Fragrant re-imagining of Afghan war rugs: An interview with artist Barbara Koenen

by (pelz)

Submitted 09-14-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Walk up the stairs to the second floor of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), and you will be greeted by complex layers of aromas that range from grandma’s apple pie to Tandoori chicken to boudoir sachets. Sunday at the GRAM, artist Barbara...

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Grand Rapids artist Derrick Hollowell’s big concept

by (Sandra Mitchell)

Submitted 07-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Derrick Hollowell spends a lot of time thinking. The 46-year-old artist, musician, and teacher has spent much of his life expressing himself through paintings and music, but words don’t escape Derrick, either. Articulate and soulful, Derrick...

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[VIDEO] Live Coverage fundraising soiree matchmakes local artists and art enthusiasts

by (FotoJosh)

Submitted 02-22-2011 under NEWS

After several months of planning and publicity, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts held its preeminent fundraiser of the year, Live Coverage. In its 11th year, the bash on Saturday attracted approximately 500 attendees. From 6:30-9:15 p.m.,...

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Catalyst Radio: UICA's Live Coverage fundraiser pits 50 artists against the clock

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Goddard of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts gives us a preview of tomorrow evening's Live Coverage. The fundraiser showcases more than 50 regional artists in the last stages of art creation putting finishing touches on their...

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Brilliant Orchids Brighten West Michigan Winter

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

There are few plants that are as heartbreakingly beautiful as orchids. And few plants are as heartbreaking as an orchid. A nice ordinary orchid from Meijer or a garden store will set you back about $15-$25 and serious orchid collectors consider...

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Catalyst Radio: Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

We welcome two guests, Rob Conrad and rap artist Daryl Holt from the Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association who tell us what to look forward to at tonight's Heartside talent show. This is the seventh year of the talent show, and there are 20...

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Grand Rapids artist Carol Roeda and Mary Free Bed partner for ArtPrize

by (MFBrehab)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

When the ArtPrize® pairing of artists and venues began, Carol Roeda, a Grand Rapids-based artist, and Mary Free Bed wanted a meaningful connection if they were going to participate in the international art competition held in downtown Grand Rapids....

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Sundance Bar & Grill

by (lorilea)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The Sundance Grill & Bar, a casual downtown dining destination, serves up a variety of scrambles, omelettes and skillets, many with a Southwest spin. Like the Albuquerque omelette, loaded with black beans, chorizo, jalapenos, green chilies,...

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A Passion for Creation- The Studio of Multi-Media Artist Adrianne Adelle McCluer

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 06-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

Skilled, driven, and ambitious, Adrianne Adelle McCluer, can do it all. From photography and illustration, to ceramics, jewelry, and a variety of other media, this local artist explores multiple directions of fine art and do-it-yourself craft. I was...

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Public Invited to 14th Annual DIA Events

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 06-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) is sponsoring two inspiring and life-changing events that are part of the DIA's 14th Annual Gathering of Dominican Artists: 1) A retreat for artists and those who appreciate art;...

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