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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.

Becky Anderson

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Andy Robins / WMUK

Once a year, the State of Michigan honors librarians for service to their communities. Two staff members at the Kalamazoo Public Library got Michigan Library Awards in 2020.

Justin Tyler Tate’s work combines sculpture, installation, media, performance, and social art. He's exhibited more than 80 projects in more than 20 countries on four continents, most recently in Taiwan.


COVID-19 is undeniably dominating our lives. Artist Brenda Murphy felt the discomfort of lockdown too. But her approach to it was different.


Jon McCrary

Heidi McCrary’s first book – Chasing North Star (She Writes Press, 2020) – began as a memoir but ended as a novel.


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