Kalamazoo-area arts organizations discuss the need for an arts-centric publication.
What a wonderful way for children and families to combine their creative spirits with love of sports! Kalamazoo's local hockey team, the K-Wings, turned the ice over to over 200 participants to create a 200' x 85' collaborative painting. They host the second annual Kids Paint the Ice game presented by Michigan Blood, a non-profit blood bank.
"The only thing better than seeing the kids having a blast painting the ice is to see their eyes light up when they see the game being played on their work," - K-Wings director of sales Toni Daniels.
The K-wings will play against Brampton Beast on January 8, 2016.
2015 marked the 7th year of Art Prize, "a radically open, independently organized international art competition" featuring over 1,500 artists spanning 19 days in Grand Rapids, MI. If I could, I would spend several days to see it in its entirety, but could only squeeze in 2 afternoons this year. I took pictures of some of my favorite works to share.
On my first day, my friend Mary Whalen and I went to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Kendall College of Art and Design, and the Rumsey Street installations. Mary had three tintypes at WMU's campus, which I saw on my next trip.
To combat "Museum Fatigue" we took a well-deserved break at Mad Cap for an adorable cappuccino.