Art Beat

Tim Hawkins

He calls it a famine. Seven years have gone by since Tim Hawkins’ first book, Wanderings at Deadline (Aldrich Press, 2012), was published. But this year, famine has turned to feast. Two more of Hawkins’ poetry collections— Jeremiad Johnson (ICOE Press, 2019) and Synchronized Swimmers (KYSO Flash Press, 2019) — have made it to the bookshelf. And he’s just announced that a fourth book is on its way.


Steve Giovinco

There is magic in the night. And mystery. And, sometimes, fear. These are some of the things that draw photographer Steve Giovinco to the night. Night-time photography is his passion. His photography has been exhibited around the world.


Suzie Batdorff

More than 20 years have passed since Jim and Mary Hood, and Wanda Miller, planted the first seeds of what became Viavi Flower Farm in Paw Paw. Today, Suzie Batdorff works the farm, nurturing row after row of blooms, to be cut and arranged into beautiful bouquets.


Linda Rzoska

The Photosynthesis Project is an invitational endeavor by artists and writers in southwest Michigan conceived by Linda Rzoska, the owner of Ninth Wave Studio in Kalamazoo.


Natalya Critchley

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo recently unveiled its first public Bike Art Prize competition and awarded $1,750 in cash prizes. A committee with representatives of local art councils, organizations, and local governments conducted the juried selection process.


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