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Battling to get deeper: "Reciprocity" finds favor with public vote

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under OPINION

I had heard that Marc Sijan was an “interesting character.” I had heard that he was following in Duane Hanson’s footsteps after studying under him. I had even heard that he was pandering to the ArtPrize audience, sizing us up and...

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Award-winning art documentary series premieres in Grand Rapids

by (jlcstivers)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under NEWS

For audiences perplexed by much of contemporary art, there is perhaps no better way to understand it than listening to living artists talk about their process. Not their completed work, but rather their process, preferably while they are doing it....

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ArtPrize artist Nick Reszetar's portrait series challenges beliefs on community, diversity

by (alreyno)

Submitted 10-01-2014 under OPINION

Nick Reszetar's "100 Drawn Portraits in a Year: An Exploration of My Community" is a compelling and emotionally-moving set of portraits that challenges our notions of identity, community and diversity. Reszetar's ArtPrize entry is...

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Public responds to Shortlist selections

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

This video is a collection of responses to the Jurors' Shortlist selections on Monday, September 29.  Immediately following the program, two response stations were available for anyone to step in front of the camera and respond to anything...

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Story Matters: Brian Balderston explains attraction for artists to SiTE:LAB

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Rapidian created a special story fort for SiTE:LAB's Preview Party on Tuesday, September...

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Quilters enter ArtPrize with time-based performance piece

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under NEWS

Local ladies Rose Beerhorst, Eliza Fernand, Sally England, Kate Garman and Marlee Grace Hanson have banded together under the moniker "Quilt Mountain" and will be exhibiting a textile based performance piece on the South Division Corridor...

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Kendall ArtPrize exhibits "I Am: Money Matters"

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under NEWS

The "I Am: Money Matters" exhibit explores the role in which money, or the lack of it, plays in all of our lives. From the playfully uplifting and finely crafted work by Sonya Clark to William Powhida's sardonic diatribe about ArtPrize...

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize, for all its success, has seen some critique in the past over whether it was actually helping the showcased artists sell their artwork. Last year, a new feature was added to their website and signage to help people easily move from just...

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ArtPrize provides opportunity for local residents to host visiting artists

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

Artprize is once again helping with the facilitation of connecting out-of-town artists in need of housing with local hosts. Area residents are eligible to offer rent-free accomodations to help artists off set the cost of their participation in...

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