Current Exhibitions at the KIA
|Young Artists of Kalamazoo County
May 14-June 5, 2016
Enjoy the most creative, colorful and whimsical art in town, by Young Artists of Kalamazoo County. Schools of all kinds submit the work of students from kindergarten through 8th grades, and the KIA covers almost every inch of the gallery walls, from floor to ceiling with child art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and more!
Join the fun at the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 14 from 11 am to 5 pm. Enjoy free admission to the entire museum, art demonstrations, music by Gilmore Piano Lab students, an art making activity and refreshments.
|West Michigan Area Show
April 9 - July 10
The work of West Michigan's talented community of visual artists is on display at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' annual West Michigan Area Show. Since the 1960s, this annual juried exhibition has showcased exceptional work in all media, drawing hundreds of entries from a 14-county region. Each year, an experienced juror chooses the artists from more than 300 submitted entries, ranging from paintings, prints and photos to mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and mixed-media works.
|Rhythms of Abstraction: Landscape Duets of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
March 16-June 19, 2016
Chinese-ink painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney have been creating work together since 2007, exploring the differences and highlighting the similarities between their mediums. Rhythms of Abstraction features 20 works combining contemporary painting and photography, but rooted in the traditions of Chinese painting. Cherney's poetic vision and "painterly" style evoke the rhythms of nature, while Chang's keen interest is in the abstract art of Chinese literati brush-and-ink painting technique. In their collaborative works, Cherney's photographs form the first stage for Chang's painted compositions, creating ingenious visual dialogues.
Image: Mountain Fire, 2014. Arnold Chang (Chinese-American, b. 1954) and Michael Cherney (American, b. 1969), ink painting and photographic print on paper; 46 1/2 x 25 in. Collection of the artists.