It's Honky Tonk Time at KIA's Art & All That Jazz!

Special musical guest Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys

Posted: October 9, 2009
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2009

It's Honky Tonk Time at KIA's Art & All That Jazz!
Special musical guest Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys

Kalamazoo, MI - Friday, October 9, 2009. Time to walk the walk and honk the tonk at Art & All That Jazz on Friday, October 16th at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts!

Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys will take over the stage demonstrating their vintage country and rockabilly sound. Gallery walks explore Embracing Diverse Voices: African-American Art in the Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, running now through November 29th. Local artists featured in the exhibition like Maria Scott and James Watkins, will be feted.

Art & All That Jazz runs 5-7 p.m. Galleries are open for viewing. Soft drinks and Panera Bread baked goods are served at no charge. Admission is normally $3 for the public and free for KIA members. However, guests who donate a non-perishable food item to the Art Against Hunger food drive will receive a free ticket of admission!

Food donations will benefit Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. "We at Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes are honored to be a part of Art Against Hunger," said Anne Wend Lipsey, executive director of KLF, "This is a unique opportunity and comes at a critical time. As more of our friends and neighbors are struggling to keep food on the table for themselves and their families, community support is now more important than ever."

While the KIA is accepting food donations now through November, the official kick-off for Art Against Hunger will take place with a check presentation at the October 16th Art & All That Jazz. Panera Bread's Brian Campbell will present Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes with a check for funds raised through Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadbox .

For more information regarding Art & All That Jazz, or Art Against Hunger, please contact the KIA at (269) 349-7775 or visit our website.

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

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.

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