Krasl Art Center to host American Society of Marine Artists North Juried Exhibition

Krasl Art Center to host American Society of Marine Artists North Juried Exhibition

Krasl Art Center (KAC) welcomes two new exhibitions just in time for Autumn! From October 9 through November 28, experience The American Society of Marine Artists North Juried Regional Exhibition in KAC’s main galleries and the butterfly, the flying fish and the hurricane in the artlab. Both exhibitions are free & open to the public, and have multiple ways to engage with the artwork on view during upcoming programs.

 

The American Society of Marine Artists(The Society) and KAC are pleased to present the 2021 North Juried Regional Exhibition.The Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to recognize, encourage, and promote marine art and maritime history. Our community’s rich artistic legacy and connection to Lake Michigan make KAC an ideal venue to highlight the 2021 exhibition. 

 

Artworks are selected by three jurors, all fellows of The Society. The exhibition features 50 paintings/works on paper and 12 sculptures. All artworks exemplify excellence and mastery of both the medium and subject matter and have been made in the past five years.

 

In KAC’s artlab, explore a 20-foot-long accordion book telling the dramatic tale of a butterfly’s journey of forgotten beauty with an underlying evil. Reflecting a two-year collaboration between artists Andrea Peterson (LaPorte, IN) and Mary Uthuppurru (Bloomington, IN), every element of the book was painstakingly rendered by hand, relaying a story in both process and narrative of intense respect for the environment. 

 

Krasl Art Center 2021 Exhibition Sponsors are 98.3 The Coast, Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, TCF Bank, Boulevard Inn and Bistro, Art FX, Kruggel Lawton CPA’s, The John Devries Insurance Agency, Silver Beach Pizza, & Vail Rubber Works, Inc.

 

Celebrate both exhibitions on Friday, October 8 during a preview evening filled with activities for all.At 5:30 PM, artlab artists Andrea Peterson and Mary Uthuppurru present the butterfly, the flying fish and the hurricane and their collaborative process behind the work. From 6 - 8 PM, enjoy the preview party, complete with an interactive knot-tying project, cash bar, and live music. 

 

The event does not stop there! Join KAC’s staff as we head over to The GhostLight Theatre for the return of an in-person PechaKucha event. Learn more and secure your $10 ticket athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/pecha-kucha-night-tickets-170340212160

Krasl Art Center is located at 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI. Public hours are Monday - Wednesday, 11 AM - 5 PM, Thursday 11 AM - 8 PM and Friday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM. Currently closed on Sundays. Explore krasl.org 

 

Mark your calendar! Don't miss these additional events with Krasl Art Center:

 

VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 12 PM 

FREE on Facebook Live

 

Join KAC Curator and Deputy Director Tami Miller for a first look and virtual tour of the American Society Of Marine Artists North Juried Regional Exhibition during KAC’s regular weekly art talk, Live at Lunchtime Focus Talks.

 

THIRD THURSDAY ART EVENT: 

ARTIST TALK WITH CAROL SHAHBAZ & RANDALL HIGDON

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 7 PM

Free In-person Event; Advance Registration Required.

 

Join special guests and local participating marine artists Carol Shahbaz and Randall Higdon in KAC's galleries as they share more about their work in the North Juried Regional Exhibition as well as insights into their painting processes.

 

 

THIRD THURSDAY ART EVENT: STUDIO TOUR WITH ANDREA PETERSON

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7 PM

Free In-person Event; Advance Registration Required.

 

Visit Hook Pottery Paper, the Indiana studio of Andrea Peterson. Tour the studio, learn more about Peterson's process, and enjoy a live printmaking demonstration using an original block from the butterfly, the flying fish and the hurricane.

 

LIVE AT LUNCHTIME FOCUS TALKS

EVERY THURSDAY AT NOON

Free Virtual Event Live on KAC’s Facebook Page

 

Hear from a different marine artist each week. 

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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