Category: BLOG POST

A Wednesday Word from the Director | May Days & Productivity

Dear Community, Happy May to you! I don’t know about you but I am more than relieved that we seem to finally be across the threshold of the iron clad lock winter 2018 has had on our region. Every year my body laments the…

May Featured Artist Spotlight | Mike Kraus

We are pleased to spotlight Mike Kraus the May Featured Artist  About Mike Kraus Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley…

Starbucks and The Intersection of Microagression, Gentrification and Racial Profiling

With the never ending news cycle and provocation from social media; viral incidents like the arrest of two black men waiting at Starbucks make a black man and content creator like myself fill up with unbridled rage, emotion and fervor. Stories like these have…

Everyday People Working Against Gender-Based Wage Discrimination | by featured blogger Erin Egloff

Close your eyes and take a moment to let your mind play Everyday People by Sly & The Family Stone. (If you don’t know Sly or his family, we won’t judge you, but do visit YouTube and listen to the song; you’ll be glad…

Can Capitalism be Conscious? | by guest blogger Andrew Brady

Have you heard of Conscious Capitalism? It is a movement that emerged from the theory of corporate social responsibility…business enterprises and people that choose to follow a business strategy that benefits both human beings and the environment. It goes by many names — the aforementioned…