The Rapidian

appreciating art

Why we need to admit Hometown Hero is sentimental pandering, not art

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under OPINION

ArtPrize goers, creators and critics: we need to talk about the elephant in the room. Earlier this week, I watched three well established, well respected art curators trip over themselves to avoid saying what they really thought about one...

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GRAM Education Center supports lifetime learning

by (kmb53)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  When visitors to the Grand Rapids Art Museum walk in the building, they are immediately greeted with elegant architecture and works of art. As visitors look around, to the right they see a hallway across the courtyard which ends with a bright...

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Why ArtPrize needs all kinds of art

by (MattP)

Submitted 10-08-2012 under OPINION

In an article in the Grand Rapids Press, Joseph Becherer makes some intriguing comparisons between ArtPrize and Renaissance Florence. Becherer relates that the Florentine public had a high appreciation for quality in art which “set the...

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Art Critic Tyler Green navigates ArtPrize

by (tfox)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under OPINION

I had the good fortune to act as an assistant juror to Tyler Green, the juror for two-dimensional works in ArtPrize. Green has a background in journalism, and an unmistakable commitment to art. In addition to commentary on the ArtPrize works under...

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Spiritual Lake offers captivating photographic works

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-30-2012 under OPINION

It is rare to see a body of photographic work that is as compelling and original as those currently featured at Gaspard, particularly within the context of ArtPrize. Cox and Bullard are in their 20s, but the collaborative exhibition features...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Looking back in time with Robert Watkins

by (autumnleffewrichards)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Since the year 2009, autumn in Grand Rapids has boomed with an extravaganza showcasing the arts: the colorful, exciting rendezvous termed ArtPrize. In many ways, ArtPrize has become a movement, displaying the uniqueness and individuality the city...

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