In honor of Earth Day, April’s Artist Happy Hour topic is Sustainability in the Arts.
April's Artist Happy Hour is Wednesday, April 24 from 6-7:30 pm! We will be joined by panelists Anna Barnhart , Bill Davis, and Christine Knight for a conversation about sustainability and the arts in honor of Earth Day. The first 10 non-member participants will receive a free 1 year individual membership to the ACGK! Register on Eventbrite now!
Anna Barnhart is the artist and owner of Dabblebag. As an artist working primarily in acrylic, she is passionate about recycling and repurposing materials. She holds associates' degrees in Liberal Arts and Animation from Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC). She has taught classes at Michael's Arts and Crafts for four years in addition to hosting her own workshops, which primarily use repurposed materials to create beautiful art. Anna's artwork can be seen in local art fairs, her website, YouTube channel, or at the occasional farmer's market.
Christine Knight is a graphic designer, illustrator, and social strategist at SBF Enterprises. Her first endeavor was opening a performing arts academy. When she has a moment away from the computer, she is looking for ways to increase the company's environmental sustainability. She will be sharing about some very exciting opportunities for artists, including open intentional studio spaces for rent at the Center for Art & Innovation.
Bill Davis is an international photographer and speaker. He has worked on six continents to focus on sustainability and the human conditions that embrace or oppose it. Davis’ photographs are in museum and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. He is known for his work in documenting light polution and culture and its effect on the biosphere. From his Michigan-based studio Davis embraces ink, silver, digital venture, and analog nostalgia. Learn more about the artist here.