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ACT Apprentice Antwaine: Animated Art

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Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

On the last day of Artists Creating Together’s 2017-18 Apprentice Program, one Apprentice named Antwaine declared, “We sure are going to miss you, Becky.” The sentiment was shared by all of the artists in the room. Becky Baker has...

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ACT Apprentice Allan: Quantity and Quality

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Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Each Apprentice has a personal bin filled with their work at the Artists Creating Together Studio. When I saw Allan with his, he was pulling out each drawing, one at a time, and counting. Each time I passed, he was still counting, until the numbers...

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ACT Apprentice Jay: A Bouquet of Joy

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Submitted 04-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

Flowers and bright colors enticed me to sit down and take a look at Jay’s artwork. She was painting a beautiful flower with intense focus. When I asked to talk, she gave me a small smile and continued painting with blues and purples. I...

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ACT Apprentice Michael: A Variety Pack of Art

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Submitted 04-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

I met ACT Apprentice Michael while he worked meticulously on the painting he was considering to be his entry in the ACTion Art Exhibit, which took place at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in March. I sat down to talk  about this particularly...

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ACT Apprentice Nerissia: Art that Pops

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Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

I first met Nerissia when a fellow ACT intern called my name and held up a glitter filled piece of art and said, “I think you will like this.” She was not wrong. Who doesn’t love to have their eye caught by something shimmering? I...

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