Huss Future Festival 2012

On Saturday, July 21st *culture is not optional hosted it’s annual Huss Future Fest at the Huss Project in Three Rivers, Michigan. The event included art vendors and installations, musical performances, mural paintings, instrument making, local produce, a fish fry, veggies from Triple Ripple community garden, a media sale, baked goods, a garage sale, face-painting,…

Storytelling: That thing I love

As part of the commitment to model creative communities in this place, *cino periodically hosts storytelling nights as an opportunity for people in this community to tell their stories. Each night has a theme and everyone is invited to come to either tell a story or listen to the stories of others. Sunday, June 17,…

Announcing Practicing Resurrection 2012!

Join us August 9-12 at The Huss Project for our fourth biennial Practicing Resurrection conference. With a theme of “The 100-Mile Imagination,” the conference is moving right here to Three Rivers, Michigan! Come celebrate the delights of place by camping out on the Huss Project’s four acres and enjoying a variety of workshops for all…

Report from the Future (Festival)

Huss Future Festival took place last Saturday, as 300 visitors from near and far filled the hallways with music, laughter, participation and creativity. We had a good ol’ time and raised over $600 for the Imagining Space Project at Huss, in addition to raising funds for Triple Ripple Community Gardens and the annual Back to…

Report from ^camping 2011 in Ohio

Steve and Mel Montgomery’s wonderful hospitality began the moment we pulled in the driveway of their lovely 65-acre farm and only grew over the three days of ^camping is not optional. A beautifully restored, three-story white house stands guard at the top of the hill over acres of pastures and woods. As an educational space…

^camping is not optional 2011

When we started camping–way back in 2001 when *cino was just an asterisk-shaped glimmer in our eyes–the idea was to camp every year in various locations. We camped in Pennsylvania that first year, and then in Michigan, West Virginia and Illinois. Finally, we landed in a very comfy spot at Russet House Farm in Cameron,…