Eana Apple Agopian, Collage/Photography
Apr 2013 to May 2013, Downtown Kalamazoo
I have always loved working with my hands. I find contentment in making things. Each step I take in making something new I regard as adding a layer of meaning to my life and my creative process. Whether its taking a black and white photograph, processing the film, choosing an image and developing it in the darkroom, photocopying that image, turning it into a photo-transfer and hand coloring it, cutting that image apart, pasting it with scraps of paper collected and saved, adding layers of paint, leaves, text and varnish all inspire in me a sense of creative freedom. Working as most artists are – against the constraints of their chosen medium, I find collage holds very few limits, and can serve to convey as many ideas as I have. I love the way collage especially can inspire a sense of nostalgia, bringing to mind past experiences, and taking you back to a particular place and capturing the moment.
David Elhart, Mixed Media
Apr 2013 to May 2013, Oakwood Neighborhood
I am retired after forty years of international and domestic service within the scientific community.
Received training in technical and fine art, at The Bradley Technical Institute and Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, WI, and The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Received training in ceramics at the KIA in Kalamazoo, MI.
I have shown my art locally at Food Dance Restaurant, Studio Grill, Water Street Coffee Joint, Parkview Hills, Full City Café, Consumers Credit Union, Willis Law Firm, Tromblay Salon, and Portage City Hall and Public Library, all in the Kalamazoo Area. Also at Baker/Allegan Studios and Starry Night Gallery in Allegan and South Haven Center for the Arts, Art Prize and Riverfront Café, in Grand Rapids.
Art, to me, is to create “other places”.