Exhibit looks back at decades of art

Kirk Newman sculptures at UICA

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) An exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts takes a look back at an artist’s career spanning decades.

“Looking Forward: The Artwork of Kirk Newman” looks at the themes of Newman’s career as an artist. He began his career as soon as he returned home from World War II, and has dedicated his life to drawing, printmaking, and sculpture ever since. Recently, he created the Kirk Newman School at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

You can see the exhibition and find out more about Newman’s work and legacy at a special event on Friday, February 6. The UICA is hosting a collector’s talk featuring Newman’s lifetime friend and collector of his work, Chris Markin. Participate in a discussion about Newman’s work and hear insights and stories on his career. Several of the works in the show will be sold via silent auction. The event is at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

“Looking Forward: The Artwork of Kirk Newman” closes on Sunday, February 8.

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