Kurt Hauswirth spoke by phone with Pasqua Warstler, artistic director of the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, MI, and Brian Kakas, associate professor of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University and ArtPrize artist, about "Crossing the Straits," a Mackinac Island ArtPrize 2018 Preview. The preview includes an exhibition and opening reception beginning Sunday August 12 on the island.
Martin Achatz, the Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, stopped by our studios to talk about "Word in Action," an evening of poetry readings to help raise funds for flood relief in the Keweenaw.
The event takes place Wednesday, August 8, at 7pm at the Joy Center in Ishpeming.
The Marquette City Band is holding its annual Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival in Marquette, bringing together community band instrumentalists from across the U.S. for fun, education, concerts and more. We spoke to Dr. Stephen Grugin, Director of the Marquette City Band and Director of Bands/Professor of Low Brass at Northern Michigan University:
Summertime in the Upper Peninsula means art for all. Art opportunities abound in Escanaba and the surrounding areas, and the Bonifas Arts Center helps in coordinating these events. We spoke with the artistic director of the Bonifas, Pasqua Warstler, about the summer art events.
The Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL) celebrates its 20th anniversary the week of July 23rd with a week of events titled "Access for All." Sarah Peurakoski is the Executive Director of SAIL, the Disability Network of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and she stopped by our studios to tell our listeners about SAIL and the free events for all community members.