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'Give Peace a Chance' Benefit for Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan

by Crash's Landing and Big Sid's Sanctuary (vmullen)

Submitted 09-10-2015 under

Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan (DRCWM) is pleased to announce its second annual event celebration of International Conflict Resolution Day on Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 7-9 pm at the B.O.B.-EVE, 20 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids,...

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Story Matters: Mitchell Heathman explores his new city

by The Rapidian (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Story Matters: Mateo Pava's philosophy on what makes art

by The Rapidian (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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West Michigan Jazz Society carries on mission of founding leaders

by Renato Delos Reyes (Renato)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Betty Forrest had a passion for jazz, and she was married to a jazz musician. Jack Hoppus was a radio DJ with his own all-night jazz show for WLAV, and collected jazz records while opening up Jack’s Record Shop. Together, these two helped to...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Claudia Santillan-Lensink, upcycled material master of manipulation

by Brandilyn Polkowski (avalons_mamason)

Submitted 09-26-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“When I first started doing mosaics, it was because I needed cheaper materials,” says Claudia Santillan-Lensink, laughing about her choice of craft media. She explains that when she walks her dog or takes her infant daughter out, she is...

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All aboard the Okavark to create sustainable peace

by Ryan Yuenger (yuengerr)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

Anybody seeking to escape the chaotic madness and vote pandering that is much of ArtPrize, specifically near The BOB, hop on board the magic bus. “How much are tickets for the next ride?” jokes one admirer as he entered. The bus is a...

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Jacqueline Gilmore responds to ArtPrize criticism

by Matthew Silverman (silverman)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under OPINION

If the Rapidian is to be of the people, then we need to be fair to the people. I respect the points that have been made about Artprize and some of the marketing that has been used in it. I also believe that everyone needs to have a voice, especially...

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