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Artists in Action – Special Program: Darien Burress

Tuesday, September 24 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Registration Required

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.

The September Featured Artist is Grand Rapids native Darien Burress, a 23-year-old biracial woman working towards a degree in art therapy at Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art. She has exhibited at WMU’s Richmond Center for the Arts, and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. 

Join us for a special program featuring Darien Burress on Tuesday, September 24, 5 pm at the Alma Powell Barnabee Gallery. Registration required.


Tuesday, September 24
5:00 pm–6:00 pm
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POW/Barnabee Gallery
1000 W Paterson St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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