Public Programs: Free Admission

UNFRAME*— FILMS @ NOON (*TO BREAKDOWN, TAKE APART, DISRUPT)

1st THURSDAYS, 12 PM
FEBRUARY 2, MARCH 2, APRIL 6
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Join us for special film screenings curated by the Emmy-nominated Director and Coastline Children’s Film Festival Curator, Leslie Sullivan.  A brief introduction and discussion after each film will be facilitated by Leslie Sullivan, KAC Curator of Exhibitions Tami Miller, or a guest filmmaker.

MARCH 2: TOCANDO LA LUZ (TOUCH THE LIGHT) (72 min) 2015 in Spanish with Subtitles
In this intimate character-driven film, three blind women from Havana, Cuba confront their heartbreaks and hopes, and navigate their profound desires for personal independence. Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light) weaves three stories – all set in the blind community of Havana, Cuba – into a tale of personal independence. As Lis, Mily, and Margarita each face family problems and heartbreak, their dependence on others turns out to be a double-edged sword. From the music halls of Havana to a cinema club for the blind, their stories reveal both the pain and the joys of fighting for yourself. It is perhaps all the more important given the changes Cuba is undergoing today; in its rendering of what was the final years “Castro’s Cuba”, it is an important document of a unique and extraordinary society and its people.
http://redantelopefilms.com/project/tocando-la-luz/ 

APRIL 6: DEAF JAM 2011 (53 min) 
ASL poetry changes Aneta Brodski's life. Poetry, friendship and respect transcend politics as Aneta finds herself in an unexpected collaboration. In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet - creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.
“Poetry, friendship and respect transcend politics...Delightful and endearing, utilizing upbeat music and clever graphics, Deaf Jam immerses us in the richness and complexity of deaf culture and gives us a unique perspective into a world so vibrant, so diverse, it may forever change the way we see the non-hearing.” Barbara Pokras, A.C.E. - Woodstock Film Festival.

FAMILY DAYS

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SATURDAYS, 11 AM-12:30 PM
Stop by the KAC art galleries for coffee, snacks, and art activities.  Fun for the whole family!

MARCH11: CLAY DAY
Come play with clay in the KAC ceramic studios.  Children and adults can try handbuilding and wheelthrowing while enjoying snacks, coffee and water.

APRIL 15: ART & STORIES
Families are invited to an exhibition reception in the KAC galleries specially designed for youth.  Special snacks and beverages will be served.  The Story of Ruby Bridges will be read and connections between it and the art on view will be made.  A hands-on art activity for youth will be featured in the lobby.
 

COMMUNITY STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

Each year, Berrien RESA, The Box Factory for the Arts, and the Krasl Art Center work together to present two amazing student art shows, one for elementary students and one for middle school and high school students. These art shows allow local students to exhibit their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of people in our communities. 

Elementary Art Exhibition
Location: Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI
Reception with the Artists: Saturday, March 11, 12-2 pm
Art will be on view March 11-March 25

Middle and High School Exhibition
Location: Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI
Reception with the Artists: Tuesday, April 11, 6-8 pm
Art will be on view April 8-April 29

COASTLINE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

MARCH 10-19
The Krasl Art Center is pleased to partner with the Seventh Annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival. Join us for screenings throughout the week including the premiere screening and the grand finale with live music by Dr. Larry Schanker!  Donations are appreciated.  See www.coastlinechildrensfilmfestival.com for film descriptions and the full schedule.

*All titles are subject to change.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10
6 PM Opening Night Premiere Pajama Party
7 PM Best of the Fest- Kid Flix 1

SATURDAY, MARCH 11
1 PM Miss Hokusai (90 min)

TUESDAY, MARCH 14
6:30 PM Fantastic Planet (72 min)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
1 PM Thank You For Playing (80 min)

THURSDAY, MARCH 16
6:30 PM Phantom Boy (84 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
1:30 PM A Town Called Panic: Double Fun(64 min)

SUNDAY, MARCH 19
4 PM Grand Finale Silent Film Screening with accompaniment by Dr. Larry Schanker on the piano.  Snow White (63 min)

BUILD YOUR WAY AROUND TOWN

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
The Krasl Art Center is participating in Build Your Way Around Town, a month of LEGO brick building activities in Southwest Michigan.  An interactive LEGO display will be in the KAC lobby for the entire month of March.  LEGO Workshops are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but spaces are limited.  Register today at http://public.krasl.org/public/Youth.faces.
Learn about other LEGO activities happening in Southwest Michigan at buildyourwayaroundtown.com.

LEGO SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION
AGES 5-7
Session 1: 12-1:30 PM
Session 2: 2:30-4 PM
Using LEGO’s Architecture Studio design toolkit, students will work in teams to design and build skyscrapers that are tall, strong, and delightful.  


LEGO STOP-MOTION ANIMATION 
AGES 8-12
Session 1: 12-1:30 PM
Session 2: 3-4:30 PM
Young animators will bring LEGOS to life as they collaborate to make short stop-motion animation videos.  Final videos will be uploaded to the KAC Youtube page to be seen by the public.

PECHAKUCHA

4 TIMES PER YEAR
VARYING LOCATIONS
$3 SUGGESTED DONATION
If you want to be inspired by the talent, creativity and passion in our local community, PechaKucha is the event for you.  Japanese for “chit chat,” PechaKucha is a concise presentation format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each (total 6 min 40 sec), where community members share their experiences and creative projects.  You never know what to expect, but be prepared to laugh, cry and have fun.  For more information, like the PechaKucha St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Facebook page.