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Join in viewings of ArtPrize Awards Ceremony

Submitted 10-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

A Community Watch Party will be held in Rosa Parks Circle on Friday for the announcement of the ArtPrize winners.


Last chance to vote in ArtPrize: Juror Sarah Urist Green shares ideas on how to make your votes count

Submitted 10-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With just two days left in Round 2 of the public vote, we spoke to 3-D juror Sarah Urist Green to find out questions she recommends asking yourself as you make final selections for ArtPrize voting.


Waterfront Finale: Top Five Jurors' ShortList film "T-Rex" to screen once more tonight

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.


Artist creates mural using fingerprints on GRAM walls

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.


ArtPrize Round 1 Voting to end Saturday

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.


Grand Rapids artist garners finalist position on Jurors' Shortlist

Submitted 09-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Monroe "Akibang" O'Bryant makes the Jurors' Shortlist for 2-D with a thought-provoking graphic series of photos re-enacting crimes in the Grand Rapids area in 2012-2013 at the GRAM.


SENSE what is in store for you at UICA

Submitted 09-16-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art's exhibit for ArtPrize 7 is designed to takes the viewer through the work of six artists and get a full experience using all their senses.


New program for older zoo-goers combines activity with education

Submitted 09-04-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

John Ball Zoo, along with Priority Health, kicked off the new Silver Explorer program last month. The eight-week program aims to bring more seniors to the zoo by giving them different method to learn and stay active.


Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association celebrates 'legacy' with free concert, pop up performances

Submitted 09-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The GRS Musicians Association gives back to the community with a free concert at the GR Public Museum and a series of 'pop up' performances


East Hill resident seeks to increase female presence in bike culture

Submitted 09-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Bike enthusiast Johannah Jelks wants to bring more women into the Grand Rapids bike culture through her campaign, She Rides Her Own Way. The final product will help to link bikers, retail and nonprofits together through advocacy and promotions.