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The North Coast Chamber Players present an evening of music for winds and piano, called "Who's On First?"  This is a free concert of classical and fun music, performed by a sextet comprised of flutist Claudia Drosen, oboist Laura Robinson, clarinetist Debora Check Reeves, hornist Gary L. Reeves, bassoonist Will Peebles, and pianist Nancy Zimmerman.

Debbie, Gary and Will stopped by the studio to tell us about the program:

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects about summer fun and arts events offered through the Bonifas Arts Center.

Visit for more information about the event schedule and registration information for events, and also their facebook page.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery and Regional Projects, about events to mark on your calendar this June and summer.  Artistic and creative opportunities will be available for all ages at the Bonifas.

Find out more at about what is happening regarding events at the Bonifas, or how to sign up for ArtPrize 2018.

ArtPrize 2018 takes place September 19th to October 7th this year.  Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects, and Michele Wilber, Bookkeeper and Art Student at the NMU School of Art & Design, want to inform students from NMU and Finlandia University about the opportunities found at ArtPrize.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with the two of them regarding what they need to do to prepare.

We had our monthly check-in with the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba; Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects, about what is coming up on the event schedule.

Kraig Kenning will be returning to the Bonifas at 8 p.m. He has played up to 200 dates a year touring the US for the last 3 decades, showcasing songs from his eight CDs containing almost exclusively original material.

The Detroit Institute of Arts exhibit "Visions of American Life" will be on display until May 23rd in the gallery.

We heard from Pasqua Warstler and Sue Roll from the Bonifas Arts Center, regarding happenings, Artprize and some transitions as well.

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Regarding the picture above:

On loan from Detroit Institute of Art, April 5 – May 24.

American painters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries depicted complex visions of American life, culture and identity.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke to Bonifas Arts Center Artistic Director Pasqua Warstler, and Event Coordinator Staci Berg about what's happening this weekend and beyond.

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Kurt Hauswirth spoke via phone with Pasqua Warstler, Artistic Director at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, discussing holiday classes, Business After Hours, the Northern Exposure art competition as well as other topics relating to the close of the year.

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Kurt Hauswirth spoke with George Colburn over the phone about his new documentary, "Young Hemingway & Enduring Eden," which will have it's U.P. Premiere at the Bonifas Arts Center this October.

The U.P. Premiere of Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden’s Friday, October 20 at 7PM @ the Bonifas Arts Center

The film will be followed by Q&A and an afterglow with both filmmaker and sculptor.  

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Artistic Director at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, MI, discussing upcoming events, classes, and competitions in Entertainment, Enrichment and Education.  Listen to the full interview below:

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