Shirts Just Want to Have Fun

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

When Brian Edwards, designer Chris Koens and Matt Fulk dreamed up ShirtPrize last year, it was a whim. A lark. It was intended to be a gentle parody of Grand Rapids' ArtPrize competition. "It was very tongue in cheek," said Edwards. Then, an...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] O'Toole's Public House

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

At the stroke of 12 noon on Sunday head straight for O'Toole's and the $3 make-your- own Bloody Mary bar and $4 burger specials. The Bloody bar starts with Absolut, you add your choice of mixers, vegetables, salts, spices and one or some of a dozen...

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UICA's Local Emerging Artists in ArtPrize

by (UICA)

Submitted 08-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

Carrie Schoenborn, Scott Travis, and Patrick Hekman are all local contemporary artists, under the age of 30, exhibiting their work at UICA for ArtPrize 2010. Elizabeth Goddard, UICA’s Director of Education, had the chance to talk with them about...

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Ox-Bow Artist Reception and Lecture Series July 9

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 07-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

This week signals the beginning of the GRAM/Ox-Bow Friday Lecture Series. Celebrating the shared centennials of these two great art organizations, this summer-long event will bring a distinguished lineup of speakers to the Art Museum. Learn about...

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GR Comics Roundtable explores possibilities comics can provide

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 03-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

When Matthew Reidsma left Boston to move to Grand Rapids, he didn't expect to find another comics round table like the one he enjoyed  while living in Boston, nor did he expect to start one in Grand Rapids. Then he met fellow comic artist Drew...

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What's YOUR Art? People in GR Tell All.

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-12-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

To launch its new arts portal Web site, the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids hosted an arts sampler party on March 11. The open-to-all event at the McKay Tower downtown, featured short performances and/or presentations by Opera Grand Rapids,...

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