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Amanda Kik

Bellaire, MI
p: 231-480-4515
e: amanda@artmeetsearth.org

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ARTIST BIO

Amanda spent both her undergraduate and graduate years at California Institute of the Arts and as an active participant in the art community in Los Angeles before moving to Northern Michigan. She quickly learned that art is a vital part of any community, no matter the size or cultural composition. Amanda's strong desire to contribute to the cultural community of Northern Michigan, coupled with her commitment to the development of new work, led her to create ISLAND with her husband, Brad.

The Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND) is a non-profit arts and ecology center dedicated to connecting people with nature, art and community. ISLAND helps people become native to place by:

* supporting artists — visionaries, conceptual explorers and compelling communicators — with dedicated time, space and resources to create new work;
* restoring the old and developing the new skills and traditions of community self-reliance;
* creating and sharing a broad collection of tools for ecological living.