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Elephants takes home top public vote, Displacement the juried grand prize

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-06-2012 under NEWS

On the old loading dock of the Grand Rapids Press, transformed for the occasion, winners for this year’s ArtPrize competition were awarded well over half of a million dollars in various public and juried awards. The event culminated in the...

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Site:Lab and its Detroit artists win big in ArtPrize juried awards

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-06-2012 under OPINION

A small crowd had gathered inside of Site:Lab to watch the livestream of the 2012 ArtPrize Winners Announcement. A number of works being shown (and the venue itself) were in the running to win the coveted Jurors' Awards, and as the time drew...

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Crowds gather to see the ArtPrize Top Ten before the winners are announced

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 10-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Thousands of people are flocking downtown to get an up close and personal glimpse of the Top Ten ArtPrize exhibitions before the winners are announced on Friday night. “Crowds are similar to previous years, and perhaps even higher,”...

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"Origami" highlights Grand Rapids community

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under NEWS

New York-based artist Kumi Yamashita has made quite an impression on Grand Rapids this year with her installation, “Origami.” On display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), “Origami” consists of 99 individual pieces of...

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Local restaurants enjoy demands of ArtPrize

by (moviegeek310)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Smells of pasta fill the air. Paintings of Italy adorn the brick walls. There are people everywhere, sitting at tables covered with white cloth, wine glasses, and food. A bowl of linguini pasta and fresh steaming clams passes by me. I ask the name...

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Full house at Critical Discourse compares top public vote winners

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under OPINION

Every year, shortly after the Top Ten is announced at ArtPrize, a panel is assembled and a public audience compares notes with the arts professionals, in what originated as a larger-scale version of what art students remember as the "crit....

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ArtPrize Top Ten Announced

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-30-2012 under OPINION

Thousands of people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle for the ArtPrize Top Ten Announcement. Preceeding the announcement was the presentation of the winners of the St. Cecilia Music Center song competition by St. Cecilia Executive Director Cathy...

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Lights in the Night makes Grand Rapids glow

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-29-2012 under OPINION

After years of being inspired and intrigued by ArtPrize, Mark Carpenter decided to take a swing at his own entry this year, and it was nothing if not ambitious. In collaboration with Dan Johnson, his plan was to engage as much of the Grand Rapids...

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The human body in all its beauty and strangeness at Frederik Meijer Gardens

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For those who are looking for a reason to venture off the beaten path beyond the hub of ArtPrize exhibits in downtown Grand Rapids, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has a collection of 26 works available. This is the second year in a row...

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Pub 43 organizes cohesive Conversation

by (NeuronInertia)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

Pub 43, located on Divison just south of Fulton, has participated in ArtPrize since its start. Located between two demographics, Hillside and the Westside, it lies at a crucial cusp of Grand Rapids. The pub is a good attractor for political and/or...

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