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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.

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend

Saturday, June 16, 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, June 17, 11 am – 4 pm


Our 34th Annual juried Arts and Crafts festival will once again be located at the Goodrich Park Annex along beautiful White Lake. Continuous live entertainment-- Keith Scott and local favorite Mike Snell. Face Painting and more for the children. Food vendors include pizza, cotton candy and more. Over 75 booths with a wide variety of participating artists.

Fundraiser for Meinhardi Restoration Project at Pub 111 on Fri. June 15th.

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

June 7 - Taste of White Lake—2012
Come join us for a community of flavors at the 4th Annual Taste of White Lake, the largest annual fundraiser for the Playhouse. A mix of local businesses will join forces to provide an evening of fun, great food, Michigan beer & wine, live music, and a silent auction, all benefiting the playhouse
Don't miss out on this delicious event.


June 14-16 - Godspell Jr
The Nuveen Theatre Workshop presents Godspell Jr., a musical by Stephen Swartz and John-Michael Tebelak. The structure of the musical is a series of parables based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The music is highly charged and uplifting.


Jul 5-7 - The Nerd

Nuveen expands summer art camps to Rothbury and Lakewood Club

Nuveen expands summer art camps to Rothbury and Lakewood Club

$10 Summer Art Camps return for another season at the Nuveen Community Center for the Arts in downtown Montague. Several of the popular 4-day art classes for elementary and middle school students will also be offered in two centrally located areas of Rothbury and Lakewood Club to allow more students the opportunity to participate in arts activities throughout the summer.

“Lack of transportation to the Nuveen Center is one of the biggest factors preventing kids from participating in arts enrichment programs at the Nuveen Center,” reports Erin Charles, director at the Nuveen. “Our solution this summer is to bring the program to the kids!”

Nuveen builds community through musical theatre performance of Godspell Jr.

Nuveen builds community through musical theatre performance of Godspell Jr.

The Nuveen Community Center for the Arts in Montague, Michigan is building community through musical theatre. On June 14, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m., the participants in the 2012 Nuveen Theatre Workshop will present a musical theatre performance of Godspell Jr., a shortened version of the 1971 Broadway classic, Godspell by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak. This creative and highly energized telling of the parables of the Gospel according to Matthew features upbeat music and lively action to entertain youngsters while delivering thought-provoking imagery and sophisticated themes for adults.

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, June 16 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, June 17 11 am – 4 pm


Our 34th Annual juried Arts and Crafts festival will once again be located at the Goodrich Park Annex along beautiful White Lake. Continuous live entertainment-- Keith Scott and local favorite Mike Snell. Face Painting and more for the children. Food vendors include pizza, cotton candy and more. Over 75 booths with a wide variety of participating artists.

Fundraiser for Meinhardi Restoration Project at Pub 111 on Fri. June 15th.

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

“Accidental Artist” Linda Busse Hosts Reception June 2 at White River Gallery

“Accidental Artist” Linda Busse Hosts Reception June 2 at White River Gallery

A fall from her horse in 2008 incapacitated Linda Busse for months, but now that horseback riding is off her agenda, the artist has more time to expand her artistic horizons. Busse welcomes everyone to White River Gallery 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 2, to view a large body of her work. Admission is free. Busse will be showing watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, stained glass, sculpture, jewelry, knitted scarves with beads, and hand-beaded Native American regalia

“I have really thrown myself into my work since (the accident),” she said. “I've been taking as many art classes as possible to keep improving my abilities. I've also had more time to teach art classes at the Nuveen (Community Center for the Arts) in Montague.”

A retired elementary school teacher, Busse has been concentrating on watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil media, but has also been making jewelry and doing beadwork. “In the future, I hope to try incorporating my beading into my watercolors.”