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Beyond Play: Art, Access, and Community Vitality

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-06-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Play is important... it’s not frivolous, it’s not just for kids, it’s crucial for development, it’s why humans are a creative species and it’s what pushes us to do new things,” says Alex Forist, the...

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2nd Ward candidates show their lighter side in run-up to election

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Could plural politics become singular?  Would it be politic to call politics an illusion? Most importantly, can politics be fun? Yes, yes, and yes were suggested by “Democracy at Play,” an election forum for 2nd ward City Commission...

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Unusual forum set for 2nd ward commission race

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

If you want to feel democracy at play, then loosen your tie, take off your hard hat, and tune into a “seriously absurd” conversation at Dog Story Theater on Wed., July 31, with contenders for the 2nd ward’s open City Commission...

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Art that Clears You Up Inside

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Opening this Friday, April 5, at Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, a collection of artwork created by Dwelling Place residents will be on display in conjunction with UICA’s current exhibition “Or Does It Explode.”   “...

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Visions and Revisions at the GRAM

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 03-18-2019 under OPINION

Public art shapes the character of a place. The Calder stabile provoked a commotion of opinion when it was installed in 1969. Was it art? Was it a waste of money? Letters to the editor, pro and con, poured into The Grand Rapids Press for months. The...

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Art in Bloom Returns to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 03-05-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is excited to announce the spring return of its bi-annual celebration of art and floral design, Art in Bloom (March 22 - 24, 2019). The one-weekend-only exhibition and competition presents the work of...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum and Children's Museum Waive Admission Costs for Furloughed Federal Employees

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

Effective today, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (GRCM) will join a growing list of institutions across the nation in offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families...

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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Offers Affected Federal Employees and Contractors Free Gallery Admission During Shutdown

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

This week, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced it is offering free gallery admission for federal employees and contractors affected by the partial government shutdown. Excepted, Non-Excepted/furloughed, and contract employees...

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Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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New collaboration to showcase local artists in holiday market

by (Audrey Hutchinson)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NEWS

Thirteen artists will be featured in a multi-use coworking space at 342 Market SW on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The space includes four artists who use it to make their own individual art. They have collectively decided to curate a group show to be...

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