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: Watering

Triple Ripple Community Gardens coordinator Julianna Sauber waters the plants in the garden during the summer of 2010, our first growing season at the garden.  The garden has grown over 1,000 pounds of produce each summer for the last three years, all of which is donated to the county homeless shelter, the local domestic assault…

Huss Stories 2: Extending a legacy from Boston to Three Rivers

This post is part of a multimedia series over the next several months of the Brick Campaign telling many of the stories that surround Huss School and the Huss Project.  Our second story comes to us from our friend Ryan in Boston.  Ryan went to college with some of *cino’s volunteer staff members and has…

Huss Stories 1: Remembering our history

This post is the first in what we hope will be a fascinating multimedia series over the next several months of the Brick Campaign telling many of the stories that surround Huss School and the Huss Project.  Our first story comes from Marilyn Bullard Abshire, who attended Murray J. Huss School in the late 1930s…

Printmaking

Printmaking

Last weekend, Stephanie and Emily worked on the relief prints and the Winter Blessings book.  We have a lot more work to do, but we’re planning to send out our first round of prints on Monday; and if you buy your brick(s) before the end of the day on Saturday, we’ll also include the handmade book!  Both…

Imagination thrives at second annual Huss Future Festival

In 2010, the day of the first annual Huss Future Festival dawned with a downpour, but this year, a warm, orange glow greeted our waking and last-minute preparations on Saturday morning. While Adam put up the art tent, Kate got the coffee on. Artists from Three Rivers to South Africa set up their wares while…

First Annual Huss Future Festival today!

If you’re in the Three Rivers area, drop by Huss School today for our first annual Huss Future Festival! The festival features a giant rummage sale, art vendors, live music, free fair trade coffee from World Fare and tours of the building. We’ve even got a ping-pong challenge and an apple barrel train! We’ll see…

The Interns: Week One

Last week, four of our six *cino interns moved into the rectory of Trinity Episcopal Church, just a short walk down Main Street from my and Rob’s apartment, and a short bike ride from Huss School. At the moment, Johnathan is working at his paid internship with White Yarrow Farm while the rest of us…

Englewood Christian Church visitors

On May 22, 18 folks from Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis–9 adults and 9 children–made the trek up to Three Rivers to spend a day getting to know our city and working at Huss School. Interestingly, the church finds itself in the middle of a similar project to ours, having recently taken ownership of an…

A social justice project

On Thursday, the Three Rivers Commercial-News ran a great front page story covering our first planting at the Tripple Ripple Community Gardens at Huss School. Here’s how Brenda McGowan, one of the garden organizers, contextualizes the work: This is really a social justice project. The whole goal is to take the people in the community…

Working in expectation on Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday began as most of my Saturdays have begun since January: waking up early and driving into the country out west of town to help care for Moon, a blind horse owned by my new friend Carol. This work is part of a three-way barter, in which I obtained an icon of Christ Teacher…