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Experience ArtPrize 9 at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Located both indoors and outdoors, this year’s art installations at the Market feature artists hailing from as far away as Paris, China and New Zealand, alongside several artists from Michigan, including Godwin Heights Public Schools students.

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Local artist Stafford Smith exhibits new artwork at Studio 341

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Trapped Between Memory and Desire is on display at Studio 341 and will be open on weekends.

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Michael Peoples

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Michael Peoples is a self-taught artist whose works reflect on the cultural history of the Midwest with a comedic bend. Each work explores the significance of number, color, and form upon cognitive and emotional experience. Perchance to Dream reflects the idea of food as memory.

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Grand Rapids Ballet dances its way to ArtPrize Nine

Submitted 09-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

This September 22nd to the 24th, check out the Grand Rapids Ballet’s ArtPrize Nine submission piece, “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony,” as they perform around downtown at four different locations.

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City, GRPD must seek independent investigations into police call recordings to rebuild public trust, transparency

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

The City and the Chief have known about these phone calls and their content for going on a year now. Yet they delayed in condemning the actions of the officers, repeatedly fought FOIA requests for the phone calls, and they didn't fire the involved officers.

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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 hundreds of Grand Rapidians marched through downtown Grand Rapids and held a vigil to protest the ending of DACA.

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Artemis Antippas

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Artemis Antippas’ work is on view as part of UICA's ArtPrize Nine exhibition, Cultivate, a curated group show that uses food as a lens to examine cultural history, social equity, and the effects of globalization on communities.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Sofía Ramirez Hernandez

Submitted 08-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Sofía Ramirez Hernandez shares her non-negotiable daily drawing practice on social media platforms in hopes of inspiring others to open up or feel less alone. We chatted with the artist to learn more about what makes her so prolific, what inspires her, and what's on the horizon.

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Build a better world with Grand Rapids Public Library's Summer Reading Party

Submitted 07-28-2017 under NEWS

On August 1st and 2nd, the Grand Rapids Public Library will host an hour-long party at each branch to celebrate summer readers.

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Celebrate 20 years of play at Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Submitted 07-28-2017 under NEWS

On Monday, July 31, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum invites the community to its 20th birthday party.

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