WMU News

Public invited to GradART Open House

April 1, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The fourth annual GradART Open House will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7, in East Hall. The event is free and open to the public. East Hall, the first building of the university, is located off Oakland Drive on the university's East Campus.

The GradART Open House is designed to showcase the visual arts at Western Michigan University. More than 30 artists, including faculty and fine arts degree candidates, will open their studios to the public. Visitors can meet the artists, view their work and interact with this varied group of painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and other visual artists.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by a WMU classical string group. There will also be a hands-on demonstration of relief printmaking by Julian Cox. In addition to more than 30 open studios, there will be formal B.F.A. photography exhibits by Kiera Kaechele and by Kristen Field in the Rotunda and South Galleries, respectively.

Supported by the WMU Department of Art, the GradART Open House is an official stop on the Kalamazoo Arts Council "Gallery Hop." The event includes free refreshments and parking.

GradART was formed in 1996 by master of fine arts degree candidates to help raise the profile of the arts and to create an opportunity to share WMU faculty and student art with the community.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 616 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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