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Art, Memories, and Poetry: La Bolsa–The Purse

I’ve recently been lucky enough to pore over a gorgeous book filled with art, memories, and poetry. La Bolsa–The Purse was written and illustrated by one of our featured artists, Sonya Gonzalez. Of all the beautiful, bilingual poems and paintings, my favorite is Pasteles con amor-Pies made with love. It’s gorgeous, loving, and delicious.
 

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

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Dec 02, 2018 / 0 comments

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. 

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

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

Artist of the Month: Nayda Collazo-Llorens

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Nov 01, 2018 / 0 comments

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

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Sep 06, 2018 / 0 comments

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

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Aug 02, 2018 / 0 comments

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

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Jun 13, 2018 / 0 comments

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.

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Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art

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

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San Antonio Art Gallery Hosts "Latino Faces" Art Exhibit

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

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May 01, 2018 / 0 comments

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.

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