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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Dave Ford, swinging into sound

by (Mark Spohn)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

“Come on! Grab a Swing!” says the artist Dave Ford as he reaches out and directs several adults toward one of the three fuzzy white seats. As if they were kids that received permission to do something they never expected approval for,...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Andrew Hawkes claims responsibility for "it's not my fault"

by (PFeutz)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

“I was boiling lye in the kitchen, and my mom freaked out. I had to use drain opener, since it’s 100% lye. I had gloves and a respirator on, boiling this big pile of death. And I don’t know if I had the wrong chemicals or if it...

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Shortlist revealed at ArtPrize Hub

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Earlier tonight at the ArtPrize Hub (41 Sheldon) the shortlist for both the public and the juror picks for ArtPrize 2012 were revealed. Hosted by Wood TV8’s Brett Thomas and Emily Linnert, the broadcast included interviews with the five jurors...

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Mayor answers citizen concerns, responds to GQ Magazine's ArtPrize article

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under NEWS

At 5 p.m. Monday night, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public access show City Connection was simulcast right here on The Rapidian. City Connection is an opportunity for Grand Rapidians to talk with our mayor about important city...

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High Five offers innovative take on ArtPrize curation

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

High Five (55 Campau) is unlikely to be a venue the average ArtPrize viewer will just stumble into. It takes a little deliberation, locating the small elevator that will transport the viewer to the building’s fifth floor. Before entering, the...

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Gaspard Gallery combines poetry and photography

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under OPINION

ArtPrize foot traffic tapers off somewhere on South Division between Rumors Nightclub and the Goodwill. Though the area between Fulton and Wealthy Street contain the highest concentration of year-round art galleries, few seem interested or...

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Role/Play at Kendall College shows that sometimes less is more

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-22-2012 under OPINION

Exhibition Centers have become the foundations of many people’s ArtPrize experience, often hosting the largest bodies of work, giving folks the ability to see more in less time. This year, one of the those Exhibition Centers, Kendall College...

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"Cup of Life" takes a closer look at coffee

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Alysha Lach, a local student, is entering ArtPrize this year with a series of 365 individual illustrations that document the various ways coffee factors into daily life. The piece is called "Cup of Life" and Lach, an employee at The Bitter...

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Redefining Habitats: a juxtaposition between nature and design

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-21-2012 under OPINION

New York-based artist Alois Kronschlaeger returns for his second year participating in ArtPrize with his new installation, Habitat. Using the space in the old Grand Rapids Public Museum building, Kronschlaeger put the museum’s abandoned...

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McDaniel works through "Anxiety" with sculptural installation at UICA

by (NeuronInertia)

Submitted 09-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For ArtPrize 2012 Ryan McDaniel has a piece titled, "Anxiety," exibited at the UICA. McDaniel's art has changed substantially over the years. He started making paintings that one could match up with an obect in reality. His work has...

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