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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.

Harvey Wang

Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003, inviting people to come inside a booth at Grand Central Station in New York and record a conversation with someone important to them.

Courtesy of the Artist

A shock of color, a slant of light in the dark: contrasts and opposites are what draw Tracy Klinesteker to pastel painting.

Photo of artist Kim Shaw's home studio with work table, tools, and artwork on the walls
Kim Shaw

For many years, Kim Shaw taught art to children at the Kazoo School. Then COVID happened.

Becky Anderson

This article includes images of a mature nature.

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.