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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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Grand Rapids art family joins under one roof

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NEWS

On Thursday, November 14 the Forest Hills Fine Art Center (FHFAC) kicked off their 10th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit with a public artist reception at their gallery. The reception was dedicated to showcasing the work of West Michigan...

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New UICA director works to revive hub of creativity

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're going to be the hub of creativity for the up and coming artists," asserts Miranda Krajniak, newly-appointed executive director of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) at the corner of Fulton and Division. "There...

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Art opening showcases explorations in bookmaking at 106 Gallery

by (Brittany Beezhold)

Submitted 02-25-2013 under NEWS

Tiny triangular books, sculptural birds, dissected books and traditionally bound codex books were among the variety of books that lined the tables of the 106 Gallery’s basement gallery space. On Friday from 5-9 p.m., Calvin College’s Art...

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Local artists battle to build the Creston community

by (crestongr)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

By: Abby K. On May 2, local artists met at Sazerac Lounge for one of the year's most anticipated battles in the Creston neighborhood. The Sixth Annual Art Battle for Community brought neighbors, artists, and public figures like Mayor George...

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Life after the Arts Council

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-27-2011 under OPINION

Recently, the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids officially announced its plans to disband after providing over forty years of service to West Michigan. As a former intern and employee of the organization, it was especially difficult to comprehend...

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UICA: Interview with Chad Curtis

by (UICA)

Submitted 02-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

New work by Chad Curtis investigates the relationship of organic, living beings to the complex, nuanced environment and digital landscape. Each piece utilizes, to some degree, a crude, home brewed fabrication-and-drawing machine that relies on...

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