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Art Beat

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

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His admirers know Patrick Hershberger by his alias: Bonus Saves. He earned the name early in his career when he was more of a street artist.

Dina Rossi

Michigan residents are invited to join in reading and discussing The Women of the Copper Country (Atria Books, 2019).

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In Western culture, the topic of death is often avoided as something to fear. But for Elyse-Krista Mische, death has become a topic to embrace and explore.

Belle Isle Books

Between them, Deborah Ann Percy and Arnold Johnston have co-written, edited, or translated 20 books and numerous plays that have led to more than 200 productions.

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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.