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Holland is Ready’s free film series returns in February with “Transamerica”

Holland is Ready’s free film series returns in February with “Transamerica”

NEWS RELEASE:

HOLLAND – Holland is Ready’s free film series returns to the Park Theatre on Friday, Feb. 4, with the 7:30 p.m. showing of “Transamerica.”

The comedy-drama tells the story of Bree, a transsexual woman who goes on a road trip with her long-lost son. Felicity Huffman, who also stars in TV’s “Desperate Housewives,” won a Golden Globe award for her performance as Bree and was also nominated for an Academy Award.

One of the major themes of the film is the personal journey toward self-discovery, both for Bree and her son as they struggle for understanding and to forge a parent-child relationship.

The 2010-11 film series is being presented by Holland is Ready, a group of community leaders working for the safety, rights and inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons in the Lakeshore area.

Other upcoming films, also shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Park Theatre, 248 S.

Dr. Seuss exhibition opening delayed due to roof leak

Dr. Seuss exhibition opening delayed due to roof leak

From: Holland Museum

Inclement weather has caused a serious roof leak at Holland Museum, forcing the rescheduling of its highly-anticipated "Secret Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibition.  In addition to pushing back the official opening, the Member Preview scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, has been canceled.
 
The museum will be closed through this Friday, January 21 and reopen on Saturday, the 22nd at 10 am.  The Focus Gallery Dr. Seuss exhibit will be open at that time.
 
The museum has scheduled a "Seuss-a-bration" for Wednesday, January 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hope College De Pree Gallery features Exhibit of Drawing

HOLLAND – The gallery of the De Pree Art Center at Hope College will host “End of the Line: An Exhibition of Drawing” from Friday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Feb. 11.

The exhibition will begin with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 14, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The opening will include a poetic line reading at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. Heather Sellers of the Hope English faculty and five students.

The public is invited to both the exhibition and the opening.  Admission is free.

Artists with work displayed in the exhibition include Gwen Barbara, Joe Biel, Hilary Hopkins, Sandra Reed, John Spurlock and Eric White.  Biel will be visiting campus on Saturday, Jan. 29, to participate in a workshop with studio art majors at the college.
In explaining the exhibition’s title and theme, the gallery’s description notes, “Line is a fundamental element in all forms of the visual arts; line pushes concepts, gives shape, and exaggerates form.

Tulip Time Festival Art & Craft Fair and Parade applications now available

Tulip Time Festival Art & Craft Fair and Parade applications now available

News Release:

HOLLAND, MI - January 12, 2011. The 11th annual Tulip Time Festival Art & Craft Fair, held Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9am-5pm and Sunday, May 8, 2011 from 11am-5pm, is now accepting vendor applications. This is a juried art and craft event and space is limited. For Art & Craft Fair guidelines and an application go to “Applications” at http://www.tuliptime.com/. Deadline for the Art & Craft Fair application is February 1, 2011.

 The Tulip Time Festival parades take place Wednesday, May 11, 2011 (Volksparade); Thursday, May 12, 2011 (Kinderparade); and Saturday, May 14, 2011 (Muziekparade).

'Secret' Dr. Seuss art comes to Holland Museum

'Secret' Dr. Seuss art comes to Holland Museum

HOLLAND, Mich. - Holland Museum kicks off its 2011 exhibition schedule on January 20 with its newest Focus Gallery exhibition, "The Cat Under the Hat: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss."

The 'secret' art of Dr. Seuss is a collection of authorized estate editions based on paintings and sculpture created by Theodor Seuss Geisel at night for his own personal enjoyment. The locally-collected prints that comprise the exhibition represent a segment of Geisel's work rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime. They also provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American icon.
 
Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible and instantly recognizable work. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that those familiar with him only through his classic children's books may have never seen. Created over a period of more than 60 years, the exhibition encompasses the entirety of Seuss's multi-dimensional talent.

Holland student wins third place at North American International Auto Show poster contest

Holland student wins third place at North American International Auto Show poster contest

HOLLAND, Mich.- Zeeland West High School and Visual Communications student at Careerline Tech Center (CTC), Stephanie Miller, recently won third place at the North American International Auto Show's (NAIAS) 23rd Annual High School Poster Contest in the 11th grade division. Miller received $100, a framed certificate, and two tickets to the Auto Show for her winning design.

Established to engage the creative minds of Michigan's future artists, the annual contest recognizes students from local art communities. The 2011 contest received 740 poster entries from 79 high schools all over the state of Michigan.

Sally Salkowski, Visual Communications Instructor for Careerline Tech Center, was pleased with Miller's third place win. "Once again this year, one of CTC's Visual Communications students has placed in this extremely tough competition," said Salkowski.
"I'm just so proud of these students and their awesome talents!"

Holland Historical Trust presents 'An Evening with Jeff Daniels'

Holland Historical Trust presents 'An Evening with Jeff Daniels'

From: http://www.hollandmuseum.org

The Holland Historical Trust is proud to announce a fundraiser concert with actor/musician/playwright Jeff Daniels, on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.