Art calendar

In the Galleries - August 15 to September 27

Paintings by David Spyker in theRobert R. Williams Gallery; Watercolors by Kathy Los-Rathburn in the Whitlow Gallery; Sculptures by Jacquline Baerwald and Self Portraits by Berrien Artist Guild members in the Riverwalk; “The Winners’ Showcase” of Fashion on the Shore in the Lobby. Read more

Opening reception on August 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm is free and open to the public.

Next In the Galleries - October 3 to November 15

Sculpture by Dora Natella and photography by Marc Ullomin the Robert R. Williams Gallery; Drawing and painting by Sara Sokol in the Whitlow Gallery; Fractal Art by Kevin Grosss in the Riverwalk; Read more

Opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Fall Classes and Workshops

Kristin Hosbein

Kristin Hosbein realistic art in oil or acrylics beginning Monday, September 8 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. for 4 weeks, cost $95.

Oil Painting Portrait Workshop with Bob Williams September 11 & 12, 9 a.m. – 4p.m. $80 per day anyone interested call Bob @ 269-449-8163.

Printmaking with Andrea Peterson Two-day collagraph printing class Monday September 15 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Thursday September 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. Max students 6, no experience required, cost $60.

Private lessons are available during her print shop residency September 13 – 20; call the front desk for time slots available. Cost $25, one –on- one; Cost $15 / each, two-on-one. Please tell desk what media you are interested in. Here’s your chance to learn how to print!

Weaving with Carol Haney Beginning Weaving on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – Noon, starting September 11 -November 13, $100 per session.

Advanced Weaving on Thursdays from noon – 3 p.m. starting September 18 through November 6, $80 per session.

Navajo Rug Weaving one day class for $10 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. September 20, October 25 or November 15.

Firefly photo workshops with David Knight The workshops will begin the week of September 22 from 7-9 p.m.

Monday-Beginning Photography
Tuesday – Intermediate Photography
Wednesday – Photo Shop
Thursday – Advanced Photography

The cost is $150; $135 for Berrien Artist Guild members per class.

Jan Sonneman Silk Scarf class, Thursday, September 25, 6 p.m., or Thursday, October 2, $32 make 2 scarves, $7 each for extras 10 people maximum.


Register for classes online, in person at the Box Factory front desk, or call the Box Office on 269-983-3688 to pay by credit card.


Lighthouse Poetry Contest- thru Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LIghthous Poetry Contest

The Writers’ Studio at the Box Factory is sponsoring a poetry contest to support the Lighthouse Forever Fund, Writers Studio and the First Friday Film Programs at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan. Poetry submitted to this contest will be printed in a chapbook entitled “Lighting the Lake” and one winner will be chosen to receive a $50 prize.

Poetry submissions by mail or in person only. Download Entry Information (pdf: 100kb)


Lighthouse Photography Contest- thru Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lighthouse Photography Contest

One winning photograph will be chosen to use on the cover of the "Lighting the Lake" poetry book, which will be published as part of a fund-raiser for the Lighthouse Forever Fund, Writers' Studio at the Box Factory, and First Friday Films, to take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI.

The winning photographer will receive $50, one book with the winning image on the cover, two tickets to the fund-raiser and a large matted print of the image, which will be on display that evening.

Entry Information and online entry form


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