The Center for New Media and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum at Kalamazoo Valley’s Arcadia Commons Campus in downtown Kalamazoo host art exhibits during Art Hop each month. The Museum also hosts musical performances and planetarium shows. All Art Hop exhibits remain on display for the entire month at the Center for New Media. Opening night receptions run from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
“The city of Kalamazoo boasts a rich art and music community and Kalamazoo Valley is blessed to be a part of it,” said Tom Hamann, director for the Center for New Media. “Art Hop Fridays are an especially exciting time to experience downtown Kalamazoo.”
SEPTEMBER 8 & OCTOBER 6
“The World of Gil Golde”
The world according to Gil Golde is funny, crazy, satirical, and sometimes sad. Drawings, cartoons, and sketches reflect the insight of a gifted artist whose work takes you into another dimension.
“Finders Keepers, a Children’s Picture Book Launching”
The self-publishing journey of Beth Purdy, Kalamazoo Valley faculty member
Ceramics exhibit by Kalamazoo Valley students
DECEMBER 1 & JANUARY 5
New Media Showcase
This juried exhibition of Kalamazoo Valley Center for New Media student art highlights their digital artistry in the categories of graphic design, illustration, web design, animation, game art, and multi-media.
Spotlight: Alumni Artists
An exhibition of visual art created by Kalamazoo Valley’s Center for New Media Alumni
- Don Ashcraft
- David Stokes
- Yuko Enos
Kalamazoo Valley Faculty Show
An exhibition of visual art created by Kalamazoo Valley Faculty and staff
An annual juried exhibition of visual artwork created by Kalamazoo Valley alumni
2018 Student Art Show
This juried exhibition of Kalamazoo Valley student work in a variety of traditional mediums includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and ceramics.
Art & New Media Grad Show
Art & New Media graduates are highlighted in this exhibit featuring their best work in graphic design, illustration, web design, animation, and video.
KALAMAZOO VALLEY MUSEUM
ADMISSION IS FREE
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is open until 9 p.m. on Art Hop Fridays year-round; doors close at 8 p.m. A variety of live entertainment, visual art, and music light shows are available for adult audiences each month.
• Friday Art Hop Visual Experience
5 p.m., free
• Friday Art Hop Live Music Experience
6 p.m., free
Karen Frenchhall’s “Journey In” (sculpture) and music by Double-Strung (country, bluegrass, gospel, acoustic rock)
Marcy Peake’s “Please Understand” (photography) and music by Never Mine (jazz from the 1920s to modern)
Josh Gipson’s “Precision Productions” (art) and music by Mechele Peters & ‘Til the Cowboys Come Home (Americana old school)
Denise Miller’s “Reclaiming Humanness: An Historical Broadside Journey of Black Women as Reluctant Heroes, 1781 – present,” (art) and music by Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra (holiday classics)