Hussagram: The Culture Make sale!

As a part of our annual Future Fest in July 2011, The Huss Project hosted a Culture Make Sale. We invited artists from around the country to sell pieces of art they made and donate the proceeds to raise funds for Huss. In the photo above, former *cino intern Elizabeth Wroughton is taking a look…

5 minutes for $5,000!

Music, play, art, food, gardening, community fellowship, storytelling, kickball: what’s NOT to love about the Huss Project?  You can love us back right now by taking just 5 minutes to … Watch the cool 3-minute video we put together featuring Huss Project footage and the song “This House” by kindlewood (above). Vote to help us win…

Huss Project launch!

Brick Report: 2.13.13

Well, as we expected, brick sales have slowed down a bit after Christmas, but we are still greatly encouraged that we’ve sold 194 bricks!  That’s $19,400 we’ve raised so far toward our goal, which is just amazing.  As a volunteer staff, we are working on fundraising events, grant writing and strategies to keep the momentum…

Contemplate with me

Contemplate with me

Last month, artist Jay Howard created a participatory art piece called “Contemplate with me” in one of the rooms at the Huss Project.  Using space heaters and hot coffee to stay warm (the building doesn’t have heat), Jay invited folks into his temporary studio to consider together the meaning and function behind public spaces, private…

Hussagram: Getting ready to garden

In May 2010, the Huss Project took its first steps toward starting Triple Ripple Community Gardens. A volunteer plowed the land where plans had been made to place the garden. Since that day, The Huss Project has enjoyed growing tasty vegetables in the backyard, donating over 3,000 pounds of produce to various folks in the…

Hussagram: Service-learning

A service-learning group from Calvin College meets with local pastors to discuss the role the church community plays in Three Rivers, Michigan. Father David, from Trinity Episcopal, talked about the traditional notion of a parish as a geographical area a church serves — which was of particular interest for the group as it studied the…

Hussagram: Removing carpet

Geneva College students help remove carpet from one of the Huss classrooms during a service-learning spring break trip in March 2012.  All of the classrooms at Huss feature maple floors that we hope to refinish.  Unfortunately, the carpet was installed primarily by gluing it directly to the hardwood floors, so it will take quite a…

Hussagram: Joy!

Liesje Brouwer and Deborah Haak (far left and far right, respectively), *cino volunteer staff and resident community members, present “Joy,” a collaborative art piece, at Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite on Sunday, January 21.  Florence’s theme for this year is “Embrace joy” and they will display this piece in their worship space for part…

Hussagram: Contemplate with me

Jay Howard, right, at last Friday’s opening for his new experiential and participatory art piece, “Contemplate with me.”  Drop by the Huss Project this week or next week, Wednesday through Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm to take in the show yourself and to talk with the artist.  If you attend, remember to dress warmly as…

Hussagram: Veggies!

Margaret sells vegetables to a visitor during last year’s Huss Future Festival.  We received donated produce from several local farms and from the Triple Ripple Community Gardens at Huss to sell at a one-day Farmer’s Market during the event.  And everything was delicious!

Brick Campaign print

Buy a brick before 2013!

On December 3, we launched our Brick Campaign to raise $100,000 for the Huss Project by June 15, 2013. Less than a month into the campaign, we’re excited to announce that we’ve already sold 174 bricks to raise $17,400! Folks from all over the country (and the world) have stepped up to support the vision for…