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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 author

What does a teacher do when he retires? Bill Klinesteker taught elementary school for 25 years, but when he left the classroom, he discovered new interests and expanded old ones.

Image of the tops of tins used by the Kalamazoo Candle Company
Kalamazoo Candle Company

We’ve all had those moments wondering how to make some extra cash. Musician Adam McFarlin explored the Internet for ideas.

Image of paint on artist Bridget Fox's fingers
Bridget Fox

Bridget Fox broke through months of COVID isolation by painting rocks and putting them along paths others might walk.

Image of metal artist Kyle Burnett at work on a sculpture in his Battle Creek, Michigan, studio
Courtesy of the artist

By day he’s a product engineer in Coldwater, designing suspensions for vehicles. But at night, and during almost any other free moment, Kyle Burnett scavenges scrap yards for artistic possibility.

Johns Hopkins University Press

In parts of Africa where the disease is prevalent, they call it the “Lion’s Stare.” River blindness, or onchocerciasis, is a pervasive disease, spread by the black fly.