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Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art

Are you interested in teaching about the use of art as a tool for social change? Do you educate students on global issues and solutions?

Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art: Little Stones free professional development webinar

Wine Lovers Pour Into Culinaria's Wine and Food Festival

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May 28, 2018 / 0 comments

Traveling to San Antonio anytime soon? If so, you can still indulge in haute cuisine at a throng of upscale restaurants and bars, even if you missed the 19th annual Culinaria Wine and Food Festival.

Wine Lovers Pour Into Culinaria's Wine and Food Festival

How Milk Became the Drink of Choice for Indy 500 Winners

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May 26, 2018 / 0 comments

A day before thirty-three racing cars charge through the speedway, ticking off 200 laps and 500 miles, the Milk People (yes, they're called "Milk People") prepare to make their special delivery. Chosen from among more than 1,000 Indiana dairy farmers, two "Milk People" are selected to award the Indianapolis 500 winner, and the driver's mechanic and car owner, a bottle of milk.

Journeys Through Landscape in Music

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May 22, 2018 / 0 comments

In the midst of a city or out in wilderness, nature is a constant companion. The changing angle of light or the fall or rain — even if seen between tall buildings – reminds of the healing power of landscape. Wilderness might be challenging at times, but there too, the hand of nature may bring peace or connection. A familiar place or a new horizon – they both have power to refresh and restore.

This is an idea musicians have explored in many ways. It continues to be a source of inspiration for artists.

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Women in Comics: An Interview with Author Brent Clark Rogers

You find the most interesting people at comic cons. Guess who we met at Grand Rapids Comic Con? None other than Brent Clark Rogers, author of the Brent Clark Rogers Guide to the DC Universe. We heard him speak about women in the comic book world - and knew we'd need to share his book. Here's what he had to say...
Women in Comics: An Interview with Author Brent Clark Rogers

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The Avenue of the Giants, Ferndale, Shelter Cove and a Healthy Dose of Fiction

Retreat. The word conjures visions of luxury and purpose. Ours was no different. Three of us headed for Shelter Cove on the lost coast of California. Christened the "Lost Coast" after a 1930s population drain, the name reflects the area’s difficult accessibility. Challenges posed by the steep coastal mountains prevented construction along this stretch of Pacific coast and forced Highway 101 to jut inland. Travelers overlook this 80 mile stretch of the most undeveloped and underexplored portion of the California coast.

CFCArts – an Appreciation By Josh Garrick

Having attended – and been thrilled by – the CFCArts Community Choir & Big Band’s performance of “Icons – A Salute to the Kings & Queens of Music", I would begin by recommending that if you see this in time to claim any tickets that are left for tonight’s performance at Northland Church -- that should become your first order of business for TODAY. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

by Stacey Ebert /
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May 08, 2018 / 0 comments

Lately I’ve taken notice of language - the words people choose to use and those that show up time and time again. If you listen, regardless of the situation involved in the discussion, you begin to hear patterns, synonyms, and repetition of emotions wrapped in very specific verbiage. Why do these words appear? Are they always those that are conscious choices, or are there underlying factors at work? Do those factors come from our experiences, our fears, our upbringing, or our lifestyle choices, or do they sneak up out of nowhere and we will never know the ‘why’?

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Science and Zoo Help Museum with Egyptian Animal Mummy Exhibit

When you think of a mummy, you probably think of Egypt. Or maybe you think of the Hollywood movie The Mummy, starring Brendon Fraser. But what if you were to discover that there are actual mummified animals laid to rest alongside their ancient Egyptian masters?

Crocodile Mummy, San Antonio Museum of Art. From Science and Zoo Help Museum with Egyptian Animal Mummy Exhibit

Lillie Cosplays: Sharing Cosplay Culture at PechaKucha Kalamazoo

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Apr 30, 2018 / 0 comments

On Thursday, April 26th, 2018, I spoke at one of my favorite places, talking about one of my favorite things, in my favorite thing. It was truly amazing - I cannot say that enough. I thank the good amount of sugar in my bloodstream that day for helping me get through it, thank you Canada dry ginger ale. 

Lillie Cosplays: Sharing Cosplay Culture at PechaKucha Kalamazoo