TUESDAY TRIBUTE HONORS CAROL KUHN BUSICK

Creative 360’Tuesday Tribute to Carol Kuhn Busicks next Yes We Can! Tuesday Tribute features Carol Kuhn Busick (94) who grew up on a homestead farm 22 miles from the nearest town before returning to Michigan to attend high school. She will share fascinating stories that were included in her book, “Life on the Prairie” published in 2004. Now sold out, her book is filled with stories bolstered by family photos and Busick’s exquisite water color paintings. Enjoy lively conversation, tea and treats at Creative 360 on Tuesday, March 5, 2-3:30 pm. Admission is $5.

Married in 1900, Busick’s parents, Mae Hatt and Paul Kuhn, began their married life on a 40-acre farm in Michigan. In 1907, with one son and one daughter in tow, the couple left the tree studded land of Michigan for 160 acres in the North Dakota prairies. When they arrived, there was enough money to buy a horse, a bicycle and lumber to build a shack. Years later, a house, barn and granary replaced the shack. Cattle, horses, pigs and chickens filled the barn and out buildings. And seven children filled the ranch house. You won’t want to miss Busick’s stories of bravery, perseverance, tenacity and good humor.

Creative 360’s Tuesday Tributes offer an opportunity to hear from and about an array of fascinating seniors – their lives, their creative process, and their adventures. Always on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., they offer lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A. There are ten Tuesday Tributes in the Yes We Can! schedule this year.

The remaining are as follows:

Mar 12: Ralph Rye (94) – Designer and Builder

Apr   2:  Barbara Muessig (84) – Entrepreneur

Apr   9:  Dr. Joyce Henricks (83) – Artist, Author, Educator, Volunteer

Apr 16:  Mitzi Clark (82) – Actor, Dancer, Writer

Apr 23:  Carl (87) and Patricia (81) Price – Spending Time in Our National Parks

Apr 30:  Virginia Florey and Leona Seamster – Midland: Her Continuing Story

About Yes We Can!

Six years ago, Creative 360 developed an innovative program designed to recognize and honor the contributions of people who are 80 and over in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. This amazing segment of our population has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. The Yes We Can! program gives people of all ages ongoing opportunities to engage with, and learn from, this dynamic group of senior presenters.

Since the program began in the winter of 2014, Creative 360 has celebrated more than 300 Great Lakes Bay artists, scholars, scientists, and community leaders. These octogenarians inspire everyone to be more active and to realize we can all be contributing community members at any age!

Thanks to The Barstow Foundation, NADA Northwood University, and Space Studios for their generous sponsorship of this year’s Yes We Can! program. For more information about Yes We Can!, go to Creative 360’s website at becreative360.org or call 989-837-1885.

If you know of someone who is (or soon will be) 80 or above and should be considered as part of future Yes We Can! programs, please contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or by email at creed@becreative360.org.

About Creative 360
Creative 360 is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.