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm!

Guests will be invited to tour the latest exhibitions, Beauty amid Thunder: The Past Two Centuries of Chinese Art (August 28 - October 17, 2010), Wondrous Ink: Selections from the Richard Fabian Collection (August 28 - December 5, 2010, both sponsored by Stryker with support from The Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund), and Strong Women, Beautiful Men: Japanese Portrait Prints from the Toledo Museum of Art (August 28 - October 31, 2010, sponsored by PNC).

Beauty amid Thunder and Wondrous Ink celebrate the opening of the new Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art. These exhibitions are drawn from the Richard Fabian Collection, a distinguished and extensive private collection of Chinese art that focuses on the late 19th and 20th centuries, a period of great change in China's political, social and cultural landscape. Beauty amid Thunder will be shown in the KIA galleries on the first floor, and Wondrous Ink will be shown in the new Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art located on the Lower Level.

Strong Women, Beautiful Men features two recurring themes -beauty and celebrity- traced through three centuries of Japanese printmaking. Images of celebrities are spotlighted, including renowned courtesans and beautiful women and famous kabuki actors. Caricature, parody, stylization and physiognomy were used to create compelling images that appealed to an increasingly competitive market. This exhibition was organized by the Toledo Museum of Art, and will be shown in the KIA Galleries on the first floor.

Guests of Art & All that Jazz are welcome to tour these new exhibitions, and experience the new Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art.

Admission is free for KIA Members and $3 for the public. Want to attend for free? Support the Art Against Hunger Food Drive and bring a non-perishable item to the KIA and receive one free admission ticket to Art & All That Jazz, September - November, 2010!

So get your can to the KIA, and you can get your groove on with Zion Lion for free on September 10th!

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.