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Impart: Artist Gil Lelazhe Jariq asserts "art heals"

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  An artist at Heartside Studio and founder of PRMTVE, Gil Lelazhe Jariq is an abstract painter based in Grand Rapids.  What is art? "Art is...

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GrandCon unveils final details of Grand Rapids' first comic book and board game convention

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Comic fans, gamers and curious onlookers: your GrandCon badge pickup begins Friday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m.  This weekend marks the start of Grand Rapids' first joint comic book and board game convention. There will be a medley of...

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Impart: Christina Mrozik believes art is a form of communication

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Christina Mrozik is a local artist who draws most of her inspiration from the natural world. She is interested in projecting human emotions and experiences...

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Poetry and sculpture collaboration installed for ArtPrize

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NEWS

This year at ArtPrize one can expect to find a little haven from all the chase enusing art enthusiasm. Right in front of the main entrance of GVSU's Eberhard Center, near the Blue Bridge and at the heart of it all is a quiet place where visitors...

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Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery nurtures local art and places

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-17-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sanctuary Folk Art has been on South Division for 14 years. It opened up at 140 South Division in 1999 when there were no retail businesses along the street. Husband and wife Reb Roberts and Carmella Loftis own the gallery and manage it. The name...

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Impart: Local artist Consuelo Poland used art to speak

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Local artist Consuelo Poland graduated from Kendall College last May with a degree in functional art. She works in industrial design, makes jewelry and...

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Impart: Abstract painter Thomas Hammer argues art is defined by art world authorities

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Thomas Hammer is an abstract painter who contrasts wild flourishes with geometric shapes. He works in painting, drawing and photography and often mixes the...

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Impart: Chicago-based artist and ArtPrize entrant Nate Otto discusses art

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-09-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Nate Otto is a visual artist based in Chicago who was born in Lansing, Michigan. His work is greatly inspired by cities and the people that live there. His entry...

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Blue bridge to be draped in color for ArtPrize

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-04-2013 under NEWS

Liz Miller, an artist from Good Thunder, Minnesota, is currently working on an installation piece inspired by the Grand River for ArtPrize. It will be located on the Blue Bridge. "I was very interested in using the river as a starting point to...

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"Hard Femme" art exhibit to examine gender issues

by (empichot)

Submitted 08-07-2013 under NEWS

"Hard femme is femme’s iron-pumpin', boot-wearin', always sneerin' cousin," says Miranda Sharp, curator of the exhibit. "Hard femme is tough, DIY, takin' care of business, down 'n dirty and no-bullshit. Hard...

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