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Celebrate 20 Years of Public Art at its Finest with Krasl Art Center!
AUGUST 3, 2022. ST. JOSEPH, MICH. – Krasl Art Center (KAC) invites the public to join in a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the monumental sculpture ‘And You, Seas,’ by Richard Hunt on August 23 from 5 to sunset. The celebration takes place on the twentieth anniversary of the dedication ceremony that honored this beacon to Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. Artmaking, poetry, a live steel drum performance, boat rides, refreshments, and one very special announcement will take place at the Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach County Park. Mr. Hunt will partake in the festivities and several guest speakers will share the stories behind this magnificent artwork.

Rising from the south pier of Silver Beach County Park, ‘And You, Seas’ stands nearly 50’ tall. Made of stainless steel, it has endured the wind, waves, and lake spray with brilliance and timelessness. Twenty years later, ‘And You, Seas’ continues to serve as a beacon to the Twin Cities, greeting guests by land and water to our beautiful community. It is public art at its finest.

This celebration is co-hosted by Krasl Art Center and Berrien County Parks and is free & open to the public. Free parking will be available onsite.

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 — Free Boat Rides
Experience dynamic views of the sculpture from the water and enjoy a specially narrated tour aboard the Par-Tay-Tyme Cruise Line

6:30 pm — Live Steel Drum Musical Performance by Kent Arnsbarger

7:30 pm — The Story of ‘And You, Seas’ + A Very Special Announcement
Guest presenters include Susan Wilczak, Bean Klusendorf, & KAC Curator Tami Fauver.

8 pm to Sunset —Cupcakes & Steel Drum Music 

Did you know that ‘And You, Seas’ is named after a poem by Saint-John Perse? Poetry is a big inspiration for this and many other Richard Hunt artworks, so we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘And You, Seas’ with a call for poetry!  

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
  • 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.

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.
About Krasl Art Center:
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit
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