May 27, 2021. St. Joseph, Mich. - Enjoy sunshine, sculpture, and support small-town artists with Krasl Art Center (KAC) this summer! The Summer Art Market on the Green features five different regional artists in four free, outdoor community events. It is held on the fourth Saturday, June-September 2021, 10 AM - 4 PM. Purchases made support the artists directly, and guests are encouraged to explore KAC’s sculpture and gallery exhibitions during their visit. These events are proudly sponsored by the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, the AEP Foundation, and Dairy Queens of St. Joseph & Stevensville.
The Summer Art Market events take place on June 26, July 24, August 28, and September 25 from 10 AM - 4 PM on the recently redesigned outdoor grounds. Five, 10’x10’ artists' tents will be displayed across KAC’s Oval Lawn, selling handmade artworks ranging $15 - $250. Food vendors and art activities that support KAC will be available on site.
The artists all come from the Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana area:
TJ Schwartz, Ceramics
Miranda Skibbe, Paper
Jeff & Theresa Heaton, Mixed Media
Boo Lee Studios, Ceramics & Jewelry
Emerging Artist: Eliot Schlaak, Ink & Watercolor
Mark Metelko, Leather
Jennifer Zona, Ceramics & Fiber
Rebecca Hungerford, Metal
Tina Tavolacci, Jewelry
Emerging Artists: Sam Adkins and Luke Moyer, mixed media
Peter Nyce, Ceramics
Gwen Jones, Fiber
Kat Boyer, Felt
Jon Hook & Andrea Peterson, Clay & Paper
Emerging Artist: Rowan Davis, Mixed Media
Dennis Tsang, Ceramics
Chandra Williams, Leather
Kyra Richter, Felt
Jackie Baker, Jewelry
Emerging Artist: Layla Garcia, Painting.
KAC has indoor and outdoor exhibitions on-view during the event. Explore large scale, whimsical inflatable sculpture indoors during BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art. These large-scale inflatable sculptures, conceived by nine artists and art collectives from around the world, connote fun and whimsy, are familiar yet strange, and challenge the definition of art. BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
KAC’s main grounds display six installations in addition to Rising Crossing Tides, the monumental Richard Hunt sculpture that welcomes you to campus. Charlie Brauer’s Human Interest: Four Figurative Sculptures is placed along Lake Boulevard and KAC’s North campus entrance. Andy Sawyer’s Prismatic Hope interactive studio installation will be in KAC’s East Garden, dedicated in memory of Lupe Hopp. Dora Natella’s Overseer is in the east Sculpture Garden. Beginning June 1, KAC is open Thursdays, 11 AM - 8 PM, and Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11 AM - 5 PM.