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Art Prize

BREAKTHROUGH encourages audiences to rise from ashes

by Avery Johnson (averym92)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NEWS

"BREAKTHROUGH" is a time-based ArtPrize entry located outside of the DeVos Place Convention Center. It was created by collaborators Laura Bennett, Mark Bird and Randy Flood, two psychotherapists and a fine artist,...

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ArtPrize grows to include stage, screen, hands-on experiences

by Avery Johnson (averym92)

Submitted 09-23-2015 under NEWS

ArtPrize is hosting new events this year as it continues to grow and evolve. As it draws in more artists and visitors, ArtPrize has also been growing to include more than just visual aspects of art and teaming up with events that are already a part...

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Habitat for Humanity of Kent County announces $20+ million Plaza Roosevelt Redevelopment Project

by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (habitatkent)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Habitat Kent’s most ambitious project to date, Plaza Roosevelt is a comprehensive redevelopment project that will invest more than $20 million to reinvigorate one square block bounded by Rumsey Street, Grandville Avenue, Graham Street and...

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ArtPrize offers options for their biggest fans

by Tiffany Ewigleben (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize wants you to have the best possible experience at this year’s event. Offering ArtClub and ArtFan, membership programs that celebrate and reward supporters of the largest prize to artists and one of the most unique art events in the...

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Technique is not enough: Where Jerry Saltz and I agree on how to experience art

by Nicole Merte (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-02-2013 under OPINION

I'll start off by admitting that I know next to nothing about art. Sure, I took an art history class a few years ago but I remember next to nothing from that. So when I look at a piece of art, I naturally will look at it differently than what an...

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So this is Grand Rapids

by Katie Caralis (kcaralis)

Submitted 12-12-2011 under OPINION

As I prepared to move to Grand Rapids a few months ago, I had little idea what to expect. While it’s true that I’d spent most of my life living in Michigan (Metro Detroit and then Ann Arbor), in the past few years I’d explored both...

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The Role of a Curator in ArtPrize 2010

by Miriam Slager (mslager)

Submitted 12-07-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize 2010 should award the "Best Curation of an Unconventional Art Space." This past year, I would have voted for Holly Bechiri as its first recipient for her curatorial work at 45 Ottawa. Holly is an artist...

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The Conversation Continues . . .

by Victoria Upton (vudu)

Submitted 10-09-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

The conversation continues . . .This morning I stopped into Tillie’s, a party store on north Monroe Avenue. I’m a regular there. Whether I desire a lottery ticket, Cheetos or an adult beverage, it’s where I tend to  my easy-and-quick-to-satisfy...

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Audio: ArtPrize 2009 Winner Announced

by Matthew Silverman (silverman)

Submitted 10-08-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Rick Devos reads off the top ten of Artprize 2009 amidst cheers and applause.

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