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Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS
Lorin Tate opened his business four weeks ago and is currently serving customers on the river side of the Welsh Auditorium.
Submitted 10-06-2015 under NONPROFITS
This Saturday, the Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival gives neighborhood residents opportunity to cook and enter their favorite greens and green tomato dishes in a judged competition.
Last night, three art critics gathered to discuss jury and public finalists for ArtPrize at Why These Finalists.
Submitted 10-06-2015 under OPINION
Levi Gardner of Urban Roots explores different facets in the relationship between urban agriculture and placemaking.
Submitted 10-06-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
SiTE:LAB's projects, and the new experiences the public has with the property through them, have the potential to use art to facilitate a more expansive vision of the property's future.
In her entry "Seasons," artist Robin Protz has created a new, changing piece of art using unlikely materials such as ornaments, bamboo and poinsettias torn apart.
Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS
Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will offer free memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of National Memory Screening Week (Nov. 1-7, 2015), an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Area seniors and caregivers to learn brain-smart recipes
Submitted 10-05-2015 under OPINION
Grand Rapids has been selected as the location for Snow Monster Studios, a new affordable studio/school focusing on animation, video game design and films that aims to make Michigan a hub for film and game design using Michigan people.
Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS
As finalists were, shouts, sighs of relief and celebration along with audience applause could be heard from all around, including the palpable combination of joy and pain from Eric Burri's father, the subject of "Hometown Hero" at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
Submitted 10-03-2015 under NONPROFITS
[VIDEO] We went down to Rumsey Street to visit "State of Exception," which is currently running as one of the top 25 vote-getters in the public vote in its category, to see what the public's reaction is to the work.
Submitted 10-03-2015 under OPINION
Too many of us take the worn pathway of choosing to engage with only those with like minds, thus limiting the discussion and not exploring broad perspectives of the intersection between art and the spaces it occupies. Friday night's Critical Discourse event was a welcome change from that norm.
Submitted 10-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
The short film of Olympic gold medalist from Flint, MI will be shown once again due to popular demand tonight, with a free public screening Saturday at 7 p.m. at The Michigan House.
The Rapidian and GRTV went down to UICA to ask visitors what they thought about the impact of color in Michael People's "The Great Race." Watch what they had to say in this video.
Submitted 10-02-2015 under OPINION
Jovanni Luna's juror-selected finalist piece "the sculptural painting" includes about 8,000 tiny rolls of paint skins, each made of 5-7 layers of donated house paint. To say that Luna likes a challenge is an understatement.
Submitted 10-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
New Yorker Judith Braun created her ArtPrize Seven entry, "As Above," using a charcoal medium and her own fingerprints.
Submitted 10-02-2015 under NONPROFITS
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
Leatrice Eiseman revealed color trends to a packed house at the Critical Discourse presentation titled "Future Color/Design Trends: Innovation and Impact" on Thursday night.
Submitted 10-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
Voting for round one, when any artists can be chosen, is in its last days, with public votes closing at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. Round 2 voting from the Final 20 will begin Sunday at 3, following the Public Vote Final 20 Announcement.
Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS
Through his ArtPrize entry "The Stream," Emeka Ikebude hopes to bring attention to water shortages in developing countries.
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