BOOM BLOOM EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING

Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and other virtual events. All events require advance registration. To register, click the links below.

Hours and event details are subject to change. KAC references state health guidelines to make adjustments for the safety of our visitors. Find the most up-to-date hours, admission information, and safety policies under the Visit tab.


VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 12 PM 
FREE on Facebook Live

 

VirtualCoffeeWithTheCurator

Join KAC Curator and Deputy Director Tami Miller for a first look and virtual tour of Boom Bloom and The Undetectable Presence during KAC’s regular weekly art talk, Live at Lunchtime Focus Talks.


THIRD THURSDAY ART EVENT: IN BLOOM – SPECIAL TALK ON GARDENING

VIRTUAL LECTURE
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 7 PM
FREE; Advance Registration required.

 

In celebration of National Garden Month, and inspired by the artwork of Boom Bloom, multi-talented gardening expert, public speaker, and founder of Botany (botanyorbust.com), Benjamin Futa will share a special lecture that ‘digs a little deeper’ into the topic of gardening.Join in this virtual talk to learn practical tools and strategies for integrating ecologically vibrant plants into established landscapes. Together, we’ll demystify essential landscape design elements for homeowners and explore regenerative plant combinations suited for urban and suburban settings.

Ben Futa has more than ten year’s experience engaging audiences from home gardeners to college students and green industry peers. Futa founded Botany in 2018 as an outlet to explore new ideas and develop creative concepts related to the “culture” in horticulture. Today, Botany has grown to include a growing suite of horticultural communications including writing, television, web, radio, public speaking, photography, and a Pop-Up Garden Shop in collaboration with Thyme of Grace in South Bend, Indiana.

Artwork: Renee Robbins, Boom Bloom, 30″x30″, acrylic on canvas.


ARTIST TALK WITH NIKKI RENEE ANDERSON & RENEE ROBBINS


SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1 - 2 PM
Free In-Person and Virtual Event on Zoom;Advance Registration required.

 

Join the artists in KAC’s galleries to learn about their inspiration, process, and the connections between their work. 

Artwork: Left: Nikki Renee Anderson, Sugar Flora 3 (detail), ceramic and acrylic, 21″ x 8″ x 8″, 2018. Right: Renee Robbins, Sanctuary (detail), 40″ h x 60″ w, acrylic on canvas, 2017


THIRD THURSDAY ART EVENT: STUDIO TOUR WITH artlab ARTIST MIKE SLASKI

Mike Slaski. Wheel, 2021. Poplar.

VIRTUAL STUDIO TOUR
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 7 PM
FREE; Advance Registration required.

 

Join KAC Deputy Director and Curator, Tami Miller, on Zoom for a live tour from artlab artist Mike Slaski’s studio. Learn more about the artist and his process, see additional work, and ask questions during this virtual evening event. 

Artwork: Mike Slaski. Wheel, 2021. Poplar.


LIVE AT LUNCHTIME FOCUS TALKS

LiveAtLunchtimeFocusTalks

THURSDAYS at 12 PM
FREE on Facebook Live

 

Live at Lunchtime Focus Talks is a weekly series over the lunch hour on Facebook Live during which artists and art workers share more about their work at KAC and in the community. Check back often as new topics are added!

  • APRIL 8: VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR
  • APRIL 15: NIKKI RENEE ANDERSON
  • APRIL 22: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
  • APRIL 29: RENEE ROBBINS