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20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF RICHARD HUNT’S AND YOU, SEAS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 5 pm – Sunset FREE & Open to the Public at Silver Beach County Park
On August 23 from 5 pm to Sunset celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this beacon to Benton Harbor and St. Joseph with artmaking, ice cream, artmaking, poetry, a live steel drum performance, boat rides, and refreshments at the Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach County Park. Mr. Hunt will partake in the festivities and guest speakers will share the stories behind this magnificent artwork
This celebration is co-hosted by Krasl Art Center and Berrien County Parks; it is free and open to the public.
Standing nearly 50 feet tall, Richard Hunt’s And You, Seas welcomes visitors by water as they approach the twin cities from Lake Michigan. The monumental sculpture at Silver Beach County Park turns 20 this summer, and KAC is celebrating with a birthday party! Join us at the sculpture site for cake and ice cream and share your own memories about the artist and sculpture in this special tribute.
5 – 7:30 PM
Artmaking, Poetry & Ice Cream
Make your own sculptural party hat, submit a sculpture-inspired poem for publication (see details below) – or write one onsite, and contribute to a creative community puzzle building project. Free ice cream tops off festivities for this portion of the celebration.
5:15 PM – 6 PM – 6:45 PM
Narrated Boat Rides Aboard the Par-Te-Tyme – See the Sculpture from the Water!
220 Anchors Way, St. Joseph, MI 49085
There are entrances to Anchors Way on either side of Wayne Street & blue balloons to guide you to the dock.
UPDATE: due to water levels and the safety of our guests, the Par-Te-Tyme boat will depart directly from the marina at the above scheduled times and address. KAC will provide limited shuttle service from the Shadowland Pavilion leaving at 5:05 PM – 5:50 PM – 6:45 PM. Guests are encouraged to drive directly to the marina for departure, and join us at the Shadowland Pavillion before and after.
Steel Drum Musical Performance Begins
The Story of And You, Seas
- Guest presenters include Susan Wilczak, Bean Klusendorf, & KAC Curator Tami Fauver
8 PM to Sunset
Cupcakes & Steel Drum Music
Deadline: Sunday, August 21, 2022
- Poems must describe or be inspired by Richard Hunt’s And You, Seas.
- Email your name, age, and poem in Word document format to email@example.com.
- All ages and poetry styles are accepted and encouraged!
Awards: All submissions will be printed in a booklet at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Richard Hunt’s And You, Seas. A small selection of poems will be read aloud during the event.
Artwork: Richard Hunt, ‘And You, Seas’, 2002. Krasl Art Center collection.
This program is supported in part by the Art Bridges Initiative. This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi institutional partnership formed by the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.
Krasl Art Center thanks the 2022 Exhibition Sponsors that make exhibitions and programs like this possible for our community:
Huntington Bank, Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 98.3 The Coast, RW LaPine, Tyler Automotive, Silver Beach Pizza, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, Boulevard Inn and Bistro, and Art FX.