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Krasl Art Center welcomes annual Members’ Show and debuts new Art & Wellness Pop-Up.

Krasl Art Center’s (KAC) members’ exhibition will open December 4. The annual exhibition will be on view throughout the main floor of the art center through January 10, and brings with it new virtual and in-person events as well as special opportunities for KAC members.

Following KAC’s fall 2020 exhibition: Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass, the 2020 Members’ Show: Inspired by…continues to consider pathways between artists, media, and meaning. An integral part of the artistic process, inspiration is the spark that shapes new creative endeavors. Inspired by… showcases the work of KAC’s member artists and the people, places, and objects that have influenced that work. KAC member artists are invited to display one artwork created within the past two years that addresses the theme. All media are accepted and artists of every skill set are encouraged to submit in this annual celebration of local talent.

This exhibition is underwritten by TCF Bank – formerly Chemical Bank.

A new Art & Wellness Pop-Up will be piloted in KAC’s recently-updated community lounge this November and December. The project is the result of an innovative partnership between KAC and Spectrum Health Lakeland’s Population Health Department. The kiosk-like pop-up is based on the Trauma Resource Institute’s Community Resilience Model (CRM). ® Visitors will be able to increase their understanding of mental health, understand the concept of resilience, and participate in hands-on, arts-based activities that provide opportunities to practice and build resiliency skills. They will also have the opportunity to see original artworks by local artists that contributed to the pop-up before it moves to Benton Harbor Public Library in January.

Visit during KAC’s open hours, Friday – Monday 11 AM – 5 PM, or enjoy these exciting events tied to the exhibitions. Follow KAC’s Facebook page for other ways to interact with the art on view.

2020 MEMBERS’ SHOW OPENING CELEBRATION

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

EVENING FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 6:30 PM

Advance registration via Eventbrite at krasl.org

Celebrate the opening of Inspired by… both indoors and out! Interact with KAC’s winter window display by local artist Darrell Humbles, enjoy hot cocoa, and make art outdoors on KAC’s grounds while waiting for timed-entry access to the new exhibition inside.

Virtual Members’ Party With Participating Artists, 5 – 5:45 PM

FREE on Zoom for KAC Members; Register via Eventbrite at krasl.org

Timed Entry Access To The 2020 Members’ Show: Inspired By…

30-minute visits starting at 6:30 PM

FREE limited entry; Register via Eventbrite at krasl.org, or at the door during the event.

VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 12 PM

FREE on Facebook Live

Join KAC member artists and KAC Curator Tami Miller for an insightful virtual tour of the exhibition during Live at Lunchtime.

THIRD THURSDAY: INSPIRED BY… ARTIST TALKS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, TALKS AT 6:30, 7:15, and 8 PM

Free; Register via Eventbrite at krasl.org

Join in intimate conversations with member artists in KAC’s galleries. Choose from one of three talks, each exploring a different source of inspiration. Together with the artists, consider connections between varying media and artistic processes, and ask questions about the work on view.

6:30 – 7 PM: INSPIRED BY… PEOPLE

7:15 – 7:45 PM: INSPIRED BY… PLACE

8 – 8:30 PM: INSPIRED BY… OBJECTS

LIVE AT LUNCHTIME

EVERY THURSDAY AT NOON

Free on Facebook Live

Tune in over your lunch on KAC’s Facebook Live to hear from a different artist each week!

INSPIRING YOUR AUDIENCE: VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 11 AM – 12 PM

Free on Zoom for KAC Members; Learn more and register at krasl.org

Artist El Ronan (elronan.com, @elronanart) shares tips and tools to present your artwork online and grow your social media presence, all while making connections with followers and inspiring your audience through art.

Note: All events are subject to change based on CDC and state health recommendations. Updates to events details will be posted online on Krasl Art Center’s Facebook page.

About Krasl Art Center:
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit krasl.org.