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Quick Draw contest to offer cash prizes

Quick Draw contest to offer cash prizes

White River Gallery is inviting all artists and “wanna-be artists” to a heightened arts experience at the first Gallery-sponsored Quick Draw contest July 7.

Held at the Artisan Marketplace in Montague (behind Comerica Bank), the contest is open to children and adults. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., with contestants beginning their pieces at 11 a.m. Each contestant will have 90 minutes to complete his or her art work in the midst of crowds at the popular Saturday venue near the Montague Farmer’s Market.

“Expect spectators to be walking around and looking over your shoulder as you work; this is a public event,” notes Marilyn Ryan, chair of the event.

When time is up, the work will be juried and cash prizes will be awarded. Onlookers may vote for a People’s Choice winner (no cash, but lots of glory). People’s Choice and juried winners will be announced at 1 p.m.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/25/12-07/02/12

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/25/12-07/02/12

06/26/2012 - Montague Bandshell Summer Concert Series
Enjoy free concerts every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at Montague Band Shell located at 8500 Ramp Rd. in Montague. Music on the shores of beautiful White Lake features jazz, folk, country, classical, swing, and international musicians. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions are available. Rain site: Montague High School Auditorium-Center for the Arts at 4900 Stanton Blvd., Montague. http://whitelake.org

06/27/2012 - Patriotic Crafts
Get ready for the 4th of July with patriotic make - and - take projects! How about air - powered sky rockets and firework paintings, while enjoying special patriotic treats! All the fun begins at 2:00 pm while visiting Hackley Public Library, located at 316 West Webster in downtown Muskegon. www.hackleylibrary.org

Michigan Laughs Weekend at Howmet Playhouse

Michigan Laughs Weekend at Howmet Playhouse

Humor and Music with a Michigan Twist - August 9 through 11

Aug 9 The Leffring Sisters

Get your toes tapping with The Leffring Sisters from Muskegon. The three sisters, Jera, Jenna, and Jillian, will entertain with humor and music as they bring Broadway showstoppers and Great American Songbook classics to the Howmet stage. Known for their three-part harmonies and the variety of instruments they play, the sisters played to a sold-out Frauenthal in December. Join us for an evening of great music with these talented young women. Check out their YouTube video for a sample!

Aug 10 Neil Jacobs in Concert

Taste of White Lake Photos

Taste of White Lake Photos

From the Howmet Playhouse Facebook page:

Check out the wonderful Taste of White Lake Photos from Kendra Stanley Mills! Thanks Kendra--they're beautiful!

http://www.tasteofwhitelake.com/photos.html

4th of July Parade & Fireworks

4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4th - Parade starts 10 am

The annual 4th of July Parade will be once again running from Whitehall City Hall to Montague City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. Over 100 units are involved in this family fun parade.

The Fireworks begin at dusk on the North end of White Lake. Sponsored by the White Lake Elks Montague/Whitehall Rotary

For more information, call the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702.

Upcoming events at Howmet Playhouse

Upcoming events at Howmet Playhouse

Jun 19, 26, 27 - Lighting Workshop with Bill Bodel
Bill Bodel, the former building and technical manager of the Frauenthal, will be teaching a 3-part FREE Lighting Workshop for any and all students who would like to attend. Bill Bodel is a living legend in our theater community, and an excellent lighting designer and teacher. The White Lake Youth Theater wants our students to have a great technical theater education, as well as an acting education, and this is a great opportunity for students to step outside their comfort zone and learn a new creative and technical skill for free!

Jun 25-27 - Shakespeare in the Summer Workshop

White River Gallery's July Artist Draws Over the Edge

White River Gallery's July Artist Draws Over the Edge

Montague, MI - Photographer Carl Luther is “over the edge” when it comes to innovation. His most recent work combines photography and pencil drawings that extend the image of the photo beyond the perimeter of the photograph. Thus, each piece is a one-of-a-kind mixed media work of art.

“It started with one picture that I wished had been a broader shot,” Luther said. “I’ve always been skilled in drawing, so rather than learn more computer editing programs, I’m now using graphite or colored pencils to augment my photographs.”

Luther had been using the very basic Photo Shop Elements program to ever-so-slightly modify his photographs. Cropping and changing the brightness or contrast were about the extent of his manipulations. He’s been going in the new direction for about a year, and calls his photo-drawings a work in progress.