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Christmas through Lowell

Christmas through Lowell

Kick off your holiday shopping season in Historic Lowell at the 19th Annual Christmas through Lowell. The Chamber of Commerce presents over 40 homes and businesses that are unique and magical.

Visit the website at www.christmasthroughlowell.org

Awards presented for 2011 Michigan Photo Exhibition

Awards presented for 2011 Michigan Photo Exhibition

Guest Juror Dennis Grantz presented awards to top photographers in LowellArts! first state-wide juried photography competition at the closing reception Sunday, October 23. The recipients were (back row) Carrie Joers of Jackson, First Place; Laura Covey of Jackson, Second Place; Thomas Hegewald of Grand Rapids, Fifth Place; Dennis Grantz, Guest Juror; Paul Willis of Rockford, Fourth Place; and (front) Michelle Pittman of Sand Lake, Third Place; and Christie Caputo of Gross Pointe Woods, Sixth Place.

“It was gratifying to see many excellent pieces executed in the good old fashioned darkroom or with other alternative processes, and at the same time exciting to view the many and varied visions of those working with good digital SLR’s and the range of expertise displayed with photo manipulation software,” commented Grantz.

Visit www.lowellartscouncil.org for additional information.

Museum Opens New Exhibit

Museum Opens New Exhibit

The Lowell Area Historical Museum has open their special exhibit entitled "Fabulous Furniture". The Grand Rapids Public Museum has loaned the suite to the Lowell Museum for two years.

This exhibit will be staged in the Museum's Special Exhibits Gallery through August 30, 2012.

Girls Night Out in Lowell

Girls Night Out in Lowell

Lowell's Girls Night Out is set for October 20 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There are giveaways, freebies, activities and great deals.

Fire and Water artist receives award

Fire and Water artist receives award

Patti Sevensma, an artist who is a part of the Fire and Water ART! gallery in Lowell, has been granted Signature Membership in the National Collage Society.  This is the highest distinction awarded to collage artists who have been selected by juries for the Annual Juried Exhibit.

The National Collage Society, Inc. (NCS, Inc) is a non-profit art education foundation with headquarters in Hudson, Ohio.  The purpose of this organization is to educate the public about the only new fine art medium of the 20th Century, collage.  Collage is defined as a work of art with another layer glued on the surface.  It was found in many craft forms until 1912 when George Braque glued a piece of wallpaper on the surface of one of his paintings and created fine art.  He was sharing a studio with Pablo Picasso in southern France and they both pursued this new medium extensively.  Their collages can now be found in museums around the world.

Women's center changes location for better exposure

Women's center changes location for better exposure

The Alpha Women's Center has relocated to the former Ball's Floral building on East Main. The completely remodeled building has more space and better visibility, according to director Deb Karasiewicz.

Attwood donated $9,000 toward the remodeled building that has three counseling rooms, a boutique, a basement for storage, a waiting room and space for volunteers. Alpha Women's Center will hold a fundraiser at Grand Volute on October 27 called a Friendship Banquet. Reservations are required by October 20.

Cookbook author to teach healthly nutrition classes in Lowell

Cookbook author to teach healthly nutrition classes in Lowell

JoAnn Rachor, author of "Of These Ye May Freely Eat" and "Fast Cooking in a Slow Cooker" will teach healthy cooking classes Lowell. The classes will take part on October 11, 18, and 25 at the Riverside Fellowship 7th Day Adventist Church.

Rachor will be making enchiladas, a lentil vegetable soup and non-dairy macaroni and cheese in a crock pot, along with desserts and salads, and tofu meatball's with sweet and sour sauce. She will also teach how to make kale chips as a substitute for potato chips and roasted butternut squash.