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MCC Fine Arts Gallery Presents “Home”

FLINT — The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by five members of the Detroit area Riopelle Artist Collective titled “Home.” The exhibition includes illustration, design, painting and prints by Dylan Box, Lyz Luidens, Ian Matchett, Sarah Brennan and Ellen Nelson. Their work will be in the gallery now until March 8. In addition, they will give presentations about the work, Feb. 25 at noon, in the Visual Arts and Design Center, room 129. These events are made possible in part by the Ballenger Trust. The artist statement for the show: Home: a physical space, or the memory of it? The Home Show is a collection of interpretations of the idea of home by the visual artists of Riopelle. In mixed media artworks, ranging from oil paintings to drawings to 2D and 3D prints, we explore the meaning of home, past and present. Memory blurs physical spaces together, selectively arising and adding details, building the foundation on which we experience our current and future homes.

Details: Visit facebook.com/riopellecollective or emailhello@riopelle.com. The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts & Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The public is invited. For more information call the Art & Design office at 810-762-0443. — G.G.

Richfield Church of the Nazarene to host Simulcast

RICHFIELD TWP. — Richfield Church of the Nazarene hosts Tragedy into Triumph, a simulcast event to provide real help and hope to people all over Genesee County that are hurting.

Richfield Church of the Nazarene is pleased to announce the nationwide simulcast of a segment of the Tragedy into Triumph Series, which will feature Taya Kyle, well known wife of Chris Kyle, on March 14. This simulcast segment will show how God can bring triumphant change into our lives, even in the midst of tragedy. This event is free to the public and is being simulcast exclusively to the church’s location at 7524 E. Mt Morris Rd, Otisville, 48463.

On Monday March 14 at 7 pm, Taya Kyle, wife of American Sniper Chris Kyle, will share how she is overcoming the loss of her husband. Tara Kyle is the wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, and the author or New York Times bestseller, American Wife. Taya is a bold advocate for women and families and a passionate voice for faith, strength and American ideals. Following the tragic death of her husband, Taya recounts her personal experiences as the wife of an American hero from her book, American Wife. Highs, lows, griefs and joy – she honestly shares the trials and triumphs of life with and without Chris Kyle, and ultimately finding her place in the midst of her journey. Taya is a frequent speaker for various organizations. She is a proud mother and resides in Texas with her family.

Details: Visit www.tn2tsimulcast.org or call 810-653-6218. — G.G.


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