Senior Day at the KIA - FREE!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Posted: February 19, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
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Phone: (269) 349-7775
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

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February 19, 2010

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(269) 349-7775
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Senior Day at the KIA: Woodcuts in Modern China

Tuesday, March 2, 2-4 p.m. Free!

Kalamazoo, MI - Friday, February 19, 2010. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts invites local seniors to join us at Senior Day on Tuesday, March 2, 2-4 p.m.

This Senior Day is in conjunction with our current exhibition, Woodcuts in Modern China, 1937-2008. Explore how the woodcut art tradition was revived and used by individuals and the Chinese government to reach out to the masses.

Li Qun Picture of Ample Food and Clothing

Li Qun, Picture of Ample Food and Clothing, 1944, multi-block woodcut printed with water-soluble inks | Gift of Professor and Mrs. Theodore Herman, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1981.26

Artworks by contemporary Chinese artists provide a strong contrast to earlier prints whose content was controlled by the government.

Professor Xiaobing Tang of the University of Michigan will speak about both the art and the history they reflect. A guided tour of the exhibition rounds out the afternoon.

Xiaobing Tang

Professor Xiaobing Tang

Free admission. Refreshments will be available. Please register by March 1 by calling the KIA at (269) 349-7775.

Sponsored by Friendship Village.

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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