The Krasl Art Center is pleased to present Richard Hunt’s Seeming Confrontation, on loan from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Hunt has a longstanding relationship with both the KAC and the KIA. Further, he is an African American sculptor of world renown. On view in the KAC’s main galleries is the traveling exhibition Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection. The exhibit celebrates and honors African American life and artists. It was shown at the KIA in 2013. Hence, the connection between Hunt, the KAC, the KIA and African American art is brought full circle in the display of this artwork.
The KAC is currently embarking on Sculpting Community. This project includes the redesign of the art center’s front grounds and the commissioning of a signature sculpture by Hunt as its focal point. It is the goal of Sculpting Community to create an inclusive and welcoming outdoor space for visitors and community members alike. Slated for construction in the summer of 2018, the KAC will exhibit one work of art by Hunt on loan from regional and national arts institutions leading up to the project’s completion.