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Courtesy Mary Brodbeck

On Tuesday, March 31st, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will screen Becoming Made, a documentary by Kalamazoo artist Mary Brodbeck on the history, passion and unique process behind Japanese woodblock printmaking. And the story behind the documentary is nearly as fascinating as the film itself.


Erin Williams

For some, taking a walk is the perfect remedy to clear your head. But for artist Justin David Gustafson, it's the perfect time to fill his mind with inspiration.

"I just like to get out and move my feet. I take my camera with me and I snap photos of whatever reaches me on any level," says Gustafson. "I have a file cabinet full of the old-timey little 3x5 photographs. I'll either remember something or come up with an idea for a series or just sometimes rifle through my old photos and see what strikes me."