On March 11th, we spoke with:

  • Artist/musician Rick Beerhorst

Rick is a well respected Grand Rapids painter, printmaker, he's participated in ArtPrize for the past 3 years; Plan B, his 2010 entry, won the Best Use of Urban Space Award.  He also fronts the indie rock band, The Wealthy Orphan.

Rick and I chat about what inspired him to pursue both art and music, his experiences over the last 3 years as an ArtPrize artist, his band The Wealthy Orphans and their current release "A Little Piece of Pie," how creativity in music fuels creativity in art and vice versa, creating successful working relationships between artists and corporations, selling artwork direct versus working with galleries and his experiences in New York.

You can learn more about Rick's art and music at http://www.studiobeerhorst.com/

  • Jennifer Gray, ACCESS of West Michigan Community Coordinator

We spoke about their kick off celebration to recruit walkers for the 35th Annual Hunger Walk on Tuesday, March 20 from 7pm-8:30pm at 2850 Kalamazoo SE.

Jennifer and I chat about what the Hunger Walk is, how walkers can get involved, tips for being a successful walker, who the Hunger Walk benefits, the mission of ACCESS of West Michigan, and about West Michigan poverty statistics.

You can get more details on the 35th Annual Hunger Walk Kick Off Celebration at http://www.facebook.com/events/159006480883524/

Learn more about ACCESS of West Michigan at http://www.AccessofWestMichigan.org/

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