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Power of Art Recognition
Date: 1998
Dimensions: image: 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Medium: leather bound book, various materials per page (see description)
Credit Line: Permanent Collection Fund Purchase
Label Text: As a form of recognition of the generous donors to "The Power of Art" Capital/Endowment Campaign, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts commissioned this elaborate work of art. A hand-bound volume with pages of Arches watercolor paper lists names alphabetically of all our contributors. The leather cover of the book was bound by Jan Bueller from Bessinger Bindery in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with inserts of artwork by Ed Huss and Maryellen Haines. Heading each page is a letter of the alphabet which is a unique work created by a Michigan artist. Thirty-three area artists were given an assigned letter and asked to create a work of art in their chosen medium and style. This initial letter is followed with names in calligraphy, by Julie Kechele, on each of the pages listing the contributors to the campaign. Interspersed among these pages will also be works drawn from the KIA permanent collection. These works will be changed on a rotating basis resulting in a constantly changing work of art.
Object Number: 2001.41
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