in St Joseph
Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center
BY BILL LADITKA
@ VOL 3
ON NOV 12, 2015
What happens when you pair up the brains of Bill LaDitka, a Principal Architect and Julia Gourley, an Art Gallery Director? You get a creative team from two agencies focused on PlaceMaking in St. Joseph, MI.
Bill is a Principal Architect at Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Benton Harbor, MI. He also is an Urban Designer, Place Designer, Strategist, Creative Visionary as well as one of our PKN City Organizers.
Julia is the Executive Director at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. She holds a BFA, Fine Art Photography and a MSEd in Art Education. She is a member of various local crop-shares, cycle groups, and most obviously, many creative networks.
Since We Saw You Last Year
BY JULIA GOURLEY
@ VOL 12
ON APR 19, 2018
Julia Gourley grew up in a picture-perfect rural Indiana household with her Mom, Dad, brother and a menagerie of pets. Following a midwestern college tour, with multi-year stops in Kansas and Ohio, Julia landed in SJ/BH, Michigan on her birthday in 2005 to begin work at the Krasl Art Center. Life took some wild turns when she ended up being a single mom to then 5 year old Isaac while simultaneously assuming the role of executive director of the Krasl Art Center. An incredible network of friends and family helped keep life afloat during a rather turbulent time. Then a few years later, a girl's night out led Julia to meet Duane Donohue, who continues to seem too good to be true... this PK is the story... of what they've been up to "Since We Saw You Last Year".