Artisan of the month

Artist Spotlight: Kat VanderWeele, LimningHouse Illustration

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 29, 2020 /
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Rounding the corner at Grand Rapids Comic Con last year, we stopped in awe. In front of us was extremely whimsical, playful, creative art that made me smile with pure joy.

The artist? Kat VanderWeele, whose art makes us happy.

Home. From Artist Spotlight: Kat VanderWeele

Artist of the Month: Lara Smith

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 01, 2019 /
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We first met our friend Lara Smith at Grand Rapids Comic Con, at Artists Alley. After falling into discussion about her playful, creative art, we KNEW we had to share her work with our wandering educators. 

Artist Lara Smith

Artist of the Month: Corinne Roberts

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2019 /
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Wandering the aisles at Grand Rapids Comic Con, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the goodness. But as we walked by Corinne Roberts' booth, we did a full stop (don't worry, no one crashed into us). Her art drew us in with its playfulness, creativity, and intelligence. Once we started talking with her, I KNEW our Wandering Educators would be interested in her art...and books.

Artist of the Month: Jessalyn Kline

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 01, 2019 /
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We first met our Artist of the Month, Jessalyn Kline, at the 2018 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Art Show. She had a gorgeous embroidered piece of art, full of meaning, color, and beauty. Of course, I asked her to share it with our wandering educators. You, too, will be amazed at her range of creativity, her eye for detail, and her passion for creating. Without further ado, the art and words of Jessalyn Kline...

Artist of the Month: Czech This Out with Petra and David Bachron

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 02, 2018 /
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Gorgeous. That's the word I use (usually out loud, in an exclamatory fashion) whenever I see our featured artist this month, Czech This Out (Petra and David Bachron), on instagram. I love their work, separately and combined. I love their story, and I love their passion for art, and life. 

Artist of the Month: Nayda Collazo-Llorens

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 01, 2018 /
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Nayda Collazo-Llorens, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an interdisciplinary visual artist working in multiple mediums including works on paper and canvas, video, installation works, printmedia and public interventions, among others. Through her practice, she examines how our minds perceive the world around us, dealing with concepts of navigation and mapping. 

Artist of the Month: Bridget Fox

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 06, 2018 /
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I feel so lucky to live in Kalamazoo. This town is rife with creativity! Such is the case with our featured artist this month, Bridget Fox. She's just lovely in person, and her art? Well, it brings such joy. I especially love her paintings of water - they call to me, and soothe the soul. 

I love where I live!  Artist Bridget Fox
I love where I live!  

Artist of the Month: Crystal Shaulis, Lake Michigan Book Press

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 02, 2018 /
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There is nothing more intriguing - and beautiful - than a handmade book. Created with care and skill, it invites endless possibilities...poems, stories, musings, sketches, watercolors - things that capture a moment. 

Imagine my pure delight at finding a bookbinding artist, Crystal Shaulis, here in Kalamazoo - through Instagram! I immediately fell in love with her work, vision, and dedication to her art.

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Artist of the Month: Jan Clizer

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 01, 2018 /
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I knew at first glance that our featured artist, Jan Clizer, truly understands how to share the essence of place. Her paintings are utterly evocative, and whatever the subject, take us around the world. I love them - and so will you.

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