Something Super

Be a hero or dress like one
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Jenny Parks, The Catvengers, 2013, digital print

Summon your superpowers and don your super accessories for a family-friendly cosplay party 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

The event, which is part of the monthly Art Hop, will include art making; a costume contest with prizes for adults, teens and children; and the first look at a new exhibition at the KIA, My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action. Costumes are encouraged under the broad theme of “hero.” Participants are invited to dress as anyone they believe deserves the title, perhaps a teacher, pastor or family member. There will even be a costume consultant/medic for wardrobe concerns.

The My Hero! exhibition opens Feb. 3 and will feature a collection of 50-75 international artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery and reimagine our classic heroes.

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