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Artists in Action — Featuring Al Harris

Fri, November 15 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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In conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio in Harlem, The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is featuring Where We Stand: Black Artists in Southwest Michigan, an exhibition to celebrate local black artists. KPL has partnered with the KIA to feature one of the exhibiting artists at each KPL location.

The spotlight artist will work each day on a special piece that will be featured at the December Art Hop. Patrons will have the special opportunity to interact with an artist Monday through Friday, create art in the style of the artist, and participate in a very special program facilitated by the artist.

KPL welcomes painter and educator, Al Harris Jr. He teaches drawing to 4th–6th graders at the Kirk Newman Art School when he isn’t working on his own portrait paintings (one of which is in the collection at the KIA) of family, friends, and students. Influenced by artist Chuck Close, he works from the photographs of his sitters to make preliminary sketches before exploring further in his preferred medium of oil pastels.

Come to the Oshtemo Branch and watch Al Harris Jr. in action!



Fri, November 15
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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OSH/Community Room
7265 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009 United States
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