Bonifas Arts Center

Kurt Hauswirth

ArtPrize displays art from far and wide, and in the case of the Upper Peninsula, represents life and artistic endeavours from a geographically remote region.  Pasqua Warstler, the Artistic Director of the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, Kathleen Conover, Marquette ArtPrize artist, and Tom Nemacheck, Director of the UP Travel and Recreation Association came together to discuss the importance of the UP's representation at ArtPrize.


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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.


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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.


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The North Coast Chamber Players present an evening of music for winds and piano, called "Who's On First?"  This is a free concert of classical and fun music, performed by a sextet comprised of flutist Claudia Drosen, oboist Laura Robinson, clarinetist Debora Check Reeves, hornist Gary L. Reeves, bassoonist Will Peebles, and pianist Nancy Zimmerman.

Debbie, Gary and Will stopped by the studio to tell us about the program:

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Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects about summer fun and arts events offered through the Bonifas Arts Center.

Visit bonifasarts.org for more information about the event schedule and registration information for events, and also their facebook page.

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Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery and Regional Projects, about events to mark on your calendar this June and summer.  Artistic and creative opportunities will be available for all ages at the Bonifas.

Find out more at bonifasarts.org about what is happening regarding events at the Bonifas, or how to sign up for ArtPrize 2018.

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ArtPrize 2018 takes place September 19th to October 7th this year.  Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects, and Michele Wilber, Bookkeeper and Art Student at the NMU School of Art & Design, want to inform students from NMU and Finlandia University about the opportunities found at ArtPrize.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with the two of them regarding what they need to do to prepare.

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We had our monthly check-in with the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba; Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects, about what is coming up on the event schedule.

Kraig Kenning will be returning to the Bonifas at 8 p.m. He has played up to 200 dates a year touring the US for the last 3 decades, showcasing songs from his eight CDs containing almost exclusively original material.

The Detroit Institute of Arts exhibit "Visions of American Life" will be on display until May 23rd in the gallery.

http://www.bonifasarts.org/dia-exhibit-visions-of-american-life/

We heard from Pasqua Warstler and Sue Roll from the Bonifas Arts Center, regarding happenings, Artprize and some transitions as well.

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Regarding the picture above:

On loan from Detroit Institute of Art, April 5 – May 24.

American painters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries depicted complex visions of American life, culture and identity.

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Kurt Hauswirth spoke to Bonifas Arts Center Artistic Director Pasqua Warstler, and Event Coordinator Staci Berg about what's happening this weekend and beyond.

More information about events and classes can be found at bonifasarts.org.

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