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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of November 10, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

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.

Spanish Art Exhibit Reflects Artistic Impact on San Antonio

by Rosie Carbo / Jun 13, 2018 /
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The city of San Antonio is celebrating 300 years since its founding by Spanish friars and Spanish settlers with historic events all year. That’s why the “Summer in Spain” initiative focuses specifically on the city’s artistic Spanish heritage.

Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art

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Are you interested in teaching about the use of art as a tool for social change? Do you educate students on global issues and solutions?

Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art: Little Stones free professional development webinar

San Antonio Art Gallery Hosts "Latino Faces" Art Exhibit

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When Analy Diego thinks about how she’s evolved as an artist, she recalls her grandfather. A gifted caricaturist, he introduced her to art at age six. That’s when she began her artistic journey painting with oils and watercolors.
 
San Antonio Art Gallery Hosts "Latino Faces" Art Exhibit by Analy Diego
 

Artist of the Month: Ashlee Forde, Disfusional Studios

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 01, 2018 /
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This past fall, while watching the costume contest at Grand Rapids Comic Con, I was weary. I was sitting up front near stage left, so that I could get a glimpse of the incredible costumes as they exited the stage. However, as you know if you have seen a costume contest, they take a while.

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of April 28, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the Week of April 28, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

Artist of the Month: Melissa Cordes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 03, 2018 /
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Wandering the Artist Alley at Grand Rapids Comic Con, we were stunned with the talent everywhere we glanced. Like everyone in the hall, we looked and marveled, and then the next booth came, and we did the same, ad infinitem. When we discovered artist Melissa Cordes, though, we actually stopped (never an easy feat at a busy comic con) and talked. So impressed with her talent, beautiful art, wide variety of styles, and joy in creating, we knew we had to share her art with our wandering educators. 

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