Public Programs: Free Admission

KRASL ART CENTER SCULPTURE WALKING TOURS & HERITAGE MUSEUM HISTORIC WALKING TOURS

NEW TIME AND MEETING PLACE!
THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30 PM
ALL TOURS MEET AT THE WHITCOMB HOTEL, 509 SHIP STREET, ST. JOSEPH
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION
Sculpture Walking Tours feature public sculptures created by world-renowned and local practicing artists, including Richard Hunt, Tuck Langland and Suzanne Horwitz.  Volunteer docents provide information and facilitate dialogue about sculptures from the Krasl Art Center permanent collection and the Biennial Sculpture Invitational.   

Historic Walking Tours feature landmarks such as the former St. Joseph Savings and Loan Bank, Whitcomb Hotel, Maids of the Mist Fountain, monuments, and several historic homes in this Victorian-era community.

Krasl Art Center - Sculpture Walking Tours:
•    June 1
•    June 15
•    June 29
•    July 13
•    July 27
•    August 10
•    August 24

Heritage Museum – Historic Walking Tours:
•    June 8
•    June 22
•    July 6
•    July 20
•    August 3
•    August 17
•    August 31

 

FAMILY DAYS

SATURDAYS, 11 AM-12:30 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Stop by the KAC art galleries for coffee, snacks, and art activities.  Fun for the whole family!

JUNE 17: DRAWING IN THE GALLERIES 
Youth and adults draw together from a clothed model in the KAC galleries!  Poses will be inspired by paintings on view in the Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection exhibition.  Drawing materials and instruction will be provided.

JULY 15: DIY PAPER KITES
Meet outside on the KAC Grounds to design, create and fly paper kites. 

AUGUST 12: BLOCK BUILDING
Build small and build large using our newly purchased Big Blue Blocks set, Architecture LEGO kits, and more!

 

OPENING PARTY

FRIDAY, JULY 7 - 5:00 pm
BEACH SEASON
Coney Island 40 Years by Harvey Stein & Sculpture by Carole Feuerman
JUNE 30 – SEPTEMBER 10 
*Opening Party in conjunction with the Krasl Block Party


CONEY ISLAND 40 YEARS  tells the tale of world-renowned photographer Harvey Stein’s 40-year romance with “America’s Playground.” Stein’s timeless black-and-white images, taken from the 1970-s through 2010, capture that quintessential weird and wonderful quality central to the mythos of this iconic Brooklyn beachfront. This exhibition is organized by the Traveling Exhibitions department of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery.


CAROLE FEUERMAN is one of the foremost hyperrealist sculptors working today. A pioneer in the field, she has produced convincingly lifelike sculptures since the 1970s. Her colorful life-size and monumental figures of bathers hold a captivating serenity and charm.

 

 

HISTORY OF CERAMICS LECTURE

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 6-8 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Ceramicist, world traveler, and former Head of the Ceramics Department at Sheridan College, Winn Burke, will give an informative and enthusiastic slideshow (with actual slides) about ceramics from South America and Folk Art with Chinceros.  Burke’s extensive travels and personal research make for a fascinating and insightful introduction to the history of ceramics.
 

STUDIO OPEN HOUSE: SUPERHEROES UNITE!

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SEPTEMBER 9, 2-4 PM
Become your favorite superhero or create your very own at the Studio Open House!  Superhero-themed art activities will be in every studio, including logo and cape design, Mighty Mouse Zipline Sculptures, clay figurines and a super-villain scavenger hunt.  Bring your family and friends to meet our super-staff of teaching artists, participate in art activities and power-up with free snacks. 

 

ARTPRIZE BUS TRIP

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
Depart at 9 AM, Return by 8 PM
$50 includes transportation, snacks, and tours.  Meals are not included.
Art from around the world pops up in every corner of downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize.  KAC guides will lead you through this sprawling exhibition with a tour of special venues while allowing extra time for your own exploration.  The bus will stop for dinner on the way home.
Purchase Tickets here