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artist in residence summer program

Daily Programs

playing through art

explore curiosity & art in this 4-week program with weekly themes led by local professional working artists

drop-in programs are included with regular museum admission

no pre-registration required, just stop by & start creating!



Michaela 'Mike' Martin

Mike Martin (She/They) is an interdisciplinary artist whose creative journey is a vibrant exploration of Black expressionism and experience. With a keen eye for detail and a profound understanding of intersectionality, Martin delves deep into the complexities of identity, culture, and history through their art.


Born out of a desire to capture the multifaceted nature of Blackness, Martin's work transcends traditional boundaries, blending various mediums such as painting, printmaking, and photography. Their pieces are visual narratives, each telling a story of resilience, resistance, and celebration.


June schedule

Fridays from 1:00-3:30pm

June 7 - Trading Card Zines
June 14 - Acrylic Pull Flags
June 21 - Lego Block Printing
June 28 - Marsha P Johnson Mixed Media Art



Hannah Mabie

Hannah Mabie is an artist and educator based in Grand Rapids, MI, but her journey began amidst the creative energy of Ann Arbor. She earned her BFA in Art and Design from the University of Michigan with a minor in Multidisciplinary Design through the School of Engineering. Following her curiosity, she embarked on a year-long artist residency at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, exploring her artistic expression through experimental paintings.


Continuing her quest for knowledge and inspiration, she recently concluded her MFA in Painting and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from Kendall College of Art and Design. Currently, she crafts dreams into reality both as an artist and an Adjunct Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design and Aquinas College, while also sharing her passion for art with young minds through children's classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

July schedule

Workshop Schedule: 10am-12pm

Friday, July 5 - Colorful Creations: Stained Glass Panels Saturday: July 6 - Blossoming Art: Chihuly-Inspired Panels Friday, July 12 - Colorful Creations: Stained Glass Panels Saturday, July 13 - Blossoming Art: Chihuly-Inspired Panels



Ivy Anderson

Ivy Anderson is a fiber artist from Spring Lake, Michigan who recently received her Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. With a background in fashion design, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington with a concentration in wearable sculpture. Ivy specializes in machine knitting, investigating the use of discarded objects as a sculptural medium. In December 2023, she traveled to Japan to research traditional fiber processes in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, and Shikoku Island. Ivy had an internship at a local non-profit organization, Re:Purpose Savannah, whose mission is establishing a sustainable future through the deconstruction, salvage, and reuse of historic buildings. She worked as a studio assistant for Savannah based artist Trish Andersen, helping with the construction of several large scale fiber installations.

Program Calendar
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Corporate Recess

This program is supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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