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LOCAL WEATHER

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Wednesday 04/01 20%
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Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
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Thursday 04/02 80%
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Rain likely with a few thunderstorms. High 52F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Friday 04/03 10%
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Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Budding GHHS Artists Get Their Own Art Exhibit in Grand Haven

April 3, 2015
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM
C2C Gallery 616-935-7337

Grand Haven, Michigan (March 31, 2015) C2C Gallery, Julie Sanford Designs, and the Creative Fringe are hosting the 4th Annual GHHS Ceramic and Jewelry Show on Tuesday, March 31 and First Friday Art Hop, April 3. On March 31, families and participating students are invited to attend the Opening Evening recognizing their creative talents. More than15 ceramic forms and 15 jewelry creations have been selected for this exhibit. The show will remain on display through the third week in April. On April 1, the exhibit will be split between two locations. All student jewelry will be on display at Creative Fringe. All student ceramic work will be on display at C2C Gallery.

Sheri Greene, GHHS ceramics instructor, says, “The students represented in the show have taken 1 or 2 high school ceramics and jewelry courses. Of these students, only one student selected is taking a third level course. These students have created some outstanding art works, especially when considering their level of experience as beginners in the ceramic and jewelry making mediums. They are talented, creative and hardworking. The students' are encouraged to develop their ideas by researching and planning as initial steps in the artistic process. They may gain inspiration from a wide range of resources including found objects, photos and digital images, other artists' work, process sketches, and experimentation. Mrs. Sipe, GHHS jewelry instructor, and I are privileged to be their teachers and have so enjoyed being able to mentor their artistic development and getting to know them as people. They have much to offer and we are proud to present their work in a public and professional venue. Thank you to Cyndi Casemier, whose brainchild it was to have this show and make it an annual event, and to the generosity of the gallery owners involved.”

“I am amazed each year with the creative ideas that the students show in their work,” says Cyndi Casemier, owner of C2C Gallery. “Grand Haven families are very fortunate to have these classes available to their children.”

In 2014, Jewelry was added to the competition. Irene Sipes, Grand Haven High School jewelry instructor, teaches bead wrapping with wire, small loom beadwork, and metalwork. Julie Sanford, Sanford Design, juliesanforddesigns.com, and Stacy Broas, The Creative Fringe, thecreativefringe.com, join us this year as jurors.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series: The Laker Quartet from GVSU

April 12, 2015
02:00 PM / 03:00 PM
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222

String students from GVSU return to LDL featuring works by Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. The Laker Quartet includes: Jaclyn Ruedisueli, violin; Alison Sall, violin; Elizabeth Boyce, viola; and Kevin Flynn, cello. Funding for the Sunday Concert Series is generously provided by the Matilda and Harold Crane Donor Advised Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

Experience Arts and Humanities at April 15 Open House

April 15, 2015

The public will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the MCC Arts and Humanities Department during an Open House on Wednesday, April 15, from 3:30-8 p.m. The free event includes refreshments.
Visitors can view a variety of art displays, take a self-guided tour of the Overbrook Art Gallery, view Business Ethics projects, speak with an MCC Radio student, pick up the latest edition of the student newspaper, The Bay Window, and meet with professionals from Art, Communications, Dance, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, and Theater.
The schedule of activities in the Overbrook Theater include:
• 3:30-4 p.m. – MCC Instructor Dr. Conor Roddy will present a lecture titled “Does God Know What I’m Going to Do before I Do It?”
• 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. – the MCC Dancers will perform dance pieces
• 5-5:30 p.m. – the MCC Theater students perform
• 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. – Individual musicians will perform
• 7- 8 p.m. – MCC Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble Concert
For more information, contact the Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

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