Lorraine Caron http://wmuk.org en 20 years of the Kalamazoo Blues Festival http://wmuk.org/post/20-years-kalamazoo-blues-festival <p>This is the 20th year for the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association event. The festival began because some local blues musicians wanted to make both music and money.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kalamazoo Blues Festival starts on July 11 and runs through July 13 in downtown Kalamazoo.</span></p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:26:53 +0000 Lorraine Caron 6838 at http://wmuk.org 20 years of the Kalamazoo Blues Festival Learn how to make a fairy house http://wmuk.org/post/learn-how-make-fairy-house <p><a href="http://www.fatblossom.com/FB_site/Home.html">Fat Blossom Farm</a> is a family farm run by Jacob and Liz Quincy. They grow certified organic food and flowers in Allegan on green space that includes agricultural land and over 20 acres of woodlot. They teach workshops on gardening and harvesting wild food and Liz teaches children how to build houses for fairies.</p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:08:24 +0000 Lorraine Caron 6751 at http://wmuk.org Learn how to make a fairy house Crossing the country for a paycheck: Wood artist hits the road http://wmuk.org/post/crossing-country-paycheck-wood-artist-hits-road <p>Earlier this month Kendall artist <a href="http://www.czukstudio.com/">Peter Czuk</a> was in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park, building his booth for the <a href="http://www.kiarts.org/page.php?menu_id=212">KIA Art Fair</a>. Czuk will repeat this setting-up process at many other art fairs this year from Washington and California to the East Coast.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says it’s a way to get his work in front of potential customers.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:05:26 +0000 Lorraine Caron 6449 at http://wmuk.org Crossing the country for a paycheck: Wood artist hits the road You've never seen Frisbee like this... http://wmuk.org/post/youve-never-seen-frisbee <p>On June 20th, the <a href="http://www.flyingaces.com/">Flying Aces</a> will entertain a <a href="http://www.kpl.gov/">Kalamazoo Public Library</a> audience with Frisbee tricks. Their presentation also includes a history of the flying discs and information about the newest techniques and products.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:56:54 +0000 Lorraine Caron 6228 at http://wmuk.org You've never seen Frisbee like this... Dutch artist finds inspiration in Michigan's great outdoors http://wmuk.org/post/dutch-artist-finds-inspiration-michigans-great-outdoors <p>The <a href="http://cedarcreekinstitute.org/">Pierce Cedar Creek Institute</a> in Hastings has a mission to “promote environmental education, research, preservation and appreciation.” It sits in Barry County on 661 acres of wetlands, prairies and woodlands.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:56:44 +0000 Lorraine Caron 6095 at http://wmuk.org Dutch artist finds inspiration in Michigan's great outdoors