“One World” Exhibit by Paul Collins

Final Days to View the Powerful “One World” Exhibit by Paul Collins, A Reflection of Us!

The exhibits closing reception, open to the public, will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 5:30 pm – 7:00pm on the Devos Place Skywalk.

[DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503]

Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad

The exhibition features painting, prints, presidential letters, appointments, honors and awards. The paintings depict monumental moments in history, everyday heroes and nature’s elements, weaving together threads of commonality, carrying the message of our connection to one another and mother earth.

The beautiful imagery is full of life’s lessons exuding with dignity for humanity and mother earth.

“With all of the negativity that surrounds our daily lives, it is important for our psyche that we take time to reflect on positive moments in life.  This exhibit provides that relief with a focus on dignity and unity”. Carol Collins

World acclaimed artist Paul Collins exhibit, showcases his immense talent across decades and continents. This must-see exhibition is compelling, with images that will stir the soul in a rarely seen compilation of Collins’ works, honors and awards.

Collins has been commended by Presidents, world figures and civil rights leaders through his passionate interpretation and humanitarian efforts. His commissions include Presidents, NASA, Coretta Scott King, the NFL Hall of Fame, national and international corporations .

Collins said: “Art is one of the things we have left that brings us all together. I am motivated by the human response to the positive. All too often we forget that our individual lives are part of a bigger picture and we are all affected by one another on some level.” “I use my art to motivate, encourage, inspire, and uplift people from all walks of life. Inspiring the human imagination with threads of commonality through personality, language and the art of Mother Earth.”

Paul Collins with his iconic painting "Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad"

‘Jazz in the Sanctuary’ Concert

‘Jazz in the Sanctuary’ Concert Season to Conclude March 11 with Dave Proulx and David Rosin

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The fourth season of Fountain Street Church’s Jazz in the Sanctuary concert series will conclude on Sunday, March 11, at 3:00pm. The series pairs the spontaneous wonder of jazz with the acoustic and architectural beauty of the century-old sanctuary in downtown Grand Rapids. Robin Connell, series host and staple of the West Michigan jazz scene, will welcome pianist Dave Proulx and bassist David Rosin for over an hour
of exciting music and light conversation.
Connell received West Michigan Jazz Society’s 2017 “Musician of the Year” award for her
widespread collaboration with area jazz artists and her continuing work on the Jazz in the Sanctuary series. Originally from Grand Rapids, Proulx is the pastor of Battle Creek Community Church and an accomplished musician in the realms of worship, jazz, and beyond.

His brother, John Proulx, is perhaps the better-known jazz pianist in Michigan, but the two benefited equally from growing up in the same musically rich household and continue to share their passion for jazz piano. Rosin, jazz bassist and educator, grew up in the metro Detroit area and currently resides in East Lansing. He studied under the state’s great bassists at Western Michigan University and Michigan State University and has performed extensively throughout the Midwest. In 1997, he toured Australia with the Andrew Speight Quartet and recorded an album that won an Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) music award for “Best Jazz Album”.

General admission to the March 11 concert is $10 online or at the door. College students may show ID for $5 off. Tickets and additional information are available at fountainstreet.org/jazz.

Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503