June 27-30 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
About The Program
*Tuesday-Thursday drop-off and pick-up is at the SCA, and Friday drop-off and pick-up will be at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland.
Bryanna Manning is a fine artist based in West Michigan. She creates original oil and acrylic paintings and prints inspired by Lake Michigan’s shore and surf. Bryanna has her bachelor’s degree in studio art and communication from Hope College and her master’s degree in communication from Western Michigan University. She lives and works in Holland, MI with her husband, Jake, and their five children.
Photo credit Brian Kelly
Rae Lang (she/they) is the Founder and Artist behind Woosah Outfitters based in Grand Rapids, MI with storefronts in Grand Rapids and Douglas, MI.
“Woosah is a slang word that brings a sense of inner peace, calmness and stillness when said out loud. Take a deep breath in, and exhale; that’s Woosah.” For Lang there are two things that bring them Woosah: spending days in the studio carving and printing woodblocks, and being emerged in the stillness and beauty of nature. “I believe that each person has a hobby, an interest or a passion that brings a sense of inner peace and stillness. A natural, subconsious feeling of enlightenment. Maybe its snowboarding, road trips, surfing, drawing, hiking, or dancing in the comfort of your home. Whatever it may be, I encourage each person to find their Woosah and to spread it as much and as often as possible. Help me spread the Woosah!” – Rae Lang
Brian Alexander is a transdisciplinary Artist whose works are specifically focused on the unseen, unheard, and under served life forms among us. His practice involves the development of one off tools, processes, and programs in order to realize the space beyond our collective limitations in perceptual bandwidth. Believing the adage “a fish cannot tell you about water”, Alexander’s works point towards the gaps between human intent and understanding by bridging the Earth’s deeper signatures and reconnecting us all in a grounded and immersive experience.
His 34 year professional career spans public and commercial Art endeavors including sculpture, installations, sound and performance, as well as product and technical process development. He currently holds 28 patents with permanent works in MOMA NY, Cooper Hewitt, and Smithsonian.
In 2011 He established Trace Bloom as a blanket field of exploration and artistic research for all forms of media in an immersive, and fully inclusive approach. Distilled as definition, Trace Bloom is; to loosely outline perceived phenomena, to develop the tools and conditions for emergent expression, and to allow that expression to grow unencumbered to a point of perceived resolution or shared understanding.
In Partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center
The Outdoor Discovery Center is advancing outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan. Their inquiry-based style of programming allows students to learn about and experience nature and culture in a hands-on manner with offerings for all ages and audiences.