Bye-bye boys’ club: Tackling inclusive growth in Grand Rapids’ improv comedy scene is no joke
Nov. 10, 2016; rapidgrowthmedia.com
A performer, producer, director, teacher, and all-around leader in the Grand Rapids improv comedy scene, Eirann Betka has watched the handful of improv comedy troupes grow to dozens in the past few years.
… The 23-year-old (Maleny) Crespo moved from Holland to Grand Rapids about six months ago to attend Grand Rapids Community College, where she also works as the director of external affairs for the college’s student governance, GRCC Student Alliance.
Aberson Exhibits to Host Solo Art Exhibition Invocationns by award-winning Rick Stevens
Nov. 9, 2016; KMOV
Leading Tulsa-based art gallery Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to announce a solo art exhibition by artist Rick Stevens. Intriguingly entitled Invocations, the exhibition is scheduled from November 10 to December 3 at 3524B S Peoria Avenue Tulsa, OK.
… Son of a talented landscape painter, Rick grew up in Sparta, Michigan. Inspired by his dad’s evocative landscapes which echoed the wonder of rivers, wildlife and woods like magic, he went on to study fine arts at Grand Rapids Community College and the Kendall School of Design and Aquinas College. However, the most important lessons came from the woods themselves when, after graduation, he decided to spend his days meditating & absorbing life forces of the forest, in an isolated cabin. Further he met an Indian spiritual teacher who influenced his cultivation of yoga and meditation- and together with his study of transcendentalism; he found a way to connect to spiritual facets of nature.