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Local artist finds inspiration in moths, praying mantises, mysteries of tarot cards

by John Kissane (John Kissane)

Submitted 11-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

"I always wanted to be an artist. Well, or a ballerina," Molly Vega Burgess laughs. "Because you're supposed to." We are standing in her studio, a windowed but curtainless room on the second floor of her home. The minimal...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by Access of West Michigan (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

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

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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Between Our Homes: Finding comfort in the unexpected during ArtPrize

by Mariah Cowsert (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With public installation pieces across unexpected spots downtown during ArtPrize, Hailey Lamb, KCAD Senior, allows us to dive into the art of the everyday. "Between Our Homes" is a series of public installations using large vinyl...

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Dancing is transforming my view of art, ArtPrize

by Antonio Jaimes (Antonio Jaimes)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

ArtPrize, a favorite time of year for many locals here in Grand Rapids. When the leaves begin to change color, and the warmth of the air shifts into a cool breeze, the downtown area becomes a place of discovery and curiosity. My name is Antonio...

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Exploring lesser-known venues pays off for serious art lovers

by Allison Bannister (Queenofgr)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, UICA, The B.O.B. If you’re thinking about heading downtown to ArtPrize, one of these destinations is likely on your list. Visiting big venues that host multiple artists makes sense if you’re looking...

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This place is not abandoned: How the Cultura Collective is approaching ArtPrize

by Steffanie Rosalez (Steff)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

“This place doesn’t feel like ArtPrize. And it’s awesome.” This was overheard on Sunday afternoon during the artist reception for the Cultura Collective, the group of creatives that took over the space at 912 Grandville Ave...

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Grand Rapids Symphony goes clubbing at UICA for ArtPrize Eight

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids’ radically open art exhibition, is the place to see great art, bad art, big art, unexpected art and a whole lot more. A radical exhibition, expected to draw 400,000 visitors for the next two weeks, deserves radical music...

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Artists Creating Together hosts Creative Lab at Downtown Market

by Downtown Market (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, Artists Creating Together will host the ACT Creative Lab in partnership with ArtPrize Labs at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market to celebrate the arts and inclusion in the Grand Rapids community. As an ArtPrize Labs partner...

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Family of artists creates city-wide game of 'I Spy' for ArtPrize Eight

by Carly Schweppe (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 09-26-2016 under NEWS

At this year’s ArtPrize, there are 171 venues with 1,453 entries. Art is displayed in galleries and museums. It’s in coffee shops, restaurants, banks and hospitals. It’s on bridges, at the corners of streets and in parks. Art can...

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