Community updates: Wednesday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders announce operational changes to improve policing City of Grand Rapids leaders announced on Wednesday a series of operational changes to improve police-community relations. The changes come in response to continuing unrest over...

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Journalism in the age of ArtPrize

by (Chelsea Best)

Submitted 11-01-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Ellie Williams, contributing writer for Chron, defines a journalist as someone who "educate[s] the public about events and issues and how they affect their lives." There are always new events and happenings in the Grand Rapids area for...

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Free ArtPrize concerts featuring Grand Rapids Symphony at The Morton, Friday and Saturday

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

  In Grand Rapids, ArtPrize is one of the biggest cultural events of the year, bringing artists from all over the world to West Michigan to participate in the $500,000 competition. Grand Rapids Symphony has entered the 10th annual exhibition...

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Backlash to Cosecha disruption at ArtPrize showcases problem with typical 'West Michigan nice'

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Complicity with ICE by Kent CountyIn the last three months, organizers from Movimiento Cosecha GR and Grand Rapid Rapid Response to ICE have worked in partnership on a campaign to #EndTheContract between Kent County and Immigration and Customs...

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Samaritas engages ArtPrize attendees, Grand Rapids residents in artistic adventure

by (YourPeople)

Submitted 09-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize 2018 attendees and local residents alike will leave no stone unturned while searching downtown for the elusive pieces of what will recreate a local artist’s mural. During an effort hosted by one of Michigan’s largest faith-based...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum presents ArtPrize 10 at GRAM

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 09-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) presents ArtPrize 10 at GRAM, the exhibition showcases a broad range of contemporary art by local, regional, national, and international artists—competing in every ArtPrize category: 2D, 3D, Time-...

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ArtPrize 10 brings more art, local student work to Grand Rapids Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize 10 beginning this week, there are hundreds of great venues across the city to take in amazing public art installations. This year, visitors to the Downtown Market can not only see more art than ever before, with eleven large-scale...

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UICA Outside draws together diverse artists to create permanent artworks energizing, accessible to all

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) 2018 ArtPrize exhibition is an expansion of their current public art initiative, the Exit Space Project. Featuring five mural projects in three Grand Rapids neighborhoods, UICA Outside draws together...

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SORT stations help WMEAC, ArtPrize divert waste from landfill

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

When ArtPrize 10 begins on September 19, 2018, thousands of visitors and art lovers will descend upon downtown Grand Rapids. These visitors and onlookers will buy food, snacks and beverages to help satisfy their hunger and quench their thirst as...

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ArtPrize 10: An appreciation from a non-artist perspective

by (Beth Fisher)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

I moved to Grand Rapids a little less than two years ago from Fort Wayne, Indiana. After living and raising my daughter there for eighteen years, it goes without saying that it holds many memories and a special affinity for me. The second largest...

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