The art on your favorite cafe’s walls was not placed there by accident. 

Intro to H2O: Oscar Tuazon teaches through his school within a school

Written by Dana Casadei | Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:07 |

Schools and libraries go hand-in-hand, both containing and spreading knowledge far and wide. Whether it’s a university or an elementary school, the library is the well of information students can dip into at any time. The same goes for Oscar Tuazon’s Water School, coming to Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum.

In Bloom: Red Lotus Center for the Arts showcases local artists, promotes community

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:03 |

When artist Tanya Tice couldn’t find a piece of art to hang above her couch in her price range, she went out to the store, bought some canvas and paint and “went to town.”

Accomplished Michigan author and illustrator Patricia Polacco was once a little girl, Trisha, who saw jumbled words on the page and struggled with reading in school.

Good Vibrations: Joey DeFrancesco brings his Hammond to St. Cecilia

Written by Grant Kammer | Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:52 |

Joey DeFrancesco, a third-generation jazz musician, has been perfecting his unique blend of jazz, soul and blues for more than 40 years. Born in Philadelphia, DeFrancesco got his start on the organ at age four and began playing shows at five when his dad, “Papa” John DeFrancesco, invited him to sit in on sets.

Under the baton of Anne Harrigan, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra will take the audience at W.K. Kellogg Auditorium to Bald Mountain, the Pines of Rome and beyond with the Walt Disney classic Fantasia

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid once said, “there are 360 degrees, so why stick to just one?” She applied that attitude literally in the design of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad), but since we opened in 2012, we’ve sought to utilize every angle in an effort to push the boundaries of what a museum can be.

To pour a glass of Perrin Brewing Co.’s Clear Coast is to perform a mind trick. Apart from the microscopic bubbles popping in and out of existence, the seltzer looks more like water than water. And yet it does water one better, with a secret ingredient: alcohol. This here’s LaCroix gone wild.

Style Notes: Love Yourself, Without Limits

Written by Missy Black | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 14:49 |

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your personality, creativity and perspective of the world through style. 

From beautifully curated antique booths to dusty aisles filled with the ghosts of last year’s Spring Cleaning and this year’s KonMari purge, West Michigan is bursting with places to shop second-hand. Thrifting saves you money, helps our planet by keeping items out of the landfill and often supports our community through establishments run by charitable organizations. 

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