Something Artistic

Kay WalkingStick exhibit opens
Kay WalkingStick, New Mexico Desert, 2011

The exhibit Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, running at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts until Sept. 10, is not to be missed.

WalkingStick is recognized as one of today’s most accomplished artists of Native American descent, renowned for her landscape paintings and diverse approaches to painting. Her art often reflects themes of race, identity and national history.

More than 65 works from her 40-year career will fill all four main-floor galleries at the KIA.

WalkingStick will visit Kalamazoo June 14–17 for several events, including a community welcome from 5:30–7p.m. June 14 at Kalamazoo City Hall and an artist’s talk at 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the KIA. The exhibition opening will take place from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. June 17. It will include a blessing at 11:30 a.m. and a celebration with traditional Native American music, dance and demonstrations by artists from the Gun Lake, Nottawaseppi Huron and Pokagon bands of the Potawatomi tribe.

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