Artists win awards at Orange City art exhibition

ORANGE CITY – Four area artists recently won awards at the juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition. Awards were announced at the closing reception in Orange City November 22.

Betsy Brown of Sergeant Bluff won Best of Show, with her acrylic pour painting, Moving Forward.

Honorable Mention awards went to Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Lynae Dadisman, and Emily Stokes.

Arand-McIlrath, of Okoboji, received an award for his sculpture, Button-Bracelet, constructed of red twig dogwood, crocheted yarn, buttons and bracelets.

Dadisman is a Northwestern College student from West Des Moines; her prize-winning work was a charcoal drawing entitled Iris.

Stokes created a linocut/ etching/ collage displayed as an accordion book, entitled Work Ethic. Stokes, of Orange City, teaches in the art department at Northwestern College.

The four award-winners received cash prizes. Jurors were artists Joanne Alberda of Sioux Center and Joan Brower of Orange City.

Twenty-two works by 22 regional artists were part of the exhibit, held at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre, in conjunction with the production, The Power and the Glory.  Sponsor of the show was the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with Northwestern’s Art and Theatre Departments.

 

Betsy Brown wins “Best of Show”

Betsy Brown of Sergeant Bluff (pictured above) was awarded “Best of show” for her acrylic pour painting, Moving Forward, at the Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition. The show, held November 13-22 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre, featured the work of 22 regional artists. 

 IMG_1280 Arand-McIlrath, Stokes & Dadisman

Awards given to artists

Honorable mention awards at the Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition went to (from left) Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath of Okoboji, Emily Stokes of Orange City and Lynae Dadisman, Northwestern College student from West Des Moines. The exhibit was sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. 

 

 

“Good grief! Why not?” Donate to Orange City Arts Council

“Good grief! Why not?” Chances are that Charlie Brown would support the Orange City Arts Council, and might possibly try to convince his dancing friends to do the same. The SchoolHouse Company’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown was one of the Orange City Arts Council’s summer shows, part of the Onstage Orange City series. Now the Orange City Arts Council is conducting its annual membership drive.

The Orange City Arts Council began its 2014-2015 membership campaign in late July, and is continuing until October 31.

The Arts Council sponsors Onstage Orange City, Missoula Children’s Theatre and classes in the summer, and now the Beyond Onstage series of music, theatre and dance shows from October through April, beginning with a world class Brazilian group. A classical guitarist will perform in October, an art exhibit is planned for November, and classes for students and adults are in the works.

“It’s hard to keep up with everything!” said Janine Calsbeek, Orange City Arts Council director. The 13-member board is full of ideas, she said, especially related to visual arts and local artists. “The arts teach creativity and problem-solving, they educate us about others and the world, they enhance our quality of life, they bring visitors to town. As the Arts Council’s programming grows, we need more time and funds, so donations are essential.”

Each year, the Arts Council receives approximately 40 to 50 percent of its budget from community donors.

New members who donate $30 or more may choose a gift: a Bella Ruse CD or a sturdy colorful tote bag. Those who contribute $100 or more receive complimentary tickets to select OC Arts Council events, plus gift cards providing discounts on original art by several local artists.

More more information, see orangecityarts.net. Donate online, or write a check to Orange City Arts Council and bring to the city hall or mail to PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041.

OC Arts schedule for 2014-2015

2014-15 Arts in ORANGE CITY

Aug 1 & 2 Missoula Children’s Theatre: King Arthur’s Quest. Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre. Auditions for children July 28. Performances: Fri 7:30p, Sat 2:00p

Wednesdays Onstage Orange City thru Aug 20 in Windmill Park. Aug 27 show at Northwestern’s Green. 7:00p

Fri Oct 3 Peter Fletcher, classical guitarist from New York, OC Public Library, 7:00p. 

Fri Oct. 10 Paulo Padilha and Group: Beyond Onstage series. The swing & rhythm of urban Brazil, with humor! Unity’s Knight Center, 7:30p. Workshops Oct 5-10.

Oct 27-Nov 20 Memoir class, eight afternoon sessions taught by Barbara Turnwall. Old Factory Coffee Shop.

Nov 22 Watercolor workshop taught by award-winning artist Judy Thompson, OC Area Health System Downtown campus.

Nov 13-22  Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition in conjunction with NWC’s production, The Power & the Glory, Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre. Deadline for entries: Oct. 13.

Dec The SchoolHouse Company’s annual Christmas show

Fri Jan 16 Shanren: Beyond Onstage series. Fusing indigenous Chinese with modern music. Unity’s Knight Center, 7:30p. Workshops Jan 11-17.

Sat Jan 31 Contra Tiempo: Beyond Onstage series. Urban Latin dance theatre from LA, performing Full Still Hungry. Unity’s Knight Center, 8:00p.

Sat Feb 7 An Evening of Dance featuring local dance teams, Unity’s Knight Center, 7:00p.

Sat Feb 21 Map of My Kingdom by Iowa’s poet laureate Mary Swander. Featuring Cora Vander Broek Brumlow (pictured) of Chicago. Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre, 7:30p.

Sat Mar 21 Dancing with the Stars featuring local celebrities and Gordon & Kate Bratt of the Twin Cities. Prairie Winds Events Center, 7:30p.

Sat Apr 11 Cinderella by Des Moines Metro Opera: Beyond Onstage series. Comic opera & Rossini’s finest music. Northwestern’s Chapel, 7:30p.

Mon Apr 20 Harlem Quartet: Beyond Onstage series. 2013 multi-Grammy award winner. “Contagious enthusiasm.” Northwestern’s Chapel, 7:00p

May – Aug  Onstage Orange City & Summer Suites. Wednesdays. Windmill Park 7:00p unless otherwise announced.

June – July   Classes in arts & theatre

 

 

BEYOND ONSTAGE SEASON PASS DISCOUNT UNTIL OCT. 1: $35 adults, $20 students. After Oct. 1, $45 adults, $30 students

NEW! Purchase season passes at Dove Christian Bookstore or ONLINE at orangecityarts.net/beyond-onstage. Or send name, address, email, & ph # with check to Orange City Arts Council.  Individual tickets: $10 & $7. Children 5 & under free.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP PERKS 2014-15

• A free OC Arts Council tote bag – to all new members ($30 contribution or more)

• To donors of $100 or more: several artists are offering discounts on the purchase of their work. AND $100+ donors receive complimentary tickets to select OCAC events. Donate $1000 & receive two free season passes for Beyond Onstage.

2014-15 Beyond Onstage series announced

Beyond Onstage 2014-2015

The 2nd season is even better than the first. Season passes may be purchased at Dove Christian Bookstore or Orange City Arts Council. Season passes may also be purchased online: orangecityarts.net/beyond-onstage.  $35 for adults for five shows; $20 for students. After October 1, season passes are $45 adult, $30 student. (At the door: $10 adults, $7 students, children 5 & under are free.) Shows at Unity Christian Knight Center and Northwestern’s Christ Chapel.

Oct. 10: Paulo Padilha & Group from Brazil

Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil! Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. A little samba, a little pop—you’ll dance all the way home!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zp0pQh-MlQ

Jan. 17: Shanren from Yunnan Province, China

Shanren, fusing indigenous music from southwest China with modern styles from around the globe, they’ve received critical & popular acclaim in Asia, Europe & North America. Both Paulo Padilha and Shanren are sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council & Arts Midwest World Fest, that brought the popular Le Vent du Nord & Baladino here!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwxeFqefZhc

Jan. 31: Contra Tiempo from Los Angeles

Contra Tiempo brings together salsa, Afro-Cuban, urban & contemporary dance-theatre to create Full Still Hungry. Opening night at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles was sold out. “Emotionally charged choreography, sharp cultural commentary & an unrelenting sense of humor.” (pictured) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8xdk13eLBQ

Apr. 11: Cinderella

From the Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Iowa has performed in 40 states, Japan & China… and will present the delightfully romantic comedy, Cinderella. Hilarious characters & situations set to Rossini’s finest music, it’s comic opera at its most exhilarating best!

Apr. 20: Harlem Quartet

The New York Times used the word “panache” to describe the Harlem String Quartet’s recent performance: “a flamboyant confidence of style.” Their recording with Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Hot House, was a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winner. “A new attitude to classical music… fresh, bracing, intelligent.” “Contagious enthusiasm.” harlemquartet.com

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Des Moines got a taste of Orange City.

Des Moines got a taste of Orange City.

It feels like news when Des Moines officials come to Sioux County. It doesn’t happen often, especially with the Department of Cultural Affairs. Budgets are tight. Schedules are full. We’re 200 miles away. And maybe people in the Hub of Iowa think we northwesterners are autonomous.

We like to believe that too, sometimes. But I’ve decided that it’s good to be part of Iowa.

Still, I was concerned that the Community Forum discussion July 30 would be so Des Moines-centered that we would feel superfluous. Mary Cownie and Chris Kramer, from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, came here, along with their consultants who are conducting 22 forums across Iowa… including one in Sioux City and another in Storm Lake. And 37 locals filled the meeting room at Northwestern College. People showed up from at least six towns, 20-somethings to 80-somethings, and representing a range of interests — educators, librarians, city officials, artists, patrons of the arts, Representative Dwayne Alons.

Everyone I spoke with appreciated the discussion.

What makes our communities culturally vibrant, what is missing, and what can the Department of Cultural Affairs do to help? 

The DCA, by the way, includes the Iowa Arts Council, the State Historic Society and Produce Iowa – the new state office of media production. They help bring the arts to rural communities, they are in charge of historic preservation, their latest project is iowacultureapp.com. And they head the State Historical Building, and asked for ideas on the Iowa stories that should be told there.

Suggestions flowed freely. We – all Iowans – need more sculpture walks. Trails. Trails with art and history components. More support for local artists. More cooperation. More networking between schools, arts councils, libraries, museums. More local history/ film/ story. Less town competitiveness and more regional-thinking. More travel to different parts of Iowa. Assistance in fundraising. A one-stop-shop in social media – “so we know what’s going on.”

The State Historical Building needs to tell stories honesty, said Kim Van Es of Sioux Center, reporting from her table’s discussion; “It needs to include painful or controversial parts of our history.” How about stories about Native and immigrant communities, the role of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, civil rights history, leadership in education, the polio epidemic, wind energy, rural life and ag business? Suggestions included a stage, gallery, and a bar graph similar to the one at Ellis Island, showing the origin countries of immigrants through the decades.

But this may not help northwest Iowans unless there’s a strong and interactive online presence, and traveling exhibits. And encouragement for schools to bring fifth graders to visit.

The DCA employs 60 people, and Iowa has almost 40,000 people employed by the creative sector, said Chris Kramer of the DCA.  She and her cohorts liked Orange City – the fresh faces at the meeting, the positive attitudes, our ideas, our lovely town.

And it didn’t hurt that they came on a Wednesday, when the Woudstra brat stand was open. “Wow, I’m glad I called you to set up a forum here,’ said Kramer with a smile.

I’m glad, too.

— by Janine Calsbeek, director, Orange City Arts CouncilIMG_7975 Community Forum with Chris Kramer smaller

Orange City’s Got Talent! 2014 winners

ORANGE CITY –  Sydney Krommendyk, Hannah McGarvey and The TriTones took the prizes in the fourth annual Orange City’s Got Talent!

The area talent show was held Wednesday, May 28 at Windmill Park in Orange City, the first of the 2014 Onstage Orange City summer series.

Sydney Krommendyk, sixth grader from Orange City, (left) took the top prize with her vocal rendition of Titanium. 

Hannah McGarvey of Alton (2nd from left) played a cello piece by Astor Piazzolla,  Libertango, and earned the second place award.  Her accompanist was Lori Vande Brake.

Tri-Tones, (right) an a cappella trio of Ben De Groot and Sam De Groot of Sioux Center, and Joel Pasma of Ripon CA, won third place.  

The three winners won cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 respectively.

The other seven acts in the talent show were Ensemble Royale, The J’s, Kari Broadway, Julie Junck, Jade De Kock, Miranda and LaRae Bloemendaal, and Christie Conover and Angela Riedeman.

The evening ended with Popular from Wicked, performed by emcees Amanda Haverdink, the 2013 OC’s Got Talent winner, and Lois Estell.

The Onstage Orange City event was sponsored by the Orange City Area Health System and Quatro Composites™, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council.

 

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ORANGE CITY – Onstage Orange City begins its fifth season next week, and the stage will be popping with entertainment. It’s Orange City’s Got Talent! (But the talent comes from beyond city limits!)

Windmill Park is the place, Wednesday, May 28 the day. The show begins at 7:00pm.

This free event, part of the Onstage Orange City series, is sponsored by the Orange City Area Health System and Quatro Composites™.

This annual show promises a variety of performances from talented locals.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places: $100, $75, and $50, respectively.

Tim Breen, Deb De Haan and Mike Noteboom are serving as judges. Lois Estell, along with last year’s winner Amanda Haverdink, are emcees. Plus Haverdink and Estell will treat the audience to a duet during the judges’ deliberation.

Additional thanks go to Orange City Floral, Windmill Park Jewelers, Headquarters for Hair and Mary Kay Beauty Consultant Christie Conover.

The planning committee includes Aaron Beadner, Leanne Bonnecroy, Lois Estell and Mike Stokes.

Concessions will be offered. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location is the Unity Christian Knight Center.

Onstage Orange City is a program of the Orange City Arts Council. For more information or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net or facebook.com/ocArts, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

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SIGN UP to be part of Orange City’s Got Talent! Click here to register.

Winners of the 2013 Orange City area talent show were, first place, Amanda Haverdink , who dressed as Eponine in Les Miserables and sang On My Own; second place, The Acappellors: Drew Lemke, Amanda Vander Stelt, Travis Balt, Trevor McMahan, and Kory McMahan; and third place, dancer Andres Ortis Cantu.

First, second & third place winners of OC’s Got Talent 2013 are not eligible to be contestants for this year’s event, but may audition again in 2015.

 

Janine Calsbeek named to Iowa Arts Council board

Governor Terry E. Branstad recently announced the appointment of Janine Calsbeek to the board of the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.  The three-year term began July 1, 2014.

Calsbeek has served as executive director of the Orange City Arts Council for five years.

On June 6, Calsbeek participated in the Iowa Arts Summit in Des Moines. She served as a panelist with Chuck Swanson of Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, and Carmen Darland of Quad City Arts. The three spoke on Programming through Partnerships: the opportunities and challenges to building partnerships in the arts.

Onstage Orange City: SongBlast

ORANGE CITY – Two men, two voices, and more songs than any duo could possibly know – that’s SongBlast. Onstage Orange City presents SongBlast on Wednesday, June 4 in Orange City’s Windmill Park. The show begins at 7:00pm.

This free event, part of the Onstage Orange City series, is sponsored by OC Sanitation and Joe’s TV and Appliance.

SongBlast’s Pat Balder of Maple Grove MN and Glen Everhart of Blaine came together just two years ago.

Balder grew up in tiny Foley MN, and taught himself to sing and play guitar, piano and drums.  After earning a degree in music and classical guitar performance from St. John’s University, he worked with Polygram Records, wrote and produced music for Target, Sun Country Airlines and Harley Davidson, and has done thousands of shows in the Twin Cities, New York, Las Vegas, Nashville, and elsewhere.

Everhart, originally from St. Paul, plays guitar, piano and harmonica, and earned a degree in vocal music at St. Cloud State. He has performed as a solo singer/ songwriter and comedian for years, plus did a 10-year run with “Fyder & Everhart.” He’s done many shows for 3M, a national tour for Super 8, two CHS national conventions and performances at state fairs in six states.

The two brought their electric and acoustic guitars together at the suggestion of Gary Berg of G.L.Berg Entertainment, meeting at Everhart’s home on May 17, 2012.  For six and a half hours straight, they played songs, discussed pop music history, told stories of the road, and compared their approaches to entertaining, writing, business, and family.

The two specialize in hilarious parodies, and perform everything from classics to contemporary.

According to an audience member, “I just kept laughing all night!” Others said: “They can play anything that you’d ever want them to play!” “The most fun I’ve had in years.” “Spectacular!”

Onstage Orange City is a program of the Orange City Arts Council.

Concessions will be offered June 4. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location is the Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net or facebook.com/ocArts, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com. To hear SongBlast, check songblast.net.

Onstage Orange City: Watoto Children’s Choir

ORANGE CITY – The Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda will present their energetic music and dance show in Orange City Wednesday, June 11 at Windmill Park.

The 7:00pm show features original and vibrant African music with dance routines and life-transforming stories. The program is entitled “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.”

The show is part of the Orange City Arts Council’s Onstage Orange City summer series, and is sponsored by  Orange City Communications.

The globally-acclaimed choir was born from the holistic care program, Watoto, initiated to serve a variety of needs of the African people, especially those of children orphaned as a result of war, poverty and HIV/AIDS. “We share a message of transformation,” said Watoto founder Gary Skinner, “telling the story of Africa’s rescued orphans and women.”

Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents, and all live in Watoto Children’s Villages.

“It’s a concert of hope,” said Skinner, and he and the choir desire to reach audiences “with the message of Christ’s healing power,” he said.

This tour began in Argyle, TX in mid-January and the 22  children and 10 adults will travel for six months, visiting Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa, ending their tour in late June in Colorado.

Since the tour’s inception in 1994, 64 choirs have traveled globally, providing the children with an opportunity to broaden their world view. They have done shows in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, France and the U.S., and have performed for everyone from royalty and national leaders to the ordinary person.

The June 11 concert is free, but an offering will be received for Watoto.

Thanks to Living Water Community Church for assisting with the event.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions will be offered. Rain location is Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council, ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.6514 or see orangecityarts.net. Watoto’s site is watoto.com/choir.

 

Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Rain location: Unity Christian Knight Center. (For changes related to the weather, check orangecityarts.net, Facebook or local radio. Or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com)

Summer Suites 2014

ORANGE CITY – Update on June 18: Summer Suites will be held outdoors!

The Orange City Arts Council’s annual celebration of flowering gardens and music – and irresistible sweets – is coming soon. The 2014 Summer Suites will be held Wednesday, June 18 in three backyard gardens in Orange City.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

The “progressive concert” will feature cellist Hannah McGarvey, storyteller Jim Schaap, and ventriloquist Lisa Laird.

Hannah-McGarveyHannah McGarvey invites Summer Suites guests to immerse themselves in the world of tango from Argentina and Brazil.

A recent graduate from Biola Univeristy in cello performance, McGarvey plans a program featuring music from South America’s most well-known composers. Listeners will get a chance to hear tango music by Astor Piazzolla, songs of the Argentinian gaúchos by Alberto Ginastera, and folk-influenced Brazilian pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

McGarvey, of Alton, is actively teaching private lessons and working as a freelance musician in northwest Iowa, and plans to attend graduate school in the near future to pursue a degree in ethnomusicology.

Lori Vande Brake is McGarvey’s accompanist.

Lisa Laird and Lily

Lisa Laird and Lily

Lisa Laird, of Orange City, was honored to be asked to be a featured performer at the International Ventriloquism ConVENTion in July. Other performers include Jeff Dunham (seen on David Letterman and The Tonight Show) and Terry Fator (winner of America’s Got Talent, season two). So Laird is doing her adult ventriloquism show first at Summer Suites. Kids will love it too!

Fourteen years ago, Laird was drawn into the world of puppetry by her sons Matt and Dan, and completed several levels of training. She worked with puppets in the preschool classroom until ’08, and now travels full-time as a family entertainer with Pockets Full of Fun.

She has received four Gold awards as well as first place in the Axtell Video Contest in ’13, and has performed at various conferences sponsored by Creative Ministry Solutions.

Jim Schaap

Jim Schaap

James Calvin Schaap – Jim! – will read and tell stories at the third garden. Schaap has been writing all kinds of things for almost 40 years. This summer a collection of his newest stories will come out, Up the Hill, folk tales from the cemetery of a small Dutch town in northwest Iowa. “That’s all we’re saying, really,” said Schaap, “but if you’ve never heard a story that features Calvinist zombies, you will soon.”

Schaap recently left Sioux Center after 37 years of teaching at Dordt College. He and his wife moved to rural Alton.

Summer Suites will be held in the backyard gardens of Marilyn Mayberry, Shay and Jackie Davis, and Dale and Jill Pluim.

The event, part of the Onstage Orange City series, is sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. Instead of a show in Windmill Park, the event happens in three backyards.

Advance tickets are necessary, at $10 for adults and $7 for students. If purchased June 13 or before, tickets are discounted, at $7.50 for adults and $5 for students at the Orange CIty Arts Council office, Orange City town hall and Dove Christian Book Store. Get tickets for the whole family and bike or drive from garden to garden. Maps and schedules are provided to ticket purchasers.

For more information, contact Orange City Arts Council, 712-707-6514 or ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

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And more info… about the gardens for Summer Suites!

The progressive concert/ garden tour – with desserts at each location – will be held at the backyards of Marilyn Mayberry, Dale and Jill Pluim and Shay and Jackie Davis, all in Orange City.

IMG_6191Dale and Jill Pluim’s yard features birch trees, a large maple tree, evergreens and lilacs. A red playhouse/ storage shed sits at the edge of the shady property, complementing the Pluim home. It’s an intimate setting. Ventriloquist Lisa Laird will do a program for adults, but children will enjoy the show too!

Shay and Jackie Davis live on the northwest edge of town, on a property that reminds them of their childhoods. Jackie grew up on a farm, and Shay’s childhood home was like their Orange City home. “When I went out the front, I was a city kid. The back, a farm kid,” he said.

Their front yard features perennials: day lily, bleeding heart, spiderwort, sweet william, columbine, coral bells and a variety of hosta. In the back is a two-tired deck and a large yard with mature evergreen, maple and cottonwood trees. Behind their tree border is a creek and cornfield, and their own zipline. IMG_6303

Their latest addition are homemade outdoor “lights,” attached to the side of their home – created with the help of Mariah and Makenna, with mason jars, pebbles and candles.

Author and storyteller Jim Schaap will entertain the audience at the Davis yard.

The third garden is Marilyn Mayberry’s, a large yard filled with ash, spruce, locust, amir maple, pagoda dogwood and Japanese lilac.  Marilyn has planted 17 trees since moving to her home about 18 years ago.

Fritz Kroese was the artist of her backyard patio, created last summer from a picture Marilyn found. There’s a two-sided pergola with Italian wedding lights, stamped concrete and a water rock fountain. “This is the only water front I’m going to have,” she said with a smile.IMG_6172

Marilyn’s garden also features Siberian iris, witch hazel, key lime hydrangea, and pachysandra.

Cellist Hannah McGarvey, accompanied by Lori Vande Brake, will perform at Marilyn’s place.

Rain location for Summer Suites is the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre.