2019 Members’ Show

Krasl Art Center (KAC) is proud to present the theme of Resiliency for the 2019 Members’ Show from December 6 – January 20. Each year, members are invited to submit one new artwork of their making addressing the current year’s exhibition theme. Continuing with KAC’s current exhibition (on view thru December 1), Resiliency is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats and even stress – such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stresses. This exhibition is underwritten by Chemical Bank.

This continuation of KAC’s current exhibition, Resiliency, was inspired by dialogue between KAC and Spectrum Health Lakeland (SHL). In 2016, SHL completed a Community Health Needs Assessment in which mental health emerged as the most urgent need throughout Berrien County. The same year, KAC committed to inspiring meaningful change and strengthening the community through visual arts as its new mission. Combining KAC’s expertise in art, and SHL’s expertise in wellness, both exhibitions represent the collaborative effort to improve individual lives and community in our area. 


Mark you Calendar!

MEMBERS’ SHOW ARTWORK DROPOFF & CRITERIA

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 11 AM – 5 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 11 AM – 8 PM

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 5:30 – 8 PM
Join KAC for the biggest opening of the year! Featuring live music by
Motown Machine, artmaking for all ages with Holly Garces, a VIP lounge, cash bar featuring Lake Michigan Vintners and The Livery microbrewery (6 – 8 PM), and small bites by Bistro on the Boulevard.

RESILIENCY REVEAL PAINTING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Reflect on what makes us strong with teaching artist Keith Stevens. Create vibrant silhouettes and consider the things life throws our way as you cover them with layers of paint. Then, wash the paint away to see the resilient figures reemerge.
Space is limited! Email education@krasl.org to reserve your spot today.

RESILIENCY IN RITUAL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 7, 10 AM 
Local artist Kathy Zerler celebrates the significance of morning rituals in this new year. Morning rituals help get us out of bed, face the day, and live in the moment. Zerler will share personal and fictional accounts of these wonderful practices and invite guests to share their own, all while enjoying a warm cup of coffee or tea.

COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 12 PM
Join Deputy Director & Curator Tami Miller and select artists from the show for a guided tour of the exhibition. Featuring KAC premier coffee provider Forté Coffee

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS + ARTIST TALKS THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 7 – 8 PM
Exhibiting Member Artists are invited to join this special Thoughtful Thursday program, touring the galleries and sharing the inspirations, anecdotes and techniques behind the artworks on view.

UNDERSTANDING ART TOURS

Book a tour of the 2019 Members’ Show for a class or group! Email the education department at education@krasl.org.