Artist Troy Ramos has been generously awarded the KADL Immediate Needs grant by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo for a new work to be unveiled at Art Hop on March 1. The work will be located at Arcadia Commons at 225 N. Rose St in downtown Kalamazoo.
Ramos’s work will be a brand new sound and light installation and will have its own space within the building where several artists will also have works exhibited.
“This work is like a harmony of identities, light and sound, where they combine to allow visitors to have a unique experience through their interaction with the art,” says Ramos. “It’s a platform for observers to experience the work, themselves, or whatever they wish. This is a highly reflective work and visitors are encouraged to stay for as long as they wish.”
This work is called “Connections” and will feature a new installation of lights and a new sound art work composed specifically for this exhibit. “Although there are always pre-planned designs, the work has to emanate from the space. I want the lights and sounds to be as much a part of the structure of the space as possible.”
Ramos was also able to crowdsource funds for this project through his Go Fund Me campaign. “I’m not smart enough to articulate just how great it feels to have supporters who consistently back my work. It’s amazing to have so many friends, family and colleagues who contribute to art and take positive action to make it stronger. Their support means everything to me.”
Connections will be on display Friday, March 1 starting at 5pm and will also be on display Saturday March 2 during the day (hours TBD). To learn more about Ramos’s art visit www.arthouse43.com/troystar. And to contribute to his Go Fund Me campaign visit www.gofundme.com/ArtHopConnections. You can follow Troy on Instagram @troystond, on Twitter @MrTroystar and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soundsliketroy.