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2014 Ice Sculpting Competition starts Jan. 10

2014 Ice Sculpting Competition starts Jan. 10

HOLLAND, Mich.-- The public is invited to visit Eighth Street in downtown Holland this weekend to see ice sculptures created by college students from the Midwest and beyond.

The National Ice Carving Association and Downtown Holland are partnering to host the Collegiate Invitational Ice Sculpting Competition on Friday, Jan. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Crown Motors of Holland is sponsoring the event.

For more information, call (616) 394-0000 or visit http://www.downtownhollandice.com.

Hope College De Pree Gallery to feature sculptor's work

Hope College De Pree Gallery to feature sculptor's work

HOLLAND – The gallery of the De Pree Art Center at Hope College will feature the work of Sarah Lindley in an exhibition titled “Exiting Allegan” from Friday, Jan. 10, through Friday, Feb. 7.

In addition, Lindley will present an artist talk on Friday, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m. in Cook Auditorium in the De Pree Art Center. The talk will be followed by a reception in the gallery beginning at 5 p.m. The public is invited to the exhibition, artist talk and reception.  Admission is free.

Lindley is department chair and associate professor of art at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo. She studied art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, receiving her BFA in 1996.

Hope College announces Knickerbocker Film Series winter lineup

Hope College announces Knickerbocker Film Series winter lineup
HOLLAND – Hope College’s Knickerbocker Film Series, focusing on independent and foreign films, will show five films from January through early April at the historic Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The series will open with “A Miracle in Spanish Harlem” and will continue with “Blood Brothers,” “Inuk,” “The Rocket” and “Spinning Plates.”  All showings will begin at 7:30 p.m.

LaughFest announces expanded performances in Holland and Lowell

LaughFest announces expanded performances in Holland and Lowell

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (NEWS RELEASE) – Gilda’s LaughFest has announced the talent lineup for shows in Holland and Lowell during the festival’s fourth year, which runs from March 6 – 16, 2014.

Holland shows will include Christian comic Jeff Allen, Kids Joke Night, Holland Chorale, Klompen Comedy, Laughter Yoga and community showcases. Shows in Lowell include PJ Walsh, Kids Joke Night, Laughter Yoga and community showcases.

“Over the last few years, the programming we’ve had in Holland and Lowell has grown in popularity,” said Joanne Roehm, LaughFest festival director. “As a result, we’re excited to bring more great entertainers to these communities and we’ve diversified the types of performances offered.”

Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival accepting submissions

Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival accepting submissions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Time is running out to register for the upcoming Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival.

The competition is designed for Michigan high school student filmmakers to showcase their talents.  Students are asked to produce a 30 second public service announcement promoting building character, healthy lifestyles or celebrating diversity.  Filmmakers are asked to target one of two audiences: kindergarten through 6th grade students or 7th through 12th grade students.  The winning work will be used in classrooms.

The deadline for submitting a PSA is Feb. 7, 2014 with a $10 registration fee; students who submit an entry by Jan. 17 pay only $5 for registration.  For more information on the Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival, visit the competition website here.

LaughFest holds final volunteer informational meeting Dec. 17

LaughFest holds final volunteer informational meeting Dec. 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—LaughFest returns to Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland in March, but now is the time to learn about how you can help.

Volunteer registration opened  on the LaughFest website earlier this month. Opportunities during the 10-day festival of laughter include event promotion, logistics, ushering, selling merchandise and office support.  Organizers will hold a final volunteer informational meetings at the following time:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

              Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

              1896 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids

 

LaughFest holds first volunteer informational meeting Dec. 14

LaughFest holds first volunteer informational meeting Dec. 14

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—LaughFest returns to Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland in March, but now is the time to learn about how you can help.

Volunteer registration opened last week on the LaughFest website.   Opportunities during the 10-day festival of laughter include event promotion, logistics, ushering, selling merchandise and office support.  Organizers will hold two volunteer informational meetings at the following times:

 

  • Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.

             Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

             1896 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids

 

  • Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

              Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

              1896 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids