Exhibit curated by Lauren Rosati on display at the Richmond Center

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Photo of a brightly colored painting.

A piece from the exhibit "Make/Do: Contemporary Artists Perform Craft"

KALAMAZOO—Lauren Rosati, a Brooklyn-based curator and writer, curated the exhibit "Make/Do: Contemporary Artists Perform Craft," which will be displayed in Western Michigan University's Monroe-Brown Gallery in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts from Thursday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Feb. 14.

"Make/Do" includes the work of five contemporary artists based in New York City. Whether creating teetering sculptures made from everyday objects, mobile habitats constructed from discarded materials, or paintings and totems crafted from layers of pigment, wood and paper, the artists in this exhibition knit, assemble, scatter, paint, edit, transform and mold materials into objects that retain traces of their creation.

Lauren Rosati

Lauren Rosati has worked with composers, curators, artists and writers on international projects. She serves as curatorial assistant in modern and contemporary art at the National Academy Museum; is a Ph.D. student in art history at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Rosati is the first curator in a new series that engages emerging curators to produce exhibitions for the RCVA.

Rosati will speak about her work at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in 2008 Richmond Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours

RCVA galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Don Desmett at donald.desmett@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2455.