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Artprize 2011: Erkfitz's part of Schematic in Two Parts

by (kristincomstock)

Submitted 10-06-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It would be hard to miss the brightly colored mural "Schematic in Two Parts" on the corner of Commerce and Oakes street, located alongside The Pyramid Scheme and created by Grand Rapid's own Erwin Erkfitz. Collaborating with...

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Lynda Cole

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Lynda Cole answers The Rapidian's five artist questions about her piece, Rain:   1.  How did you come up with the idea for this piece?   2. How did you make it?   3. How did you consider the placement of your piece? ...

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Tracy Van Duinen

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Tracy Van Duinen answers The Rapidian's five artist questions about his piece, Metaphorest:   1.  How did you come up with the idea for this piece?   2. How did you make it?   3. How did you consider the placement of your...

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Dixie Olin: The Importance of Art

by (michellemmyers)

Submitted 10-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Dixie Olin’s house is littered with art. From the large mural of a beach scene in the dining room to the art projects on the deck to the ornate vases in the china cabinet, any onlooker can tell that the house is inhabited by an artist. As a...

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Mosaic: Art or craft

by (Hope Contempora...)

Submitted 09-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

by Kelsey Fegan, Hope College student Historically, mosaic was a medium regarded as equal to fresco or oil painting. Highly durable, mosaic was used as decoration on the floors or walls of religious structures, secular buildings, or wealthy...

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Assocreation: Pink streetwear!

by (vreedwrites)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Your feet, fun shoes, pink paint, road dirt and white t-shirts are helping create an interactive ArtPrize 2011 entry for Assocreation. The finished t-shirts, Annamarie and Assocreation spokespeople are now hanging out at Grand Rapids Streetwear in...

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Kaiser's Carnival of Castoffs

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-26-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Artist Kurt Kaiser, assemblage artist and faculty at Aquinas College, is an old pro at participating in ArtPrize. His first year, he showed "Carnival of Castoffs I" at 45 Ottawa, an independent venue that was normally just an empty...

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Women's City Club: A must-see ArtPrize venue

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-25-2011 under OPINION

The Basement of the Women's City Club has been transformed into an art gallery by Fred Bivins and a host of volunteers, making it possible for artists like Rachel Lipscomb and Brenda Oelbaum to display their work. 

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ArtPrize "Canopy" makes a delicate connection

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-23-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Artist Ann Chuchvara says her work "...addresses the delicate connections that bind us to what is no longer tangible and the elements that exist in the periphery of our daily lives."  Her work Canopy, on display at the Women's...

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Illuminated from within

by (vreedwrites)

Submitted 09-22-2011 under NEWS

Numen: divine power or spirit; a deity, especially one presiding locally or believed to inhabit a particular object. The Grand Rapids Art Museum invited metalsmith David Huang to display his ArtPrize 2011 entry "Numinous Community" in one...

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