The Saugatuck Center for the Arts will host Bostwick Lake Church pianist Roger MacNaughton in the prestigious Sky Hempy Keyboard Series on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2:00 p.m. As a composer, MacNaughton has won numerous awards for original compositions including first place in the United States by the International Music Aid Awards for his composition “Charlevoix Keepsake.” MacNaughton has appeared in concert at the Trinity House Theatre in Livonia, Detroit’s Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Music Series, Grand Rapids Public Schools Art’s Jam, Schuler’s Books & Music, Lowell Area Arts Council, St. Cecilia Music Center, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Aquinas College. In addition to releasing five instrumental CDs and composing the soundtrack for the documentary “The Gift of All,” MacNaughton’s original “Delicate Dancer” was selected for the new-age piano music compilation “Music In Motion” released in Mittweida, Germany in 2008. Located at 400 Culver Street in Saugatuck, the Center has transformed a community eyesore into an asset, which provides expanded opportunities for high quality arts and cultural experiences. Tickets for the concert are $10 (children are admitted free) and may be purchased by calling (269) 857-2399 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at www.sc4a.org/performances.php. Parking at the center is free.
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Juried craft show features quilt raffle A handmade, queen-size “Michigan” quilt and pillow made by women of Bostwick Lake Congregational Church is just one of many raffle items available at the church’s annual juried craft show “A Bazaar for All Seasons.” Each square in the quilt represents something significant to the state of Michigan. The raffle drawing will occur at the end of the show. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5 at the show or by calling (616) 874-8893 in advance. Raffle participants do not have to be present to win. In addition to the raffle, 37 artists will be selling their crafts on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church located at 7979 Belding Road, Rockford. Unique items include Amish rugs, wood carvings, oil paintings, purses, baby items, pottery, stained glass, paper crafts, photography, felted accessories, and much more. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. a lunch of potato soup, chicken salad, Maurice salad and baked goods will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.
Described as George Winston meets Yo-Yo Ma, the piano/cello duo of “MacRaven” brings their combination lyric cello lines intertwined with New-Age piano sonorities to two April events. Award-winning composer and Bostwick Lake Church Music Director, Roger MacNaughton, teams with Grand Rapids Symphony cellist, Steve VanRavenswaay, on Sunday, April 12 at the 10:30 a.m. Easter Service at Bostwick Lake Church located at 7979 Belding Road. One week later on Sunday, April 19, the duo performs in support of the Grand Rapids Public Schools’ fundraiser “Arts Jam.” In addition to MacRaven, the benefit concert includes performances by Marvin Sapp, Lazy Blue Tunas, Michelle Covington, Potato Moon, and Steve Talaga and is hosted is Gerry Barnaby. Tickets for the afternoon are $20 for adults and $5 for children and are available by calling (616) 819-2156. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. followed by an art auction with food and beverage reception at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center located at 600 Forest Hills Avenue. Parking is free.