The Eddy celebrates final "Artoberfest" concerts with time-limited pre-sale discounts

by (JW Newson)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under NEWS

The Eddy at ArtPrize Seven is kicking off its final concert series "Artoberfest” on October 9 and 10 featuring Netflix music documentary sensation Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, The Go...

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Rapidian on the street: Public at Ford Museum responds to Why These Finalists panel

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8   With five of the 20 ArtPrize finalists discussed at Why These Finalists: Part 1 located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, The Rapidian and GRTV headed down to that...

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River City Cup and Cake brings espresso, pastries to Grand Rapids food truck scene

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

River City Cup and Cake is a new espresso and pastry food truck in Grand Rapids. Lorin W. Tate opened on August 30 and has been busy ever since, serving ArtPrize visitors downtown. Currently he's located on the riverside behind DeVos...

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Rapidian on the street: State of Exception

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

In a back room of the garage at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project, 800 backpacks hang on a large wall, a video screens along the floor in front of them, and various other objects and photographs face the backpacks on the opposite wall. ...

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Umbered undertones leading trends in color

by (Winslow DiPiazza)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under OPINION

Color is all around us everyday, in the products we use, the fashions we wear and in the films we watch. Color evokes a mood. Color makes us feel a sense of emotion. But how do we discover which colors society will be drawn to next? Leatrice Eiseman...

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Rapidian on the street: Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes)

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian and GRTV went down to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to find out what people were thinking about after viewing Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) by Dylan Miner. The piece presents four Lowrider...

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When Critical Discourse is anything but: A Midwest call out of art scenes and community

by (Briana)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under OPINION

The opinions expressed in this article are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of The Rapidian, its management or fellow employees.   Last night found me at the the second...

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Just wrong enough: How swinging inside an ArtPrize house creates community

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

In the past week I've had the curious experience of acting as a performer in Kate Gilmore's installation "Higher Ground", at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project. An entire house on the site of Rumsey Street has been transformed to...

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Art, activism and taking action to make change

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under NEWS

On Friday October 2, from 7 p.m - 8 p.m. the topic of "Reflecting the Times: Arts and Activism" will be addressed by a panel of arts experts in front of an audience as part of the Critical Discourse series at the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon...

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ArtPrize Seven turns Grand Rapids into giant music festival

by (Michelle Newson)

Submitted 09-24-2015 under OPINION

Hold onto your hats! ArtPrize is once again gearing up, this year set to run September 23- October 11. This will be ArtPrize’s seventh year bringing art to the public eye in a revolutionary way, and the 1,551 entries for 2015 brings the...

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