New perspectives built on creative foundation

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The character of South Division Avenue between Fulton and Wealthy is unlike any other. This collection of blocks is inhabited by makers and organizers who are active, creative and motivated to provide artistic experiences for the community. The...

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UICA to offer opportunity to watch as artists create

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NEWS

Usually an art audience sees only the final product of an artist’s labors. However, at UICA’s Live Coverage, observers watch as artists channel the muse. The 13th incarnation of the annual event and fundraiser will take place at the...

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UICA to host day-long seminar for artists, curators, documentors

by (erictank)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday March 1, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. the UICA will host a day of speakers and discussions about what goes in to creating a great art show. Attendees will discuss a variety of themes exploring the balance of creative studio practices,...

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Catalyst Radio: Silent Observer rocks the mic with youth competition Tues., Feb. 4

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW   This edition of Catalyst Radio features Silent Observer in Kent County – the anonymous crime-reporting service that liasons with law...

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Wealthy Theatre NYE concert: sneak peek, surprise announcement, more tickets released

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-31-2013 under NONPROFITS

This half minute of newly released Starlight Six rehearsal footage, seen here on The Rapidian for the first time, is the first glimpse of "Exile on Wealthy Street," which takes place Dec. 31 at Wealthy Theatre. The live concert begins at 9:30 p.m....

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Story Matters: Erika Nowak's future art education career inspired by ArtPrize

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-15-2013 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. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Can art actually save cities?

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 09-30-2013 under OPINION

"Can Art Save Cities" was the title of the ArtPrize panel discussion recently at the Ladies Literary Club. This discussion was between the three guest jurors, Manon Sloan of No Longer Empty, Anne Pasternak of Creative Time and Artist and...

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ArtPrize 2013: Nichole Riley on art and empathy

by (KHolton)

Submitted 09-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Fall is here and so is ArtPrize 2013: nineteen exciting days for Grand Rapids with seasoned and new ArtPrize contestants displaying their work side by side. For some, like Nichole Riley, ArtPrize 2013 will be the first time they display their art in...

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ArtPrize Venue Cathedral Square: Worth the Trip

by (bridgette.mcgee)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under OPINION

Cathedral Square, located at the corner of Sheldon Boulevard and Division Avenue, just a few blocks south of the city center. This ArtPrize venue and voter registration station encompasses a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, stained glass,...

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Impart: Artist Tim Stoelting asserts "art is a tool for generating change"

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Tim Stoelting is an artist who plays around with people's perceptions of the spaces and objects around them. With his ArtPrize entry "...

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