Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

The AP Art room is silent with only the sounds of pencils scratching on paper and the overwhelming feeling of focus as students hunker down to work. The cartooning room, on the other hand, is booming with laughter and ideas being bounced from peer to peer on what to draw next. Should they draw another yokai, or doodle and see what that leads to? The … Continue reading Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

A Play Within a Play: The Actors Behind A Classic Shakespeare Tale

Now Playing, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Slideshow of photos below the article. It’s mid August and they’re all excited and nervous at the same time. Chris Aranda, Maddy Holmer and J’Viohn Sirrine are all auditioning for cast parts in the Kalamazoo Civic Theater’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as part of the theatre’s Shakespeare festival. Now, each of them have … Continue reading A Play Within a Play: The Actors Behind A Classic Shakespeare Tale

Dream Big of Ballet: A Ballet Prodigy’s Plan to Dance Professionally

Her feet hurt and she’s a bit tired. It’s 6 o’clock on a Saturday, and she’s been dancing since nine that morning, not to mention every other night that week. She settles down to do some homework after a healthy dinner to keep her energy up. Before she can call it a night, she decides that it’s time for her cross training session on the … Continue reading Dream Big of Ballet: A Ballet Prodigy’s Plan to Dance Professionally