International muralists leave artistic impressions in Flint

International muralists leave artistic impressions in Flint

Flint’s scenery just got an international touch. Through the graffiti art of world-renown muralists, various locations around the city will receive eye-catching makeovers in the coming days. One site adding to the community’s visual appeal is a downtown-area cultural attraction. Located at 620 West Court St., Totem Books is now the proud canvas  of  Brazil’s Binho […]

Altered Art with Flint Handmade: Tearing up books at Totem

Altered Art with Flint Handmade: Tearing up books at Totem

At Flint Handmade you can express your creativity by tearing up old books to create art. “Creativity is one of the aspects of life that gets into our humanity … there is something about working with your hands and creating something new and beautiful in the world,” says founder of Flint Handmade, Crystal Pepperdine. Begun […]

Books help build bonds at Hispanic cultural celebration

Books help build bonds at Hispanic cultural celebration

Literacy became a cause worth celebrating at a recent Totem Books event, complete with food, music, and dancing. As part of festivities in conjunction with National Independent Bookstore Day on April 28, the Hispanic Technology & Community Center hosted “Celebrando Dia del Niño y Dia del Libro” at the downtown Flint bookstore. Combining the Latino […]