Local Artists Revisits what Resiliency Means to them

Local Artists Revisits what Resiliency Means to them

The 2021 Members’ Show at Krasl Art Center reflects how our community has adapted through the most uncertain of times.

Krasl Art Center (KAC) is thrilled to invite the community to share their artworks on resiliency for the upcoming exhibition, on view December 4, 2021 - January 17, 2022. In fall 2019, KAC began exploring the theme of resiliency through art. This theme continued into KAC’s annual Members’ Show as local and regional artists shared their own definitions of resilience alongside their work. A mere two years stand between the 2019 and 2021 exhibitions, but a global pandemic has emphasized the importance of resiliency each and every day.

 

For the winter 2021 Members’ Exhibition, KAC members are invited to shed new light on an important and persistent theme. Resiliency Redux reexamines the relevance of art in contributing to wellness - in our individual lives, at work, in family groups, and as a society. Not just a redo, Resiliency Redux asks both artists and visitors alike to consider how our definitions of resiliency have changed since this theme was first explored in KAC’s 2019 Members’ Exhibition, and imagine what revival looks like for a resilient community.

 

Artists are invited to submit one new artwork of their making addressing the exhibition theme. All media, styles, and skillsets are accepted. Collaborative efforts are encouraged and performance pieces will be considered.

 

Not a member? Not a problem. Join the KAC family when you drop off your artwork November 26 - 28, 11 AM - 5 PM. There is only one size requirement: artworks must be able to fit through KAC’s front doors. All mediums and levels of expertise are welcome. More information, artist application forms, and KAC membership information is all available at krasl.org.

 

ARTWORK DROPOFF: 

Artists interested in submitting work for the exhibition must complete an online application form. Visit krasl.org to submit your form before bringing artwork to Krasl Art Center during regular public hours:

 

Friday, November 26: 11 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, November 27: 11 AM - 5 PM

Sunday, November 28: 11 AM - 5 PM

 

GUIDELINES

1 artwork per member or collaborating artist group

Artists must share how their artwork responds to their definition of resiliency

Artworks must fit through the front door and be display-ready (no additional hardware required for installation)

 

EXHIBITION PROGRAMS – ENGAGE ONLINE & IN PERSON

Event details subject to change. Registration and updates online at krasl.org.

 

EXHIBITION PREVIEW EVENING

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3  | 5:30 - 8 PM

Free & Open to the Public

·     5:30 PM: MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES

·     6 – 8 PM: PREVIEW PARTY

The evening begins with a concert by Eric Fisher, a saxophonist who shifts the atmosphere through jazz and R&B. At 6 PM the festivities pick up, including a cash bar, while the music continues in the background. 

 

LIVE AT LUNCHTIME FOCUS TALKS

EVERY THURSDAY AT NOON

Free Virtual Event Live on KAC’s Facebook Page

Enjoy conversations about art from wherever you are. Grab a coffee or lunch and head to Facebook to hear from a different Member Artist each week.

 

Of special note:

·     DECEMBER 9: COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR

·     JANUARY 6: WINNER OF THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

 

THIRD THURSDAY ART EVENT 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 7 PM

Free online & in person. Register in advance at krasl.org under the “Art” tab

Tour the galleries, mingle with Member Artists, and learn more about their work in this time-honored tradition of round-robin artist talks.

 

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.




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