artprize2010

"Evaporative Buildings" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Right around the corner from UICA's entrance is Alex Schweder La's "Evaporative Buildings," on Weston St. This "Evaporative Buildings" installation is located in UICA's loading dock and is made from projections and mechanically induced mist. The...

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An interview with "Give" artist Dusty Folwarczny

by (mckeowl1)

Submitted 09-28-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"Give" by Dusty Folwarczny at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens, Art Prize 2010.

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An interview with "Baldaquin" artist Mark Rumsey

by (mckeowl1)

Submitted 09-28-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"Baldaquin" by Mark Rumsey at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens, ArtPrize 2010.

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"Clouds" are flying during ArtPrize

by (The General)

Submitted 09-27-2010 under OPINION

The diverse crowd moving about the city is what makes the ArtPrize competition and showcase truly unique. The eyes of the art world are once again on the city of Grand Rapids as art submissions, grand and small, will be viewed by thousands in the...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Irena Czumaj

by (ageluso)

Submitted 09-27-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…” rings through classrooms across the country on the first bell of each school day. Most youngsters recite these words without a thought, eyes glazed over, waiting for the day's lesson...

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The Seeds of Labor: an ArtPrize Artist Profile of Gene Sowles

by (Apion)

Submitted 09-27-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  Two years ago in a brief but tumultuous visit, hurricane Ike came to southern Ohio. On one day in particular hurricane force winds wreaked a terrible vengeance upon a large tree in Gene Sowles yard. Unbeknownst to the storm or Gene this act...

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Sotir Davidhi: An ArtPrize Artist Profile

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 09-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

by Becky Spaulding, Daniel Heeren, and RuthMarie Sarros A soft breeze brushes through the grass beside the Grand River, over which a ripple travels gently toward the shore. Rich autumn colors of orange, red, green, brown, and gold sprinkle over...

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Thomas Verstraete: An ArtPrize Craftsman Profile

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 09-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

                 “I don’t consider myself an artist,” said ArtPrize participant Thomas Verstraete, “I’m a craftsman.” To Verstraete, there is a distinction, between an art...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: In a Sea of Color

by (Nate)

Submitted 09-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s mid September and the summer sun readies a last repose for the season. Hanging high, it sheds a lingering warmth on the red bricks of an old factory along Market Avenue. A large white sign adorns the entrance of this aging edifice and proclaims...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Gabriel Garcia-Fraire

by (rcmason)

Submitted 09-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  “Community” finds a fitting home above a sandy shuffleboard at Pub 43 during Grand Rapid’s second annual ArtPrize competition. Twenty-three year old Chicagoan artist Gabriel Garcia-Fraire has been working the day away, installing his entry in...

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