Area arts July 24 – 30

This friendly pirate invites you to bring books
to the Grand Rapids Area Library before August 1 
for the annual book sale the first weekend in August.


All Month

Weaving, fiber, basketry and beadwork invitational exhibition highlights the best natural materials and talent our north woods have to offer. Exhibiting artists include:
John Zasada, Emily Derke, Nate Johnson, Cathryn Peters, Leah Yellowbird, Shannon Lucas Westrum, Eve Sumsky, Kristin Majkrzak, Susan Vann, and Dawnette Davis. Also landscapes by Mollie Oblinger. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, Annie Humphrey, David Dobbs, Chelsey Johnson, Brittany Benson and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Pop Up Park. Cut outs and works by Dan Root. Corner Highway 2 and 1st Ave. NW.

Chelsey Jo Johnson: printmaking and mixed media works. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Art on the Edge. Multiple artists whose work has been chosen by juror Sarah Brokke Erickson. This event is free to the public. Thursdays – Fridays. 10 am – 4 pm. Edge Center for the Arts. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, July 25

12 – 12:45 pm

Tuesday Summer Concert Series. Brahms Horn Trio. French horn, piano and violin classics. Heidi Wick, Mary Ellen Haupert and Nancy Oliveros. Optional lunch served at the church at 12:45 pm following the show. $6 per person. Grand Rapids Alliance Church. 600 SE 17th St.

6 – 8:30 pm

Open Pottery. Instructor: Bruce Bartos, $15 each/ $10 student. Join area potters and students of all skill levels in this informal, on-going weekly class. The instructor will be on hand to give one-on-one guidance and tips about techniques, glazes, and firings. Call by noon on Tuesday to register for that day’s session 218-326-2697. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

7:30 pm

Independent Film Series. Human Capital. Based on Stephen Amidon’s acclaimed novel, director Paolo Virzì presents a riveting and stylish modern day morality tale of class, greed and desire. With a lavish home and beautiful wife, hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi seemingly has it all. Meanwhile, real estate agent Dino Ossala struggles to maintain his family’s middle-class existence and faces even worse financial straits when his wife announces that she is pregnant with twins. Leveraging his daughter’s relationship with Giovanni’s son, Dino deceives the bank and manipulates his way into the Bernaschi hedge-fund. As the destinies of both families become further entwined, a fateful hit and run accident sets in motion a chain of events, triggering dangerous consequences that will change their lives forever. Directed by Paolo Virzì. Italy | Italian with English subtitles | 110 min. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Wednesday, July 26

7 – 9 pm

Sam Miltich and Friends. Gypsy jazz. VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

Thursday, July 27

Copper Street Brass and a Day on the Water at the Grand Rapids Public Library

1 pm

Community create 2 hour painting class limited to 15 (sign up at reference desk)

5 – 7 pm

Art exhibition in the library

6 pm

Discussion of brass on library west lawn

7 – 8:30 pm

Copper Street Brass Performance. Library west lawn. (inside for inclement weather).

6:30 -10 pm

Open figure drawing. This group meets weekly to draw from a live model. No instruction is provided and participants must provide their own materials. Poses usually range from 15 minute to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude.  10 sessions. $40 a month.  MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 pm

Open mic night hosted by Mike Miller. VFW.14 NW 3rd St.

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Bonfire Chamber Music Festival. Violinist Nancy Oliveros and pianist Mary Ellen (Patnaude) Haupert will perform works written 100 years ago! Join us for gorgeous sonatas by Claude Debussy and Ottorini Respighi, as well as a delightful set of works by Jean Sibelius – all written in 1917. $12. $20 for two nights. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Friday, July 28

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Bonfire Chamber Music Festival. Violinists Ray Shows and Nancy Oliveros (from the Artaria String Quartet) will join forces with pianist Mary Ellen (Patnaude) Haupert and local horn player Heidi Wick for music by Mozart, Moszkowski, and Brahms. These virtuoso works will put you on the edge of your seats! $12. $20 for two nights. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.