Past St Joseph Event: VOL 16

Large wide pk march 2019

VOL 16

March 28, 2019
@ The Livery Microbrewery

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My Journey as an Artist into Buddhism

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Kunga Nyima Drotos currently maintains an art studio in St. Joseph, Michigan. His artwork has been featured in multiple solo shows and many group exhibitions in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Ohio. After spending the last fifteen years focused on making artwork, he presented a one-person exhibition of thirty-five mixed media paintings at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI in 2017. In the fall of 2018, he participated in a group show at Randolph-Macon College Flippo Gallery in Ashland, VA. Kunga Nyima also works as a hospice social worker for Caring Circle.

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Feeling PhiloSLOTHical

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Emily McKenna and Sara Kotanko have a strange fascination with sloths. Instead of working at their respective jobs, they spend most of their time researching obscure sloth facts, texting sloth memes and giggling incessantly. They have never before shared their obsession with the public... until now. Find out why sloths are such a popular phenomenon, why they are so adorable and what they teach us about the world we live in.

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Evolution of an "Artist"

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Anthony "Scooter" DiMaggio was born and raised here in Michigan but has lived half his life in New York City. Naturally, he combines a homespun mid-western practicality with a more global and holistic sensibility. As a visual artist, he moved quickly from drawing, to painting, to sculpture, then on to wacky invention. After graduate school, he reluctantly moved into the real world and among other things; enjoyed life as a bartender, helped to start a custom made bobblehead business, and began to seriously confront the age-old existential ponderings that yearn for spiritual enlightenment. Today, he expands this evolution with fresh intention and personality to share his brand of humor and awareness through newer features and formats.

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Beyond Obstacles

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Members of the Lake Michigan College Honors Program will talk about their personal experiences related to opportunity and taking risks as they attend community college and work towards life goals. Members of the group include Hattie Folsom, Alysa Gould, Caleb Lewis, Caleb Capps, Stella Pyo, Amy Scrima, Zenah Farhan, Chris Symonds, Jonathan Upson, and Paige Massey-Orlando.

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Dish Pit to Restaurant Owner: A Chef Story

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

James Galbraith is a local chef who has been cooking in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor for 15 years. He lives (and cooks) in the Arts District with his little girl Ava, and their dog Roxy. James is one half of the sibling-duo behind the New American restaurant Houndstooth coming to the BHAD.

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The Fascinating House of David: Whiskers in Paradise

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Chris Siriano is a historian who will shed light on the fascinating story of the religious colony founded in Benton Harbor in 1903. The House of David entertained the nation for over three-quarters of a century, and made a rural southwestern Michigan county into an economic powerhouse while waiting for the world to end. Their members weren’t allowed to have sex, eat meat, drink alcohol, or own personal property. To this day, people talk about how fun they were.

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Photography as Art

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Nicolina Holt, an award winning photographer, earned her B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in photography and graphic design. She has worked as a photojournalist, art teacher and photography instructor. She continues her fine art photography and is the Volunteer Coordinator at Krasl Art Center and the Community Relations Director at Holt Bosse. She works and resides in St. Joseph, Mich. with her family.

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