Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Upcoming Programs and Events

Sunday Funday, Art in the Evening, Public Tours

Posted: September 8, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

Free and Open to the Public!

Mary Brodbeck

Courtesy of Mary Brodbeck

September 16, 7 pm: Art in the Evening - The Art of Japanese Woodcuts with Mary Brodbeck: Artist Mary Brodbeck has gained an international reputation through her work in moku hanga- woodblock prints made using traditional japanese methods and materials.

Join Mary as she demonstrates the unique Japanese woodcut carving and printing techniques. Mary will also discuss her own work in moku hanga, including her studies in Tokyo with Yoshisuke Funasaka.

Art in the Evening is a Thursday program featuring artists, art forms and techniques related to current exhibitions. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Natori Shunsen The Actor Ichikawa Sadanji II as Narukami Uejin

Natori Shunsen, Japanese, 1886-1960, The Actor Ichikawa Sadanji II as Narukami Uejin from the series Collection of Shunsen Portraits, 1926, color woodblock print. Toledo Museum of Art, gift of H. D. Bennett, 1939.220.

September 19, 2-4 pm: Sunday Funday - Journey to Japan: Explore the traditional arts of origami and calligraphy with Ms. Michiko Yoshimoto and students from the WMU Soga Japan Center. See a Kendo demonstration with Mr. Yutaro Matsuura and the Battle Creek Kendo-kai, taste some Japanese treats and try on Japanese clothing. Guests can also hear Japanese stories in the KIA library, make Gyotaku (Japanese fish prints) and visit the exhibition, Strong Women, Beautiful Men.

Sunday Funday is free and open to the public. Just drop in, no registration is required.

Sponsored by: Joy Light Asian Art Gallery Fund

Public Tours: Sundays, 2 pm FREE: THEY'RE BACK! Click here for a schedule of topics.

For more information about Art in the Evening, Sunday Funday, Free Public Tours or other KIA events and programs, please call (269) 349-7775 or visit our website.

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.