Artworks Foreign Film Series presents No Man’s Land
Saturday – December 13th at 7:00 PM at the Big Rapids Community Library
Drama (2001) – Bosnia and Herzegovina
During the Bosnian Civil War, in 1993, two soldiers — a Serb and a Bosnian — find themselves trapped together in a trench between enemy lines, while the Bosnian’s wounded comrade lies nearby atop a land mine that could blow them all to smithereens. Awarded 2001 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
98 Minutes – Rated R
FREE ADMISSION … DONATIONS WELCOME
The Big Rapids Camera Club (BRCC) is about to snap. More than fifteen BRCC members will be displaying their work in the Artworks Gallery for the “I’m about to Snap” exhibit. The exhibit begins December 6 and runs through February and Festival of the Arts.
Each member will display four pieces. Some will be for sale. Please come to the reception on December 12 from 5-7PM and throughout the display to see these unique pieces showcasing the photographic talent in our town and area.
If you are a Michigan-based artist, we want to hear from you!
The Painted Turtle is a gift shop located in historic downtown Big Rapids. We are housed within the Artworks building and feature art and gifts by more than 70 artists. The holiday season is our busiest time of year, and our customers are always looking for something fresh, new, and fun.
The Painted Turtle is interested in all mediums and we accept new exhibiting artists year-round. Continue reading
Order by November 10th in-person at The Painted Turtle or by phone (231) 796-2420.
Pick up early December.
$8.00 per package of 10
Choose blank cards or cards with the message
A midnight snow
Falls on the holly’s brow.
In the morning stillness
Sirius watches us
Wake to a new world
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Thank you to the many volunteers who set up The Way We Worked exhibit that opens October 7th. Please join us for a reception and presentation, The Worst Jobs in American History, Friday, October 10th, 5:00-8:00pm. Click any picture to start the slideshow.
In July, Artworks and Blue Lake presented a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by German students. Their host families loved posing with these young actors. What a marvelous night.
Click an image to view the slideshow.
Artworks was awarded a grant by the Michigan Humanities Council to show “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution. “The Way We Worked” uses materials from the National Archives to show the history of work from about 1855 to 1990. We will supplement the exhibit with objects from our local work history. The exhibit starts October 4, 2014, and continues through the end of November, 2014.
Artworks was awarded a $14,000 operational support grant by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). This grant will help pay our daily costs of operations in 2014, such as staff salaries and utilities. The funds that otherwise have paid these expenses can be redirected to program or building enhancements. Watch our website for news!