Getting to Know Joe Becherer

Getting to Know Joe Becherer

On this episode of Light Conversations, Holly Bechiri sat down with Joseph Becherer, former Chief Curator and Vice President of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, who left Grand Rapids recently for a new role as director of the  Snite Museum of Art, as well as helping them create the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame over the next two years.

Getting to Know Fred Bivins, “Mr. Festival”

Getting to Know Fred Bivins, “Mr. Festival”

On this episode of Light Conversations, Holly Bechiri got a chance to sit down with one of the biggest supporters of the arts—and artists—-in our region. Known to many of us as “Mr. Festival” because of his long-time involvement and leadership in the annual Festival of the Arts event and its coinciding Regional Arts Competition, Fred Bivins gives us all the inside information.