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Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike


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    Authors Chris Byron and Tom Wilson

    Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike: From Sand Trails to US-31 depicts the adventure and romance of motoring on Michigan’s most prominent early highway, M-11, the first continuous, improved road between Michigan City and Mackinaw City. Seasoned authors M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson tell the story of this road’s early beginning as serpentine sand trails and rutted dirt pathways and its transformation to US-31 used by today’s traveler. Vintage postcards, photographs, maps, and ephemera illustrate this journey.


    Photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick

    Dianne Carroll Burdick, a Western Michigan University graduate, is a free-lance photographer in Grand Rapids. Her images are on the Grammy-nominated CD of Debra Henson-Conent with the Grand Rapids Symphony. Her latest book was released in August of 2006, called Listen to the Landscape , a collection of twenty-eight hand-colored photographs, with haiku by Linda Nemec Foster, and published by Eerdmans Publishing, and in its 2nd edition. She provided the images for the CD Treasures From the Great Lakes, Music for Bassoon, Horn and Piano., released in July of 2009. Her new book, Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food, A Culinary Road Trip will be published Spring 2012 by Arbutus Press, and written by Jaye Beeler.


    Guitarist Jeff Dwarshuis

    Classical guitarist Jeff Dwarshuis will play through centuries of guitar virtuosity and beauty—from beautiful Renaissance lute transcriptions to modern day masters.

    Art Hop

    Art Hop is a free event that features new art exhibits in a fun, casual atmosphere. Usually held on the first Friday of the month, Art Hop is a fun, friendly, informal happening where people meet friends and family for an evening of art and entertainment. Numerous galleries and businesses host a variety of artwork, and you can hop around from one exhibit to the other. You also have the opportunity to meet the artist. Four times a year the Art Hop is expanded to include downtown Kalamazoo merchants. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.