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Art Beat

A weekly look at creativity, arts, and culture in southwest Michigan, hosted by Zinta Aistars.

Fridays in Morning Edition at 7:50am and at 4:20pm during All Things Considered.

Courtesy of the artist

Alexa Karabin doesn’t buy tubes of paint at the art store for her unique paintings. She makes her own pigments – and not out of the usual materials.


Undocumented Migration Project

Artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens is designing a localized, text-based installation complementing the national "Hostile Terrain 94" display at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College.


Beowulf Sheehan

Patricia Smith is a critically acclaimed poet. She’s a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, making her the most successful poet in the competition’s history.


Courtesy of the artist

Back in 1976, then-graduate art student Ken Freed won a Ford Foundation grant to create a series of ten intaglio prints.


Eric Hennig / VAGUE Photography

The most striking aspect of Eana Agopian’s art is her incredible range of media. Name it and Agopian will transform it into a unique piece of art.


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