The Rapidian

Art

Breathing life into "The Characters that Lived"

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center created a show that brings students' creations to life. Third through fifth graders invented wacky characters that local improv actors will interpret in Grand Rapids' only all-ages improv show!

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Cultura Collective commemorates Roosevelt Park neighborhood at ArtPrize Nine

Submitted 10-09-2017 under NEWS

Cultura Collective's exhibition "Documented/Undocumentado" stood as a testament to Roosevelt Park residents affected by development.

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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2'

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the event to get their reaction to the critics thoughts on the public's and jurors' 3D and time-based choices in the Top 20.

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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2': Kulapat Yantrasast

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Founder of wHY Architecture and designer of the Grand Rapids Art Museum Yantrasast discusses how he enjoys returning to Grand Rapids for ArtPrize and his thoughts on a couple of the pieces

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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2: Kyd Kane

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize artist and spoken word poet Kane reacts to the critics comments on her entry and about bringing poetry into a typically visual art arena.

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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2: Morgan LaBarrie

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Local Grand Valley student and ArtPrize intern talks about learning from the different perspectives of the art critics.

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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 1'

Submitted 10-03-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the event to get their reaction to the critics thoughts on the public's and jurors' 2D and Installation choices in the Top 20.

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Art happens here 365 days a year

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize may only be here for a short time, but local businesses and galleries on the Avenue offer arts programming and community engagement opportunities all year round.

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ArtPrize 2017 top 20 finalist "Lux Maximus" interview with the artist

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NEWS

"They said it couldn't be done, so I did it," states "Lux Maximus" creator Daniel Oropeza of his signature process of fusing glass with metal to create sculptures that are partially translucent.

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for the “Song of the Year” and a $1,000 cash prize.

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