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Upcoming Community Events

Wicked Lake Forest Cemetery Tour

October 2, 2014
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. 616.842.5560 x222

Explore the more "wicked" and "notorious" residents of Grand Haven's past with a Fall walking tour of Lake Forest Cemetery. Stories of mysterious crimes, murders, miscreants and other dubious characters are all part of Grand Haven's exciting past! Tour is weather permitting. Meet at the cemetery office building.

When Amelia Earhart Came to Michigan

October 2, 2014
07:00 PM / 08:30 PM
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. 616.842.5560 x222

“When Amelia Came to Michigan” is a 60 minutes lecture and visual presentation created in the Spring 2014 is the real life story of Amelia Earhart’s adventures in Michigan. Our many years of research indicates she was here more than 25 times promoting the aviation industry and opportunities for women in this field. Our lecture and visual presentation begins with her childhood at the turn of the century, her family life and education, early flying experiences, the world records and her 8 years of adventures in Michigan. Over a 10 year period, we collected Michigan newspaper articles about Amelia, also hundred’s of photographs, old film footage, plus the music from the 1920’s and 30’s. Our lecture presentation reveals the life and times of the woman who flew for the fun of it.

First Friday Gallery Walk at C2C

October 3, 2014
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM
C2C Gallery, Grand Haven 616-935-7337

ArtWalk 2014 Artists' Reception
Location: C2C Gallery, 104 Washington, Grand Haven

C2C Gallery is thrilled to host three internationally recognized artists as our 2014 ArtWalk entrants. Each artist is well known as experts in their mediums. We are hosting Mark Chatterley’s sculptural work; Mark Mehaffey’s paintings; and Dianne Wolters’ papier-mâché installation. These three artists are in several public and private collections, and have won many awards throughout their creative lives.

Mark Chatterley creates larger than life clay or bronze sculptural work. Mark says, "I try to make resonating pieces that are left as signposts or markers to a vibration that I have felt in my life journey. I believe you can put energy into a piece of art that can be felt by others." The gallery and the Community Center have several of his figures. Mark is also competing in ArtPrize.

Mark Mehaffey is an accomplished painter, known for being a committed public art teacher. He is a popular juror, workshop instructor and lecturer around the country and is listed in "Who's Who Among Americas Teachers". Mark says, "As tangents occur in my life, they also occur in my work. I allow myself the freedom to follow my tangents. Can line, color, shape and value be juxtaposed to have the same emotional impact as a thunderstorm?"

Dianne Wolters is both a 2D and 3D artist. Her ArtWalk entry is a papier-mâché sculptural installation. In her studio you will find a collection of objects that participate in narratives. They are often playful, sometimes nostalgic, and on occasion, unsettling. The process of layering surfaces, ideas, and images has been a consistent interest. Just as the layering of images in the paintings allows her to combine old with new, familiar with fantastic, the layering in recycled paper builds upon itself while holding onto its past.

Nick Kraus & Miss Kathleen will be performing their blend of alt-country, rock, blues, punk, folk, and all things Americana. Our visitors always enjoy hearing them.

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