Art calendar

In the Galleries - March 5 to March 25

2015 Celebrating Creative Kids / Inspiring Future Artist - Elementary Student Exhibits. A school based, partnership program presented by Krasl Art Center, Box Factory for the Arts, and Berrien RESA.

Opening reception on Saturday, March 7th from 12 noon - 2 p.m. is free and open to the public.

The Box Factory will be open on Sundays 1-4p.m. during this exhibit.

Next In the Galleries - March 27 to April 20

Inspiring Future Artists: Middle and High School Exhibition a school based, partnership program presented by Berrien RESA, Box Factory for the Arts, and Krasl Art Center.

Opening reception on Tuesday, April 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

The Box Factory will be open on Sundays 1-4p.m. during this exhibit.

Book Signing - Sunday, March 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
Tess Story, author of A Wanderer's Soul

A Wanderer's Soul by Tess Story

Tess Story’s newly published book, the novel A Wanderer’s Soul, inspired by travels throughout Europe and Turkey, will be publicly introduced at the Box factory for the Arts on Sunday, March 22 from 1 – 4 p.m., with a book discussion at 2 p.m. Following the discussion, copies of the book will be available for purchase during an author’s signing.

Tess is an artist and author residing in south west Michigan. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the Art Department at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Writing is an outlet for her creative curiosity and provides a mental escape from long, grey Michigan winters.

The novel A Wanderer’s Soul was inspired by Tess’ travels throughout Europe and Turkey. On one memorable tour, during her journey, she had the opportunity to accompany a professor of Art History from Columbia University into the crypts of a working monastery. There she was inspired by a former inhabitant’s medieval tomb. The monk’s beautiful marble effigy suggested a man of wisdom and playfulness. His face was adorned with the slightest of grins. One that caused visitors to pause and contemplate. The nameless monk, and his mysterious repose, became my vision of my central character, Abbott Corelli.

A Wanderer’s Soul chronicles the perilous journey of two young adventurers as they become embroiled in a quest for answers to a mysterious relic entrusted to the lone survivor of the fall of St. Stephens. Friar Benito, the keeper of the rare artifacts, and sacred texts, of the monasteries reliquary must seek out the help of a renowned scholar to unlock the mysteries of the relic they carry. To find him the three will travel to the far reaches of the crumbling Eastern Byzantine empire; while learning to trust one another and accepting the help of strangers put in their path.


Winter Classes and Workshops

Kristin Hosbein

Kristin Hosbein realistic art in oil or acrylics On Mondays from 6:30 -9:30 p.m. for 4 weeks, and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. cost $95. See Box Factory front desk for materials list.

Painting Open Workshop Every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. in the Gast Classroom. Drop in – no fee, painters must bring their own supplies.

Open Studio with Pam Kirkham Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost for 6 classes: Members $80, Non-members $90.

Learn the Magic of Watercolor with Dori Josimovich - Saturday April 11 from 10 to 4 p.m. in the Gast Classroom. Members $50 fee, Non-members $55 fee. Register at Box Factory front desk, and receive supply list and prep for class.


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.


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