Nancy Camden


For thirty years, Nancy Camden traveled the country selling her fabric art at juried art fairs, finding NPR from a laminated state-by-state station guide as she drove. Now, her curiosity and adventuresome spirit guide her in creating sound-rich human-interest stories for our Arts & More show. She graduated from Ball State University with majors in Art and Theatre.


Local History
3:18 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

One-room schoolhouse restorers reminisce about class in rural Michigan

The Nottawa Stone School
Credit Nancy Camden

Hear about the Nottawa Stone School

Rural life in a one-room school district was simpler than today. Doors were seldom locked. There is a one-room school in St. Joseph County which has been preserved for students and others to experience that time in American education called the Nottawa Stone School.

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Local Music
3:25 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

The Kalamazoo Pipe Band offers bagpipe classes

The Kalamazoo Pipe Band
Credit Nancy Camden

Hear about the Kalamazoo Pipe Band

If you want to start something new in the New Year, you might consider the Bagpipe. Piping classes and practice will start on January 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo.

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Arts & More
12:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Fair-trade chocolate shop employs at-risk youth

Quinton Mitchell making Truffles at Confections With Convictions.
Credit Nancy Camden

Hear about Confections with Convictions

Nearly two years ago, a chocolate shop opened in Kalamazoo, called Confections With Convictions--convictions as in the criminal justice system. Dale Anderson employs at-risk young people, teaching them a craft while helping them to craft a better life. 

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Fine Art
12:00 am
Tue September 18, 2012

The KIA hosts winners of the 2012 Billboard Art Contest

Paul Marquardt

Hear about contest winner Paul Marquardt

You might have spotted billboards around Southwest Michigan advertising something a little different—local art. On Friday night from 5:30 to 7:30, you can meet the ten artists who won this year’s Billboard Art Contest at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Their work will be on display at the KIA. One of the artists is Paul Marquardt who works out of his home studio.

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12:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Basket weaving at Tillers International

Basket Weaving at Tillers International

Sunday, the Southwest Michigan Harvest Fest will be held at Tillers International farm near Scotts, Michigan. Attendees can explore the rural and sustainable life through speakers, demonstrations, food, crafts and music.

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