The Rapidian

grcmc  A proud service of the Community Media Center


'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by Aaminah Shakur (Aaminah Shakur)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at Kendall...

[read more]

Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Artist Chris Stoffel Overvoorde is hosting a three-day sale of his work to support local hunger relief, March 30-April 1. A third of the sale’s proceeds will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan. This sale, hosted at his home and studio...

[read more]

2017 Annual Student Exhibition

by Rachel Mockaitis (KCADassist)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under

We’re opening our entire campus for you to explore! KCAD's annual Exhibition Week is the grand culmination of a year's worth of art, learning, experimentation, and education! For five days, the entire campus becomes an exhibition space...

[read more]

Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking into Heartside Gallery and Studio, the first thing you notice is how active the space is. The Studio and Gallery space blend where artists create and show off art. Volunteers and Neighbor artists move through the space, busy with activity....

[read more]

Premiere of WMCAT student-produced documentary will highlight local social justice and equity

by West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (wmcat)

Submitted 02-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maybe you’ve cranked the volume up while listening to the latest post-breakup song, or you’ve listened to a song in remembrance of your childhood years or deceased loved ones; No matter what emotion you may be experiencing, music has the...

[read more]

"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

by The University Wits (The University Wits)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

After 11 year old boys Benjamin and Henry get into a fight on the playground, resulting in one child getting hit in the mouth and losing a few teeth, the four parents meet to discuss the unpleasantness calmly and politely. However, as tempers rise...

[read more]

Ride The Rapid to ice skate, shop and visit trade shows in February

by The Rapid (TheRapid)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

Don't let the chilly weather keep you inside this month. Let The Rapid be your warm, cozy ride to fun for every budget throughout Grand Rapids.  Whether you love cars and boats or just want to get out and do some shopping this month,...

[read more]

Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lake Effect Fringe Festival stands by its motto, “Changing the forecast for live local theatre,” as many local West Michigan talent pull together to provide a wide variety of events that span over a month, from February 1 until...

[read more]

Artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz to give talk at Civic Studio

by Civic Studio (civicstudio)

Submitted 01-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Civic Studio, in conjunction with the GVSU Art & Design Department’s Visiting Artist Committee, is honored to host a lecture by artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz at 6:30 p.m. on February 1, 2017, at Civic Studio’s current project site at...

[read more]

Artist Demos w/ Christy DeHoog and Randi Ford

by Megan Dupuy (Megan Dupuy)

Submitted 01-18-2017 under

Stop in the gallery Saturday afternoon, February 11th, to watch LIVE demonstrations by Christy DeHoog and Randi Ford. Each artist will each be presenting her technique, discussing inspiration, and answering questions. This is a unique event you will...

[read more]