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A Tribute

StMary Window

To another artist’s work – high school classmate and friend Maria Bucek Orr. Last night there was a devastating fire at a local church – St. Mary Magdalen of Kentwood, Michigan. My friend is a very talented stained glass artist and lifelong church member. The project to create new windows for the church took her… Read More

Festival 2011 Volunteers

If you think you can lend a hand at my booth at festival 2011 – please contact Stacy or call 616-550-8107.  You’ll have a fun time… guaranteed! We will be in the Art Sales Tent directly on Calder Plaza adjacent directly south beside the orange sculpture. Sometime in mid-May 2011, festival will provide my exact… Read More

Please Vote for the Boat!

The tall ship I traveled on this past summer, the S/V Denis Sullivan, is in the running to receive a $10,000 grant through The Intelligent Use of Water Awards. All you need to do to help is just click and vote! This is an interactive grant program that awards funds to water conservation and environmental… Read More

Grand Rapids Public Library Michigan's National Parks Exhibit

Four West Michigan photographers are currently on exhibit on the fourth floor of the Grand Rapids Public Library, showcasing their images of Michigan’s National Parks. The photos by Steven Huyser-Honing, Stacy Niedzwiecki, Steve Nelson and Dianne Carroll-Burdick capture the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Keweenaw National Historic… Read More

MichiganMoments Photographer – Robert deJonge

Over at MichiganMoments – a terrific artist from the Petoskey area has been featuring some wonderful work from around the state – Robert deJonge. Bob was selected to serve as Artist-in-Residence at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore , Acadia National Park and Petrified Forest National Park, and offers digital photo workshops as well. Come on… Read More

Help a Michigan Photographer Win!

I have a local Michigan photographer friend – John Dykstra – who has been fortunate enough to have several images selected in the semi-final round of a special American Life photo contest sponsored by Capital One and Newsweek. I am going to post his images here – he would love for you to vote on… Read More

Adventurer of the Year Rob Gauntlett Dies in the Alps

I am very sad to learn yesterday – the news of the tragic death of a young man I met in November at the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year ceremonies – Mr. Rob Gauntlett. BBC Video Interview News about the accident: BBC News Telegraph UK #1 Telegraph UK #2 National Geographic ADVENTURE blog Russ… Read More

Day Four: Breakfast at Nat Geo

After a night of fun, Russ and I would be the first to admit it was a bit difficult to get up and get over to breakfast at National Geographic. But – neither of us would have missed this opportunity, so a few cups of coffee later, we were headed back up the street to… Read More

Adventures in DC: the Celebration!

On the evening of our third day in DC – it was time to experience the event that brought us there in the first place… The 2008 National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine’s Adventurer of the Year Celebration! This is an annual event that honoring those in the world of adventure whose extraordinary achievements have expanded our… Read More

More Fun from the Fourth!

As I mentioned in an earlier post – we did a lot of fun activities over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Here’s a few images of us enjoying our day visiting Tad & Sarah Smedes. Tad had one last fling at his house because it has sold. They are newly married (as of April),… Read More

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