New Exhibition: Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review

November 21 - January 10, 2010

Posted: November 17, 2009
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2009

Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review
Showing November 21 - January 10, 2010

Kalamazoo, MI - Tuesday, November 16, 2009. The Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review officially opens Saturday, November 21, 2010, and will close January 10, 2010. Get a sneak preview at this Friday's Art & All That Jazz, 5-7 p.m.!

Steve Curl JepthanSince the museum's inception, the art school has been honored with incredible artists who double as instructors. There have been hundreds over the years; several of whom have gained national renown including George Rickey, whose sculpture stands in front of the KIA; Chuck Comer, whose sports photography is frequently featured in Sports Illustrated, art school director Denise Lisiecki, whose watercolors are the subject of exhibitions across the country; and of course, sculptor Kirk Newman, for whom the school was dedicated.

The Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy numerous artists' talents in one venue. Always a popular community attraction, this exhibition highlights more than 80 paintings, drawings, ceramic works, photographs, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture and prints.

More than 60 artists will be featured, including: Susan Badger, Chuck Comer, Julie Devers, Joshua Diedrich, Jennifer Giesey, Maryellen Hains, Brian Hirt, Eric Joseph, Michael Kifer, Natalie Lagoni, Wade MacDonald, Susan Ramsey, Mary Whalen and many, many more!

This is also a great opportunity for potential art students to see the skill and talents of our instructors! Online registration for winter classes will open on Friday, November 20th. Come to the exhibition and be inspired to learn how to create beautiful works of your own! For more information regarding the Kirk Newman Art School and the variety of classes offered to suit varying skill levels and interests, visit our website.

To learn more about the Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review or for a complete list of participating artists, please contact Karla Niehus, assistant curator at (269) 349-7775 ext. 3131 or via email.

The Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review is sponsored by Keyser Insurance Group and Fifth Third Bank.

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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