Abandoned Reality: a Review of Screenprints by Mark Andrew Morris at Fourth Coast

Abandoned Reality: a Review of Screenprints by Mark Andrew Morris at Fourth Coast

by Angela Frakes

Walking into Fourth Coast, a café open twenty-four hours a day, one would not immediately notice that there is an art show currently installed. The overall aesthetic of the café is not disturbed by the twelve screenprints hanging around the room in simple frames. Local artist and musician Mark Andrew Morris’ show entitled Sleep Will Come, open through June, initially seems to be an understated series of simple prints made for the space. Continue reading

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Same Art, Changing Communities

Same Art, Changing Communities

by Jenna Riehl

Does Kalamazoo’s public art still represent us as a public? Renowned sculptor and educator Kirk Newman came to Kalamazoo as part of a University of Michigan extension program in 1949. By the mid 1970’s, Newman had already installed two of the most recognizable and well known outdoor sculptures in Kalamazoo. Continue reading