First Things

Art Drawn from Nature

Opens Jan. 7, Kalamazoo Nature Center
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Art by Mary Ellen Hains

Renovation and rebirth are the themes of this nature-focused exhibition of works by local artists that marks the Kalamazoo Nature Center's reopening of its Visitor Center Exhibits Hall after eight months of renovations. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 7.

Paintings, prints, vessels and sculptures by eight local artists will grace the renovated KNC Visitor Center until Feb. 27. The participating artists are Brent Harris, Sharon Gill, Maryellen Hains, Anna Ill, Courtney Nelson, Gayle Reyes and Corinne Rutkowski.

KNC hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 1–5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3–$5, or free for KNC members and for children 3 and under. For more information, visit naturecenter.org.