Current Exhibitions at the KIA

High School Area Show
Wagner Forest, Self Portrait, 2014, acrylic on Masonite
  2014 High School Area Show & Congressional Art Competition
April 12 - May 18, 2014

This annual juried exhibition features work by artists 18 years or younger, in grades 9-12, residing in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties. The exhibition hosts over 100 pieces of art and offers a variety of mediums, including: glass, 2-D, 3-D, video, ceramics, metal, jewelry and more!

Chester Arnold Miracle of Frogs oil on linen
Chester Arnold, Miracle of Frogs, 2008, oil on linen. Collection of the artist; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  Environmental Impact
February 22 - May 4, 2014

The powerful art in this exhibition heightens public consciousness about the intentional or unintentional consequences of environmental exploitation and neglect. Traditional landscape art depicts nature in all its glory in beautiful, pristine condition. The paintings, photographs, and sculptures of Environmental Impact, instead, confront pressing issues of our time, from land development to industrial-scale depletion of natural resources, from the Gulf oil spill to the dangers of nuclear energy, the trashing of the American landscape, and the impact of global warming.

Woman with Prayer Wheel Kham Tibet 2011.  Larry K. Snider
Larry K. Snider, Woman with Prayer Wheel, Kham, Tibet, 2011.
  Cultural Encounters: India, Burma, and Tibet
Photographs by Larry K. Snider

February 8 - July 5, 2014

For the last 30 years, Larry K. Snider has been taking photographs around the world. He has had numerous exhibits of his photographs, which are also in the permanent collections of over 20 museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. For Cultural Encounters, the photographer has selected images of people and their environments in India, Burma, and Tibet in a dynamic and thought-provoking exhibition.

Inside Steinway: Photographs by Christopher Payne
Christopher Payne, Key Polishing, Steinway & Sons Piano Factory, Astoria, New York, 2012.
  Inside Steinway: Photographs by Christopher Payne
February 1 - May 25, 2014

New York photographer Christopher Payne is one of the few artists who has been granted access to the Steinway and Sons piano factory in Astoria, New York. His photographs not only document the process of manufacturing the world-renowned grand pianos, but they reveal the deep commitment and finely tuned craftsmanship exemplified by Steinway's long-time employees.

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