Beyond the Bag : Tea 101
BY ALLISON WALKER
Allison Walker, Graphic Designer, Bookbinder + Printmaker : Allison works to embrace the beauty of both digital and physical art and creation. These processes create a meditative and wholesome rhythm, an experience that is mimicked in brewing the perfect cup of tea.
Stay in the Moment
BY JOHN SCHMITT
@ VOL 1
ON JUN 29, 2017
John Schmitt, Jack of All Trades + Senior Business Consultant : In our often hectic lives we often forget the beauty, joy, wonder,sorrow of every day life. 90% of life is just showing up-when I just show up, often times I see, feel, hear something totally unexpected. Life is full of surprises but if we don't show up, we can't be surprised.
At the Intersection of the Personal, the Historical, and the Musical
BY ANDREW KOEHLER
Andrew Koehler, Associate Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College + Music Director and Conductor of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia : Yevhen Stankovych is a contemporary Ukrainian composer, and his 1993 Requiem for Those Who died of Famine memorializes one of the most catastrophic, largely overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century: the Holodomor, in which millions of Ukrainians died from an artificial famine created largely by Stalin's orders. The work will receive its US premiere next spring, performed in Chicago and Kalamazoo by the Kalamazoo Philharmonia and the Bach Festival Chorus, led by conductor Andrew Koehler. This music -- by turns haunting and riveting -- bears particular resonance for Koehler, who has studied and taught about the Holodomor and is a heritage speaker of Ukrainian.
Removing Barriers and Igniting Hope!
BY EMILY KOBZA
@ VOL 1
ON JUN 29, 2017
Emily Kobza, CIS Director of Development + Business Engagement : Every day, kids in our community face barriers that threaten to derail them from success. Working with school staff, hundreds of volunteers, and dozens of community partners, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo is in schools to ignite hope in students. How? By bringing the community and all the ways it can help to where kids are – the school – so they can graduate and be prepared for life.
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