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Going Green: Blending Art & Nature Exhibition

Going Green: Blending Art & Nature Exhibition

From: Lowell Area Arts Council

Art drop-off for GOING GREEN: Blending Art & Nature Exhibition is today from 12-6 & Sat, 10 - 1 (June 3 & 4). On display June 7 through July 14, see how artists teen through adult find inspiration in nature or use their art to help educate on environmental issues. Gallery hours: Tues-Thurs: 10-6; Sat 1-4.

Opportunities are available for gardeners in Lowell

Opportunities are available for gardeners in Lowell

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Flowers are blooming in Lowell.  If gardening is your passion, the Lowell Showboat Garden Club could use volunteers.

The club puts together and maintains community plant displays throughout the city of Lowell.  Displays include the Riverwalk, The Showboat, The Lowell Airport and entrance and more.

If you would like more information contact Regina Grover at 616-648-4103.


Lowell orchestra students perform before a full house Monday night

Lowell orchestra students perform before a full house Monday night

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Parents of Lowell students in orchestra had a chance to enjoy a year worth of hard work Monday night. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes along with High School Orchestra performed at the Lowell Performing Arts Center at the high school.

Every seat in the auditorium was taken as parents crowded in to listen to the performance.  The Middle School Choir wrapped up the night with a show-stopping performance of 'Don't Stop Believin'.    

Orchestra teacher Wendy Tenney thanked parents for their commitment to the program and thanked students for their hard work during maternity leave this year. Tenney says enrollment in the program continues to grow.


A chance for your child to experience Shakespeare this summer

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Does your child have a flair for the dramatic.  If so, you might want to sign them up for the Shakespeare in the Park. Brent Alles is offering a 'kid friendly' version of Hamlet for children 7 through 18.  Registration is $60.00 per child and takes place July 23rd at the Lowell Area Arts Council.

Award winning artist offering classes in Lowell

Lowell, Mich. Learn to capture landscape’s nuances of color, light and texture in new ways with award-winning pastellist Marianna Heule. In these six Monday evening plein air pastel sessions, held from 6:30 to 9 p.m., you will have the opportunity to explore the Franciscan Center grounds, taking advantage of the scenery for explorations into perspective, design and “interpreting nature as a treasured gift.”

To see examples of Marianna’s work, visit her website at www.mariannaheule.com.

All levels with some drawing experience. Limited to 15 students. Fee: $175.  (Mondays evenings only, except Memorial Day)Franciscan Life Process Center, 897-7842

MayFest Bluegrass Festival this weekend at fairgrounds

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) MayFest Bluegrass Music Festival kicks off tomorrow at the Kent County Youth Fairgrounds in Lowell.

This years headliner is Danny Paisley and the Southern Blue Grass Band.

Friday admission is $10.00 with performances running from 6pm to 10pm.  Saturday the music lasts noon until 10pm. Saturday's price is $17.00.  Sunday the festival will continue with Gospel Music in the morning. Tickets for the final event are $5.00 per person.

For more information visit http://www.wmbma.org/festivals/mayfest11/mayfest11.html or call 616-897-6220.

Signs of Summer: West Michigan Concert Series

Signs of Summer: West Michigan Concert Series

Written by Mallory McKnight

Locate your lawn chairs; the summer music season has arrived in west Michigan. The eclectic collection of musical talent playing the stages and amphitheaters of summer offer everything from folk to jazz, funk to metal. With a different series going on almost every weeknight and festivals filling the weekends, there will be no shortage of tunes and good times come summer's long days and late nights.