Architecture

New ArtPrize director explores Grand Rapids, culture, and permission to participate

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Christian Gaines, the new Executive Director of ArtPrize, has never lived in a mid-sized city. He grew up in large cities in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and as an adult has lived on both the east and west coasts, and even in Honolulu. Now, he...

[read more]

The Bitter End Coffee House: Unique grounds

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 12-06-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

"The environment stimulates thinking," says Grand Valley student, Jessica Pontow. "The ethereal atmosphere helps capture inspiration," agrees fellow student, Patrick Herta. Both Pontow and Herta note the unique setting of the...

[read more]

Artist reflects on ArtPrize experience

by (Morgan Miller)

Submitted 11-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize ended almost a month ago. The monkeys are off the Blue Bridge, Rusty the dog went back to his rusty dog house and most venues have restored their businesses free from ArtPrize artwork. But the memories of this year's Artpize still hang...

[read more]

Designing The New UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

When the Director of MCA Denver, Adam Lerner, toured the new UICA, he said that he loved how the building felt like a “cityscape.” He also noted that UICA's space would present contemporary art as it should be—like walking through an urban...

[read more]

Artist Maya Lin lectures about past and current work to a packed crowd at the GRAM

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-02-2010 under NEWS

A couple hundred tushes warmed 275 seats, plastic and winged, to receive Maya Lin this evening at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The artist is best known nationally for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. In Grand Rapids, "Ecliptic"...

[read more]

Maya Lin, "Projects and Processes"

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 09-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

Special Guest Lecture: Maya Lin"Projects and Processes"Grand Rapids Art Museum's Cook AuditoriumSaturday, October 2, 20107:00pmSponsor: Herman MillerMaya Lin, creator of the renowned Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Grand Rapids’ own Ecliptic at Rosa...

[read more]

Fulton Street Farmers Market ready for architectural design unveiling

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 08-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

Picture this: Instead of a braid of 122 wooden stalls flanked by gray space, immediately eye-catching about the lot at 1147 E. Fulton is a sign. Fulton Street Farmers Market, it will say, framed by a hospitality building to the left and shaded...

[read more]

The great cathedrals of Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is sometimes called the “City of Churches”. As you walk through the streets of Downtown Grand Rapids you can’t help notice the many beautiful cathedrals sprinkled around this great city. I have limited knowledge about these...

[read more]

Jacqueline Gilmore responds to ArtPrize criticism

by (silverman)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under OPINION

If the Rapidian is to be of the people, then we need to be fair to the people. I respect the points that have been made about Artprize and some of the marketing that has been used in it. I also believe that everyone needs to have a voice, especially...

[read more]

Love thy Rapidian

by (Molz Photography)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under OPINION

Love Thy Rapidian - Love Thy Neighbor, they basically mean the same thing. Your neighbor is your fellow Rapidian. Not always necessarily those which live within the same proximity of each other, but those you pass each day while rushing to work,...

[read more]

Browse