The Kalamazoo Nature Center collaborated with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts this fall to host an exhibit entitled Habitat: Regional Views from Sept. 2 to Nov. 29. The exhibit consisted of the work from the class taught by Laurie Pruitt this spring at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.
Habitat uses a modern 19th century photogravure process, starting as a photograph, which is transformed into a positive and laid on a photosensitive copper plate, creating a negative with which to start the printing process. By unifying photography and printmaking, the works have a handcrafted and antique feel to them, centering on the theme of Michigan’s natural beauty.
Participating artists include K ’07 graduate Kendra Eberts, Kristen DeKam, Judy Flachs, Nancy Neva Gagliano, Linda Gillespie, Dave Jones, Stacey Korycki, Mary Landi, Diane Murphy, Carole Paris, Laurie Pruitt, Corinne Satterlee, Steve Scherbinski, Robert Shimmin, Vicki Van Ameyden, Kelly Walkotten, and Mary Whalen.
According to its website, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art works goal involved “encouraging the creation of and appreciation of art in Southwest Michigan.”