Art calendar

In the Galleries - November 29 to January 3

Ginger Bread Holiday Display in Robert R. Williams Gallery, Watercolors by Dori Josimovich in the Whitlow Gallery; Berrien Artist Guild members show in the Riverwalk Gallery.

Next In the Galleries - January 23 to February 26

K.V. Ratham’s photography in the Robert R. Williams Gallery; Indiana Women’s Caucus for Art in the Whitlow Gallery; Mary Amador’s Drawings / Pastels and Benjamin Frank’s Ceramics in the Riverwalk Gallery.

Opening reception on Friday, January 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Next 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.

"Gingerbread Holiday Open House" - Saturday, November 29, 10am-4pm

Come visit the Box Factory for a Gingerbread Holiday Open House at the Box Factory, Saturday, November 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. be part of the local movement and shop local at the Box Factory! Find the perfect hand-crafted present for the special someone or something perfect just for you.

Be one of the first to see the Gingerbread Train Display sponsored by Silver Beach Pizza. This year’s event will feature Lionel Trains and eight gingerbread likenesses of St. Joe arts, cultural and tourist centers including The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph Today, Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, Curious Kid’s Museum, and of course, The Box Factory for the Arts. Volunteers from each organization are decorating their buildings with graham crackers, gingerbread, candies and frosting. The buildings will sit on a “bluff” overlooking the Silver Beach Carousel and our two Lighthouses. Nancy Wolff will be our locomotive engineer, running two Lionel trains in and around the display.

The gingerbread display and trains will be on display daily. Trains run on the hour for 30 minutes. The display will open from November 29 – December 30, 2014, Monday – Saturday. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays Noon – 3 p.m. Free to public. Donation asked to support the Box Factory and the Lighthouse Forever Fund.

Family Friendly Concert: Mockingbird will perform and bring music for sing-along from 11:00-2:00 p.m. and American School of Music will perform from 2:00-4:00 p.m. that day.

Be Creative: Baking skills are not necessary to participate in Gingerbread Holiday at the Box. Bring your handmade gingerbread house to the Box Factory and we will display it in one of our galleries. Size limitation: 10” x 10” base (no height limit.) This is a great opportunity for families, church groups, or scouts to participate in a community show.

Cost: $5.00 per entry. Proceeds will go to the Lighthouse Forever Fund. Deliver your completed gingerbread house to the Box Factory, 1101 Broad Street.
Delivery dates: November 24-December 3, 2014, Monday-Sunday 1:00-3:00 p.m.

· Open to the community
· Entry forms are available upon delivery at Box Factory front desk.
· The base measurements of houses are not to exceed 10” x 10”.
· Multiple entries may be submitted by a group or individual. $5.00 fee for each entry.
· All items used to create the house must be edible except the base.
· Heavy Styrofoam or covered plywood bases are recommended for stability.
· Entries that fall apart will be removed from the display area and disposed.
· All entries must be picked up between: December 26 – December 30 from 1:00- 3:00p.m., remaining items will be discarded after 4p.m. on December 30.


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.

Oil Painting Portrait Workshop with Bob Williams Monday 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Gast Classroom. $10 fee, call Bob @ 269-449-8163.

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.

Firefly photo workshops with David Knight 8 weeks; Beginning Photo on Mondays; Intermediate Photo on Tuesdays and; Photoshop & Photoshop Elements on Wednesdays; Advanced Photo on Thursdays. Classes begin the week of January 19, 7 – 9 p.m. $150, $135 for members.


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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