Local artist builds community through 3D art

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under NEWS

On the corner of Cherry and Eastern, there’s a little pink building. That’s where Mark Rumsey works and where the East Hills Council of Neighbors convenes. This may not be the place you’d think an artist would work, but it’s...

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"Lost and Found:" curious green artist makes art from trash

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-24-2013 under NEWS

If you happen to be reading this at midnight, Tia Wierenga is probably just finishing up work at the Gerald Ford Airport. She works there six days out of the week from 6 p.m. to midnight lifting heavy boxes and containers into the planes in the...

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After vacation to Grand Rapids over 20 years ago, artist strives for citizenship

by (crestongr)

Submitted 05-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

For Grand Rapids-based artist Erick Picardo, a visit to the United States has turned into over a 20 year stay. The Domincan Republic native, who often identifies as Caribbean due to a shared culture with places like St. Thomas and Puerto Rico,...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Abbey Adams connects to nature through art

by (Alexandra Krupp)

Submitted 09-26-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Science and art may seem like they are on two opposite sides of the creative spectrum, but to painter and illustrator Abbey Adams, they literally go hand in hand. Through art, she is able to be closer to the topic, critter or scene and get a better...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Andrew Hawkes claims responsibility for "it's not my fault"

by (PFeutz)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

“I was boiling lye in the kitchen, and my mom freaked out. I had to use drain opener, since it’s 100% lye. I had gloves and a respirator on, boiling this big pile of death. And I don’t know if I had the wrong chemicals or if it...

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San Chez Bistro unveils new mural by local artist

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

As part of an Artprize entry, Grand Rapids based artist Phanie Mills- Behning has been working day and night to complete an outdoor mural. The mural was commissioned by San Chez Bistro and is located on the wall of the restaurant’s patio at 38...

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Local artist selected to travel to Israel and Palestine

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-12-2012 under OPINION

“I am definitely very excited and very grateful. I know this is one opportunity in life that is also probably going to change a lot in my life,” says local printmaker Alynn Guerra.  At the time of publish, Guerra is still 1/3...

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Deadline for Art.Downtown. artists and venues fast approaching

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 03-06-2012 under NEWS

Art.Downtown. is happening April 13, 2012 and submissions for all venues and artists must be in by this Friday, March 9th. The coordinators of Art.Downtown. can work with artists who need venues and venues who need artists. It is anticipated that...

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Live Coverage Features: Brett Colley and Margie Erlandson

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

UICA's biggest fundraiser of the year offers guests the unique opportunity to purchase artwork that is created right before their eyes! Come to the Steelcase Town Hall for an unforgettable evening that includes live and silent auctions, music...

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Women's City Club: A must-see ArtPrize venue

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-25-2011 under OPINION

The Basement of the Women's City Club has been transformed into an art gallery by Fred Bivins and a host of volunteers, making it possible for artists like Rachel Lipscomb and Brenda Oelbaum to display their work. 

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