Jason Schneider


Jason Schneider is the guest artist of the month at Zero Degrees Gallery for April 2021. He is an Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Woodworking at Northern Michigan University, and works in the medium of laminated corrugated cardboard to make furniture and art. He also is a woodturner and teaches courses on woodturning and wood bending at NMU.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Marc Himes and Jason Schneider about his art, teaching, and how they come together in what you can see at the gallery.

Hear the conversation below:

MARQUETTE, MI--   The executive director of the Marquette Chamber of Commerce is resigning.

Jason Schneider says he’s accepted a position out-of-state that begins in May. He’ll stay with the Chamber up to April 13.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Chamber of Commerce is looking for three creative people from outside of Michigan to live in the city for three months. 

The Marquette Creative Residency will house those who love artistic endeavors in a shared living space near McCarty’s Cove. The chosen residents will conduct projects ranging from digital technology to architecture, film, music, and fashion.

Chamber Director Jason Schneider says applications will be accepted from veteran artists to those just beginning and anyone in-between.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette County residents can get more than just their purchases when they buy local. 

The Marquette Chamber of Commerce and Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce are relaunching last year’s Be Local, Buy Local program. Jason Schneider is the Marquette Chamber Executive Director. He says people can download an app that takes a picture of a receipt from a county business, which lets the chambers know they’ve shopped locally. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Chamber of Commerce is looking for more people to sign up for its Ampersand coworking space in the Masonic Square.

Coworking is people working by themselves—like independent contractors and remote workers—but sharing the same space. Chamber Executive Director Jason Schneider says being able to work around other people produces a synergy that wouldn’t be present if they were working alone.

Upper Peninsula residents are paying tribute to Representative John Kivela by putting his campaign signs

in their yards. Public Radio 90's Nicole Walton spoke with Jason Schneider, Executive Director of the Marquette Chamber of Commerce and Kivela's campaign manager for his first House bid, about his memories of Kivela and another way residents can let their feelings be known. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials with the re-formed Marquette Chamber of Commerce are excited about its prospects. 

Executive Director Jason Schneider says the chamber is a member-owned business affiliation that works for the City of Marquette, Chocolay Township and Marquette Township.  He says it’s meant to help businesses share information and have a voice in the community.