Art transcends the visual medium on WMUK’s ArtBeat with Zinta Aistars, who takes a weekly look at arts, culture, and creativity in southwest Michigan. ArtBeat airs every Friday at 7:50am and 4:20pm on 102.1FM WMUK as well as 10:50am on 89.9 Classical WMUK. Zinta is the creative director of Z Word, LLC, a writing and editing service. She is the host of the weekly radio show, Art Beat, on WMUK, and the author of three published books in Latvian — a poetry collection, a story collection and a children’s book. Zinta lives on a small farm in Hopkins, where she raises chickens and organic vegetables, and wanders the woods between writing assignments.