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Good Sports' comes to museum's Focus Gallery

Good Sports' comes to museum's Focus Gallery

From: http://www.hollandmuseum.org/

On the heels of the very popular "Secret Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibition, Holland Museum announces its latest Focus Gallery exhibition, "Good Sports: Early 20th Century Team Photos."  "Good Sports" is comprised of a variety of black and white photographs of Holland, Michigan sports teams spanning the years 1900-1935, as well as period balls,pennants, trophies and other memorabilia.

The idea for this exhibit stemmed from a single image in the Museum's collection, a small photo of the Holland High School Boys Basketball team from 1911. It caught the eye of archivist, Caz Jung, while she was filing photos. Jung was intrigued enough to have the image blown up and hung in her office.

Summer favorite returns Thursday night

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) The popular Downtown Holland Street Performer series starts this Thursday night. The weekly event will bring 30 artists and groups to entertain with the public with almost every type of performance art imaginable. The event starts this Thursday and runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm through August 25th.

Each week will also highlight a featured performer.  This week Kalamazoo based musician Alan Kazam will stroll downtown all night.

For more information click on the highlighted link to the Downtown Holland Street Performer series.  


Island Reflections - The Contemporary Art of Curacao

Island Reflections - The Contemporary Art of Curacao

News Release:

August 19 - October 1, 2011

Guest Curator - Susan Wilczak



Friday, September 9, 2011

5-6 pm

Artist Talk at 4:00 pm EST

De Pree Art Center and Gallery

Hope College/Holland, Michigan USA

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10- 5pm EST, Sunday 1- 5pm EST

This exhibit celebrates the art and culture from the island of Curacao by focusing on ten actively working studio artists. The unifying theme of this exhibition is reflection/identity which is explored in depth by this group of artists.

Free Family Film Night Part of Hope College Summer Film Series

HOLLAND - The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will feature three films in its summer film series in addition to offering for the first time a Thursday night free family film series.

The free family films will be every Thursday from June 9 to July 7 at 8 p.m., timing to enable audience members to enjoy the downtown street performers and then watch a family-friendly movie for free.

The Summer Film Series will begin on Friday, June 10.


Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces 2011 Season

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Announces 2011 Season

HOLLAND - The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre announces a 40th season that will be full of music, comedy, laughter, life lessons, and sentimentality.  Be sure to fit HSRT's productions into your summer calendar! The season begins on June 17th and runs through August 13th at three locations: DeWitt Center mainstage at Hope College, the downtown Knickerbocker Theatre, and Hope's DeWitt Center Studio Theatre.

  • Opening the season on June 17th is Children of Eden: from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell and Wicked) and John Caird (Les Misrables) comes a joyous musical about parents and children...not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!  Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous musical examination of the conflict between parents and children.  Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on June 17, 18, 23, 30, July 12, 16, 25, 30, August 5, and 12.


International Relations Commission Festival: Celebrating Our Multicultural Connections

International Relations Commission Festival: Celebrating Our Multicultural Connections

This is a FREE family event with a full entertainment line up, various ethnic food booths, children's activities, and outdoor movie! The event began in the South Shore Village Business District and for its third year, the planning committee is looking forward to expanding this event at Kollen Park on beautiful Lake Macatawa and adding an outdoor movie at Dusk!  Many thanks to Haworth Inc, City of Holland International Relations Commission, and Interfaith Congregation for their financial contibutions that make this year's festival possible.

The Karate Kid will be showing at dusk in the bandshell, hosted by the Holland Youth Advisory Council and made possible by generous donations from Robert DeNooyer Chevrolet and McDonald’s/Milagro Six, Inc. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Concessions will be available to help raise funds for future outdoor summer movies.  


Zeeland brass quintet is rated top in the state

Zeeland brass quintet is rated top in the state

The Zeeland High School Brass Quintet was recently chosen as the top high school brass quintet in the state. The group performed at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo May 12, 13, and 14. Two members of the group were also chosen to participate in the Festival’s Honors Band.