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Krasl Art Center Reveals the Inner Workings of Joe Baughman's Stop-Motion Animation Process in New Exhibition

ST. JOSEPH, MICH. AUGUST 8, 2023 — Krasl Art Center is thrilled to announce its upcoming exhibition, The Stop-Motion Worlds of Joe Baughman, showcasing the extraordinary talent of cinematographer, director, stop-motion animator, and musician Joe Baughman. From September 16 to November 26, 2023, visitors will have the rare opportunity to experience the sets, props, and characters from Baughman’s acclaimed stop-motion animations.

Step into Baughman's home studio, and you will find yourself transported into a remarkable universe where every room is its own miniature production set. Baughman's animations have been showcased in music videos for renowned artists such as Wilco, The Roots, and Julien Baker, as well as in his own band, Joe Baughman and the Righteous Few. Now, Krasl Art Center proudly brings this experience into the galleries, unveiling the captivating process behind Baughman's work.

The exhibition kicks off with a preview event on Friday, September 15, from 6 - 8 pm. At 6:15, join Joe Baughman and KAC Executive Director & Chief Curator Tami Fauver in the galleries for a live artist Q&A. Afterward, mingle with the artist and enjoy a first look at the art on view. This event is free and open to the public, offering complimentary bites from The Bistro on the Boulevard and a cash bar.

Join KAC for Coffee with the Curator on Thursday, September 21, from 12 – 1 pm, where visitors can engage in an insightful discussion with KAC’s Executive Director and Chief Curator Tami Fauver. Sponsored by Forté Coffee, this event is free and open to the public, providing a unique opportunity to gain deeper insights into the creative process behind the captivating stop-motion animations. Those unable to attend in person have the chance to attend Baughman’s virtual Live at Lunchtime interview on Thursday, November 9, at noon on KAC’s Facebook.

For those looking to explore the techniques of stop-motion animation firsthand, Krasl Art Center is delighted to offer a Visiting Artist Workshop with Joe Baughman. In the two-day workshop, set for Wednesday, September 27, and Wednesday, October 11, from 6 – 8:30 pm, Baughman will take you through the hands-on, DIY process of creating sculptures and videos out of anything and everything. The workshop costs $60, $50 for KAC members, is open to ages 13 and older, and free to members of KAC’s Teen Arts Council

More information about the exhibition may be found at

2023 Krasl Art Center exhibitions are sponsored by 98.3 The Coast, The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Honor Credit Union, Pella Windows & Doors of Northern Indiana, RMB Capital, Starks Family Funeral Homes, Silver Beach Pizza, Storage of America, Tyler Automotive, The John DeVries Insurance Agency, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant. Additional support provided by admission from the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff.

Artwork: Vacant Spaces film still by Joe Baughman.

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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