Heritage and family displayed at church gallery

Sixty-two members of Second Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven each chose one meaningful work from their own collections for the "Secondʼs Choice: Pieces of Our Lives" exhibit.
Anonymous
Mar 3, 2013

The exhibit is on display in the church's Atrium Gallery through May 12.

The majority of the works are reminders of heritage and family. One of the oldest pieces is a doll quilt done by a great-great-grandmother in 1855. The art is from many countries and many pieces were inherited from family members. Each is accompanied by a description of the story behind the art, if known.

Several pieces show parts of Grand Haven history: the Deremo Bayou float bridge, now gone, painted in 1932 by a great-uncle; a calendar page from Casemier Market given out in 1922; a cherished family home demolished for a city parking lot; and a childhood home on Franklin Avenue.

One section shows Dutch heritage: scenes of windmills, canals, landscapes and churches. Other works are reminders to their owners of world travels.

Second Christian Reformed Church is at the corner of Sheldon and Robbins roads. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Call 616-842-0710 for special arrangements.

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