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FALL 2012 • OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

2012: A Year of Sculpture


FALL 2012 • WWW.KRASL.ORG www.krasl.org 707 Lake Boulevard St. Joseph, MI 49085 269.983.0271

Museum & Shop Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm Exhibitions at the Krasl Art Center are free of charge. Donations are welcome.

Accredited by the

Cover Image: Gulwave Kirk Newman 1983 Bronze Gift of Olga Krasl Location: KAC grounds

Thank you to those who led the way in the Chihuly Renewal Project campaign; helping secure $42,000. There’s still time for you to be a part of this project. Donate today at www.krasl.org to help us reach that $50,000 goal.

Beacon Gold Donors* ARS Advertising Berrien Community Foundation

Silver Donors*

Stuart W. Boekeloo, DDS Pearson Construction Schalon Foundation Vail Rubber Whirlpool Global Consumer Design

Bronze Donors*

Chemical Bank Edgewater Bank Mr. Tim Gleason & Ms. Margaret Daly Ms. Marion Manthe Mr. & Mrs. Sam Monte Mrs. Edward Schalon Southwest Michigan Tourist Council Timothy’s Restaurant

Leaders*

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Allen Mr. Richard Bell Mr. Richard Berry Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brambilla Mr. William Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Ed Conrad Mr. & Mrs. John Conrad Mr. & Mrs. Rick Dyer D.A. Dodd Mr. John DeLapa Mr. James DeVries Ms. Carolyn Dorgelo Mr. Paul Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Brent Glendening Ms. Julia Gourley & Mr. Isaac Greene Mr. Jim Hahn Ms. Carol Hake

Ms. Janie Hild Ms. Margaret Hills Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Hopp Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Kinney Dr. & Mrs. M. Larsen Ms. Pamela Lucker Ms. Laurie Mefford Mr. & Mrs. Tim Moynihan Mr. & Mrs. Ron Newberg Ms. Anne Odden Dr. & Mrs. Raymond S. Reck Mr. Patrick Schiavone Mr. Dana Wales Ms. Patricia Walton Ms. Andrea Wilson

*gifts and pledges as of September 4, 2012


Message from the Director In 2000, the community joined with the Krasl Art Center to purchase the Dale Chihuly sculpture Beacon Gold Chandelier. Dedicated to long time supporter, friend of Mr. & Mrs. Krasl and former treasurer of the Board of Directors Ed Conrad, the sculpture has illuminated the entrance of the Krasl Art Center for more than a decade. In May, the Krasl Art Center launched the Chihuly Renewal Project to raise funds to replace the failing lights illuminating the sculpture, so it will again shine from the Krasl Art Center for all who encounter it to enjoy. Following a threeweek closure (September 3-21) the renewed sculpture will be celebrated during the exhibition, Sculpture Here, opening on September 21. Thank you to the leadership of the Chihuly Renewal Project Fundraising Committee chaired by Dr. and Mrs. Stuart and Lori Boekeloo and including Len Amat, Ed Conrad, and Andrea Wilson. We extend our gratitude to every donor from the child who dropped a quarter into the donation box to our members and to our corporate and foundation sponsors. Each of you have made the Chihuly Renewal Project a success. Thank you.

Photo credit: John Madill

This summer marked the 51st Art Fair on the Bluff. When a handful of artists conceived of a clothes line art fair along Lake Bluff Park in 1962, you supported the idea. Your support and the leadership of Director of Art Fairs, Sara Shambarger, resulted in what has become an international art fair ranked 20th in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine. And your support hasn’t wavered. Local businesses sponsor the Krasl Art Center and the Art Fair, small businesses donate goods, more than 400 individuals donate time as volunteers and committee members. When the 216 artists and 70,000+ visitors come to our community in July you welcome them with open arms in your neighborhoods, shops, restaurants, and homes. Thank you for the support you provide each year to continue to improve this nationally ranking event. The Krasl Art Center board of directors and I extend appreciation to outgoing members of the board of directors Renee Williams and Joen Brambilla. Additionally we welcome two new members Brandon Pierce and Eric Misterovich who begin their terms on October 1, 2012. As a member of the Krasl Art Center you are invited to attend the Annual Member’s Meeting on Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm to meet our board and learn more about the year ahead.

Julia Gourley Executive Director

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In the Galleries Sculpture Here: The Krasl Art Center Permanent Collection September 21 – November 4, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday September 21, 5:30-7:30 pm Strata, David Barr, 1981 Steel, Granite Location: Silver Beach, St. Joseph, MI

Temple Carousel II, Austin Collins, 2006 Galvanized Steel Location: KAC grounds

Shortly after opening its doors in 1980, the Krasl Art Center decided to focus its permanent collection on contemporary outdoor sculpture. This decision stemmed from the desire to develop a collection that was unique to the region, one that would creatively enliven the art center’s grounds, and would put minimal strain on the interior spaces of the center. As an art collecting institution, the development of the permanent collection also made the KAC eligible for accreditation as an art museum by the American Alliance of Museums (formerly: American Association of Museums), a status it continues to achieve today. There are many untold stories, anecdotes and histories behind the artworks within the KAC collection. This exhibition will, for the first time, share the background of the entire collection. Smaller works, preliminary studies, maquettes and illustrations of the collection will be on view in the galleries. Footage of installations, interviews with artists, as well as Olga Krasl, former KAC staff, board and community members will be screened in the galleries also. Finally, archival documents and photographs flesh out the collection’s history even further. Today, the KAC collection includes 38 sculptures by regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. Sculptures are placed along the Lake Michigan waterfront and the St. Joseph River, and in the cities of New Buffalo, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and South Haven. The KAC is proud that much of its collection is located outdoors, accessible to the general public and free of charge morning, noon and night. Sculpture Here is an opportunity to learn more about the KAC sculptures in southwest Michigan. Sponsored by

The Marsh, James Clover, 1986 Steel, Epoxy Location: Edgewater Plaza, St. Joseph, MI


The Natural and the Imaginary: Kathleen Elliot in Dar Davis Gallery Primal Inspirations: Selections from Habatat Galleries in Gallery II November 30, 2012 – January 13, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5:30-7:30 pm In 1962 two seminal artist workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art led to the birth of the American Studio Glass Movement. Harvey Littleton, a Cranbrook trained ceramicist and professor at the University of Madison, along with Dominick Labino, a glass research scientist at the Johns-Manville plant near Toledo, introduced hot glass as a viable artist’s material in the making of fine art. Since then, glass has grown in popularity and its boundaries have expanded to newfound degrees of expression previously unfathomable.

Kathleen Elliot’s delicate glasswork embodies both nature and fantasy

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of this development of studio art glass in America. To celebrate this milestone and recognize the many talented artists involved, more than 160 glass demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions will take place in museums, galleries, art centers, universities, organizations, festivals and other venues nationwide. The KAC is pleased to participate in this celebration through the display of two fabulous glass exhibitions within its galleries. The Natural and the Imaginary features intricate glass sculptures created by California-based artist Kathleen Elliot. Using flameworked glass, Kathleen’s art suggests familiar yet fantastical fauna. Consisting of botanical shapes including leaves, flowers, fruits and vines, the sculptures take a magical turn through their imaginative combinations of color and form. Primal Inspirations: Selections from Habatat Galleries showcases artworks by internationally acclaimed glass artists whose art is influenced by the formal, visual and spiritual elements of ancient and tribal artifacts. Artists in this exhibition include William Morris, Rick Beck, José Chardiet, Deanna Clayton, Davide Salvadore and Preston Singletary. Primal Inspirations is organized by Habatat galleries and was featured at the Muskegon Museum of Arts; it is a dynamic and visually exciting exhibition, not to be missed!

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In the Ophidian by Monica Correia & Terry Rathje September 21-November 4 Artist talk Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm. This talk is part of the Krasl Art Center’s Thoughtful Thursdays lecture series Creative Space. It is free and open to the public. Monica Correia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; she holds an MFA in 3D Design from the University of Iowa where she is currently the head of the 3D Design area. Terry Rathje was born in Eastern Iowa and also holds an MFA in 3D Design from the University of Iowa. He has been an artist, graphic designer, welder, and craftsman, and now teaches Graphic Design at Western Illinois University.

Artist’s rendering of the proposed installation Ophidian

Both construct objects that are functional as well as objects that are a pure celebration of form; their installations invite viewers to experience and enjoy both the space in which they exist, and the space they create. Ophidian is a brand new collaboration among the artists. It is a house-like structure made of flexible polyurethane foam that will fill the artlab, inviting guests to both walk through its interior and enjoy new views of the gallery through its many shaped openings.

Lisa Walcott November 30, 2012-January 13, 2013 Artist talk Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm. This talk is part of the Krasl Art Center’s Thoughtful Thursdays lecture series Creative Space. It is free and open to the public. Lisa Walcott is interested in things that slip through your fingers, flash before your eyes or hover in the spaces between. This includes the subtle movements of smoke curls, or slowly gurgling bubbles, or more agitating movements, such the buzzing circuit of an irritating housefly. From intangible places, comes artwork that is lyrical, sometimes sensual and often uncanny. It is constantly moving, but stuck in a single moment; isolated, but full of room to guess. Part absurdist vignette, part surrealist ditty, and part sculptural pursuit, the artwork of this Holland, Michiganbased Cranbrook graduate offers a unique experience that tends to linger in one’s memory long after viewing. artlab is a venue for all artists who are pushing the boundaries of medium and form.

artlab is a gallery space dedicated to installation, time-based media, sound and light.

artlab is not afraid to showcase the fruit of visual experimentation; it does not require a ‘finished product’ or an ‘established artist.’


NEW Thoughtful Thursday Programs for the Fall! Thoughtful Thursday programs include lectures, films, artist talks, book discussions and philosophical debates that are sure to engage your mind intellectually and creatively. All Thoughtful Thursday programs are free and open to the public and are held at the KAC unless otherwise noted.

First Thursdays: Creative Space; a Lecture Series at 7 pm

Every Thursday: Noontime Videos at 12 pm Bring your lunch and learn about art through videos especially selected for sparking lively discussions afterward.

The fountain, the waterfront, the bluff and the Arts District, the children’s museum, the carousel, the history museum and the art museum; these destinations accommodate a diverse range of individuals within the parameters of their space. This lecture series will focus on the concept of space as creative grounds for enlivenment and immersion. Guest speakers will address topics large and small, from individual artistic projects to major metropolitan transformations.

September 27: Chihuly at the Royal Botanic Gardens (55m)

October 4: artlab; Monica Correia and Terry Rathje discuss their role as

October 25: The Cool School; How LA Learned to Love Modern Art (86n)

artists and designers and how they transform space through these dual platforms.

November 1: Immediately following the 6:30 pm annual Membership

Meeting: Joel Henning of the Wall Street Journal presents: Chicago’s Millennium Park: The Art of Public/Private Partnerships

October 4: Louise Bourgeois (52m) October 11: Paul Soldner; Playing with Fire (60m) October 18: The Collector; Allan Stone’s Life in Art (62m)

November 1: Goya; Crazy Like a Genius (75m) November 8: My Kid Could Paint Like That (83m)

December 6: ArtPrize: Citywide by Kevin Buist, Director of Exhibitions

November 15: Artisan Market – No Noontime Video

Second Thursdays: Books + Art at 7 pm

November 22: Thanksgiving Day KAC closed

Join Jodie Hardy for a casual yet engaging discussion of fiction and non-fiction books about art by noted authors, biographers, art critics and even by the artists themselves. Books can be picked up at the St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library.

October 11: Ways of Seeing, John Berger November 8: The Artist’s Reality, Mark Rothko. Optional book of images: Mark Rothko, a Retrospective Exhibition: Paintings, 1945-1960

November 29: Richard Serra; Thinking on Your Feet (90m) December 6: The Highwaymen: Florida’s Outsider Artists (58m) December 13: Alice Neel (81m) Videos are sourced through mail order provider and are subject to change.

December 13: Becoming Georgia O’Keeffe, Karen Karbo. Optional book of images: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Highlights from the Collection, ed. Barbara Buhler Lynes

Fourth Thursdays: Philosophy of Art at 7 pm

The Philosophy of Art returns! This fall will focus on themes of objecthood and materiality in contemporary art. Assigned readings will include essays by Clement Greenberg, Rosalind Krauss and Michael Fried, as well as excerpts from the 2012 Whitney Biennial catalog, Vitamin P & Vitamin 3-D.

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Arts Education

Jodie Hardy Education and Interpretation Manager

There’s no end to the list of statistics we could cite about the economic impact of the arts on a community, but numbers fall woefully short when attempting to quantify the impact art can have on an individual. This influence is gauged exclusively in the private thoughts of those of us who find it at the core of who we are, how we view the world, what we use to define greatness, and our experience when art delivers an indescribable moment of visual communication conveyed in a language unto itself. The path we take to becoming an artist, art professional or educator, appreciator or patron tells the story of art’s wide reaching capacity to create memories, form character, and make careers. The first spark that ignited an interest could have been the fragrance of a fresh box of crayons and their waxy pull across a soft page. Or perhaps a favorite storybook whisked a young imagination away to another time and place with captivating illustrations. Maybe it came along later in life, in a quiet gallery, when the voice of a single work of art whispered, or screamed, as if no one else was in the room. Surely you too have a unique story that has brought you to holding this newsletter in your hand, and our educational programs are centered on opening the doors that bring those stories into being as well as ushering them along. The KAC art educators have their stories too, which fuels their commitment to teaching classes and workshops, providing outreach services as art facilitators, and conducting tours in our galleries and our outdoor sculpture collection. The talent they share is invaluable. Patrons who underwrite a scholarship might be able to put a specific number in ink, but the creativity their gift seeds is of immeasurable proportions in the mind of a talented youngster whose “art story” has just begun. Adults who expand their horizons in our studios are also adding to their life narratives with paint, clay and charcoal. Collectively, these individual acts and experiences play a part in defining our community and its culture. By participating in the arts we are building “the culture we deserve,” as famously coined by Jacques Barzun. We invite you to celebrate the public and private impact of the arts in our community by taking a class, attending our events, and spreading the word about your art history at the Krasl Art Center. We think you deserve it! Jodie Hardy Education and Interpretation Manager


Faculty Focus

Painter, illustrator and sculptor Nathan Margoni joined our faculty last summer as a teen camp sculpture instructor and proved to be an inspiration to the students. Raised in St. Joseph, Nathan returned to the area after completing a Master of Fine Arts degree from State University of New York. He achieved his undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and before that he spent time as a teen at the KAC serving as a studio art class assistant to Tess Story. Most recently Nathan was awarded a residency in Rotterdam where he completed the public art project Foot Cutout. Nathan will be teaching drawing and painting Certificate in the Arts classes this fall at the KAC, so check out our Fall Schedule of Classes for more information to learn the fine arts classics from this talented artist/instructor.

The BIG Ts

THANKS to Amy Johnson of Grand Rapids for sponsoring a scholarship for a deserving young art student who has shown great promise during our summer term of classes. A TIP OF THE HAT to Else Elsner for donating her father’s jeweler stamps for our jewelry department. Marc Freudenburg was TERRIFIC to give us his collection of small, hand collected driftwood for future 3-D projects. We’re positively TICKLED that Tom Hurst has helped rebuild our sculpture studio through his donation of woodworking tools and materials. Join us in giving them all a TREMENDOUS round of applause!

Nathan Margoniv

Public art project Foot Cutout

Hans Heil assisting a student during Build Your Own Boat

Upcoming Classes Fall classes begin on October 1, see the Fall Class Schedule online at krasl.org for information about upcoming workshops and programs. Heads up! Winter Holiday Break Youth Camp dates are December 27-28 and January 3-4. Details will be provided in the Winter/Spring Schedule of Classes.

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Call for Volunteers

Do you have an interest in giving your time and energy to benefit your community? Are you committed to fostering awareness of the powerful impact the arts have on a community, as well as on an individual?

2011 Volunteer Recognition Party

The Krasl Art Center is seeking volunteers to support our mission: Bringing People and Art Together. Our volunteers make everything that we do here at the KAC possible! Filling these positions is a great way to become a part of the local art community, meet others who share your interests and commitment, participate in KAC events, build your resume and enhance your skills. We are looking for volunteers for our reception desk and gift shop as well as volunteers to assist with mailings, receptions, and special events such as the upcoming Artisan Market/Soup’s On (November), and, of course, the Art Fair (July). Please contact Sarah Eisele at 269-983-0271 x.12 or seisele@krasl.org if you are interested in learning more about volunteering with us! Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers! You do an amazing job and we deeply appreciate your dedication and the gift of your time and energy. Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers! You do an amazing job and we deeply appreciate your dedication and the gift of your time and energy.


Southwest Michigan’s Premiere Fine Craft Shopping Event The Artisan Market is a fine craft venue focusing on jewelry, art and unique affordable handmade gifts. We are excited to announce that a record number of artists applied for the market and 124, including many new artists, will be featured.

Premiere

Shop for art before the general public and enjoy selections from local restaurants and wineries at this exclusive event.

Friday, November 9, 6 – 9 pm Call 269.983.0271 for tickets by November 1 Tickets: $25 per person Daily Shopping

Explore unique handmade art, jewelry and décor.

Saturday, November 10 – Thursday, November 15 Daily 10 am – 4 pm Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm Special Tuesday 10 am–8 pm

Soup’s On

Enhance your shopping experience with a delicious bowl of homemade soup. Monday, November 12 – Thursday, November 15 11:00 am – 2:00 am Sponsored by

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KRASL ART FAIR ON THE BLUFF After last year’s 50th Anniversary, it was a challenge to top that stellar year! So we did that which we do best; select the highest quality artists from the 900 who applied, manage a successful marketing campaign, and keep the focus on the art! Many artists wrote to us after the fair, all with praise and thanks for a good and well run show. Some comments: “We wanted to say that the show turned out great. Thanks for having such a well organized event. It sure makes a difference (to artists) because it makes it enjoyable and stress free.” “Krasl was the best art fair I’ve ever had. Sales were three times what I usually make. (I’m an oil painter). I had a lot of positive feed back (great for my ego) and I stayed with a couple from your Artist in Residence Program. I saved money, made a new friend and had a great time”.

Karen Heath & Elaine Lydon The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is possible because of generosity of over 400 dedicated volunteers.

“Our largest spender’s were from Chicago and points in Indiana. Many told us the Krasl Art Fair was the one show they made a point of traveling to because of the quality”. The artist, public and volunteer surveys are available on our web site. There are so many factors that come together to create a successful event. The coordinators, my assistant, our three interns, the staff, all of our 400 plus volunteers, the sponsors & donors, our city officials, the patrons and of course the 216+ artists. Thank you all. Sara Shambarger Director of Art Fairs

Emerging Artists Tent


Krasl Art Center Gift Shop New items arrive in the Krasl Art Center gift shop this fall! Look for new designs in our fair-trade seagrass purses, as well as handmade items such as scarves, woodturned wine stoppers and more! We will also showcase beautifully illustrated artist biographies for children, including the stories of Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt and Henri Rousseau. The gift shop at the KAC is proud to feature artwork and jewelry made by our talented local artists. Stop in today for a wonderfully unique gift!

Jewelry by Angela Caldwell

Hang out at our house all year round! Give your day a dose of fun! Play games. Stroll our boardwalk. Ride the carousel again and again. Ask the Great Zandini to tell your fortune. Or just rock and rock in our chairs. Hang out with us … we’ll fill your heart with memories.

333 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI • 269-982-8500 www.silverbeachcarousel.com/kac facebook.com/silverbeachcarousel

Join us Thursdays for Family Night, 4-8:30 p.m., now through May 2013. Ride the Carousel for only $1. There’s a fun, new theme with activities every week!

Thank You to Silver Beach Carousel for generously underwriting this newsletter. For information about underwriting and sponsorship opportunities contact Julia Gourley at 269.983.0271.

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NEW MEMBERS Krasl Art Center Board of Directors Donna Moynihan Rick Dyer Paul Fletcher Vern Breuker Sam Adams Suzanne Berberet Lori Boekeloo Jim Hahn Carol Hake Eric Misterovich Brandon Pierce Patrick Schiavone Sharon Warren Marjorie Zibbel Staff: Julia Gourley Tami Miller Joshua Nowicki Patrice Rose Sara Shambarger Jodie Hardy Brittany Stecker Sarah Eisele Caryl Meister Sylvia Lieberg Susan Peters

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

Executive Director Curator of Exhibitions, Collections and Education Director of Community Relations Director of Administration Director of Art Fairs Education & Interpretation Manager Gift Shop Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Office Assistant Receptionist Receptionist

Support provided by:

Newsletter Design and Layout by Michael Johnson

The KAC extends a warm welcome to its newest members: Family

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Aust Ms. Colleen Bailey Jillian Baliunas Mr. & Mrs. Mike Da,Schroder Ms. Laura Demasi Mary Doroh Ms. Amy Hume Mr. & Mrs. Chris Kuehn Margarita Kulys-Hoffman

Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Lawson Mr. & Mrs. Zach Meyer S. Angela O’Connor Rebecca Schanberg Mr. & Mrs. Brent Wente Mr. Tom Zaroff

Single

Susan Betz Ms. Laura Busch Ms. Janet Haynes Kristin Hosbein

Mr. James Richmond R. Kelli Glostrick Zoey Hirsch

Youth

Avar Anand Miss Laina Haynes Soomin Lee Madeline Gallagher Courtney Shinaberry

The Krasl Art Center is your museum and we appreciate your commitment and involvement. Thank you to all of the 2012 sponsors who support the Krasl Art Center’s exhibitions, programs and events.

Premier

National Endowment for the Arts Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs Frederick S. Upton Foundation Berrien Community Foundation Schus Grill & Bar 98.3 The Coast Signature Automotive Group Chemical Bank Batson Printing

Supporting

Art & Image Bit of Swiss Pastry Shoppe Taylor Rental The Boulevard Inn Wightman & Associates, Inc. MailMax City of St. Joseph Schalon Foundation Mickey’s Linen Four Seasons Spa & Pool B & L Information Systems Michigan Blue Pearson Construction Whirlpool Global Design Group Stuart W. Boekeloo, DDS Edgewater Bank Vail Rubber

Perry Ballard, Inc. WNIT ARS Advertising Timothy’s Restaurant Tabor Hill Winery Competitive Edge Pepsi Bottling Group Lake Michigan College Whirlpool Water Filtration ABC News 57

Contributing

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council Electrical Workers Local 153 Ibid County Electric AEP Indiana Michigan Power Pier 33 Great Lakes Pleasure Pools Waterfront Framing & Fine Art Newburg Law, PLLC Dunes Golf Carts Biggby Coffee - St. Joseph Third Coast Surf Shop Ms. Carolyn Dorgelo Mr. Tim Gleason & Ms. Maggie Daly Ms. Marian Manthe Mr. & Mrs. Sam Monte Mrs. Edward Schalon


CALENDAR October 4 4 11 11 18 18 25 25

Video: Louise Bourgeois (52m), 12:00 pm artlab Artist Talk: Ophidian by Monica Correia & Terry Rathje, 7:00 pm Video: Paul Soldner; Playing with Fire (60m), 12:00 pm Books + Art: Ways of Seeing, John Berger, 7:00 pm Video: The Collector; Allan Stone’s Life in Art (62m), 12:00 pm George Krasl Memorial Concert: Martha Cares, 7:30 pm Video: The Cool School; How LA Learned to Love Modern Art (86m), 12:00 pm Philosophy of Art, 7:00 pm

November

1 Video: Goya; Crazy Like a Genius (75m), 12:00 pm 1 Annual Membership Meeting, 6:30 pm 1 Lecture: Joel Henning of the Wall Street Journal presents: Chicago’s Millennium Park: The Art of Public/Private Partnerships, 7:00 pm 8 Video: My Kid Could Paint Like That (83m), 12:00 pm 8 Books + Art: The Artist’s Reality, Mark Rothko, 7:00 pm 9 Artisan Market Premier, Tickets $25/person, 6:00-8:00 pm 10-15 Artisan Market, see page 11 13-15 Soup’s On, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Thanksgiving Day, Office & Galleries Closed                         Office closed, Galleries Open Video: Richard Serra; Thinking on Your Feet (90m), 12:00 pm artlab Artist Talk: Lisa Walcott, 7:00 pm Opening Reception: The Natural and the Imaginary: Kathleen Elliot & Primal Inspirations: Selections from Habatat Galleries, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

December 6 6 13 13 24 25 27 31

Video: The Highwaymen: Florida’s Outsider Artists (58m), 12:00 pm Lecture: ArtPrize: Citywide by Kevin Buist, Director of Exhibitions, 7:00 pm Video: Alice Neel (81m), 12:00 pm Books + Art: Becoming Georgia O’Keeffe, Karen Karbo, 7:00 pm Christmas Eve, Office & Galleries Closed                                Christmas Day, Office & Galleries Closed                                 Philosophy of Art, 7:00 pm New Year’s Eve, Office Closed, Galleries Close at Noon

January

24-26 Members’ Show Artwork Drop-off

The Krasl Art Center Members’ Show: Creative Community February 1 – March 17, 2013

Begin your creative new year resolution now! Artwork for the Krasl Art Center members’ exhibition will be accepted January 24-26, 2013 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. This year, the theme is Creative Community. All media welcome.

Her Majesty’s Tea Ship, Silver Queen by R. James Taylor 2011 Members’ Show

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Art Insight Published Quarterly Volume 34, Issue Number 4

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Excerpt from Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

High in the clean blue air, Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, The world offers itself to your imagination, Calls you to like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – Over and over announcing your place In the family of things

….Meanwhile the wild geese.

Young Flight is a 19’ tall sculpture made by a Michigan artist. It gleams along the shore of Lake Michigan, affirming and celebrating life in its uplifting form. The following passage, supplied by the artist, wonderfully encapsulates the artwork:

Title: Young Flight Year: 2005 Artist: Gail mally-mack Material: Stainless Steel Location: Silver Beach

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