Bluegrass Jam Sessions
POSTPONED -- NEW DATE:
Thursday, February 26
5:30 - 8:00 pm
The Holland Area Arts Council and the Hope College Music Department have cooked up another partnership idea!
You've loved the Brown Bag Lunch concerts, and now, under the leadership of Hope's Nate Roberts, we are offering the community the opportunity to experience American folk music with our new series, Bluegrass Jam Sessions!
On the third Thursday of every month, a House Band of area musicians will play in our Padnos Gallery for backup. We welcome you to bring your own instruments and join in. The first hour (from 5:30 to 6:30) will be designated specifically as a "Slow Jam," so musicians of all levels should feel welcome to come and play! There will be lots of sharing musical traditions, but most of all - lots of fun!
This program is FREE and we encourage all ages to attend. There is no requirement to participate in the jam - you can just come and enjoy the music.
West Coast Leadership Arts and Culture Day
April 15, 2015
West Coast Leadership will build a stronger community by creating an informed, committed, and diverse network of community trustees who possess a sense of stewardship of the community and its resources. Participants will enhance their community knowledge, civic network, and leadership abilities and they will accept leadership roles in the community.
The Holland Area Arts Council partners with the West Coast Chamber of Commerce to lead the Arts and Culture Day. Learn more about West Coast Leadership and the goals of the day here.
You imagined a world with no more art.
It's time to know more art.
Complete this month's challenge and share your story at www.knowmoreart.org.
Calligraphy as Fine Art
Wednesday, March 4
6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program will feature Jane Ewing of Grand Haven on “Calligraphy as Fine Art” on Wednesday, March 4, at the Holland Area Arts Council starting at 6:30pm. Non-members are asked to pay $5 toward the speaker’s fee.
Ewing says, “I am dedicated to building an awareness of calligraphy as fine art… It is taking on new dimensions in current thinking, and lettering artists are more often seeing their work in galleries and museums. It is no longer an independent, elusive form of art. Today it is fine art and must be viewed and judged with the best of contemporary art.”
The First Place winner of the 2014 MI Arts: All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition for her piece, “In the Company of Ravens,” held at the Holland Area Arts Council, Jane Ewing earned her bachelor degree from Western Michigan University and master degree from Wright State University in Ohio. She has been practicing the art of calligraphy for twenty years. Her works are based on both traditional and abstract calligraphy.
The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council. For more information, visit the guild’s blog at lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-878-1526.
Hope College Brown Bag Lunch Series
Founded in 2008 and directed by Hope College piano professor Dr. Andrew Le (Drew), Brown Bag has rapidly become one of the most popular and innovative music events in the Holland area. Built on the premise that classical music should be accessible by all, the series presents classical art music in a setting that is completely free of pretense: performers are required to wear jeans and talk to the audience about their selections, people of all ages are encouraged to come and go as they please, and everyone is encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and make as much or as little noise as they wish. Light beverages are also served.
The free Brown Bag concerts happen every month of the academic year at the beautiful Holland Area Arts Council from 12-1 p.m. Each hour-long program consists of a wide variety of musical offerings primarily from Hope students, faculty, and staff.
An Invited Preview
Sunday, February 22
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Matthew Farmer will be holding an open rehearsal for his new piece that will premier at the Dance 41 concert at the end of the month. Observers will witness an behind the scenes look at the rehearsal process, be able to ask questions, and participate in the choreographic process. They will get an in depth, inclusive and active preview at the makings of a dance piece. Join us in the dance studio at the Arts Council!
Presented by the Hope College Dance Department and the Holland Area Arts Council.
Top 20 Art in Bloom Poster Competition
Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2015 Art in Bloom Poster Competition through which a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time poster. The artwork is also used on additional merchandise throughout the festival year.
The Holland Area Arts Council administered the Art in Bloom Competition in the Fall of 2014 inviting artists from Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo counties to submit artwork for the poster competition, as well as the Viewers’ Choice Awards.
The top 20 posters can be viewed online here, and the artwork will be on display in the Arts Council's Lievense Gallery during Tulip Time, May 2-9.
View the Top 20 Posters.