artprize2010

[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Grand Central Market and Deli

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Central Market and Deli provides Monroe Center visitors not only an oasis of substantial sandwiches and salads made to order, but the convenience of a small grocery store, too. The shop is open for breakfast and lunch, with coffee and other...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Mojo's

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Mojo's Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant is easy enough to find. It's located at the corner of Pearl and Monroe Street in downtown Grand Rapids. Moreover, it's the only place in town where you'll find two pianists fighting for approval and tinkling...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Ferris Coffee & Nut

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Ferris Coffee & Nut's retail store, located at 227 Winter Avenue, across the stret from the YMCA, serves as a training facility for retail workers as well as a spot for visitors to come in and try the many products the company offers, including...

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Local Artist Erwin Erkfitz turns Artprize entry into 3 day artmaking event!

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

What originally began as a mural on the interior of Stella’s Lounge, has blossomed into 3 high energy days of live art production over September 24-26th. Four local artists will be spending over 30 hours creating a site specific mural accompanied by...

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Invisible Curators and Ready Partners

by (pwitt)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under OPINION

"As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure." - John Dewey “Art as Experience” 1934This quote by the American philosopher John Dewey calls upon us to recognize the inherently political nature of art:...

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Sculpture a culmination of years of experience for Artprize artist Brent Harris

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Some things are a long time in the making. For Kalamazoo based artist Brent Harris, bringing his bronze sculpture piece "Gatherer" to life is a process that began approximately a decade ago. The sculpture is showing at the Grand Rapids...

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ArtPrize: Whose vote counts most?

by (evanarragon)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under OPINION

Last September 27, I headed downtown with one question in my mind: “What will 100,000 paper airplanes look like?” The event was Rob Bliss’s ArtPrize entry: paper planes dropped from the six tallest buildings downtown to the strains of Sigur Ros’s...

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ArtPrize: Social networking that bleeds

by (csmit)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under OPINION

As we approach the second installment of ArtPrize, we should remember that we are entering an arena of realism, one quite different than the social networking atmosphere that ArtPrize can sometimes produce. I speak most definitively of ArtPrize...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Biggby Coffee

by (Cindy Droog)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s entirely feasible that walking the entirety of ArtPrize’s downtown venues could cause energy depletion or require rapid refreshment. Yet stopping for a sit-down meal may not be on everyone’s agenda. In that case, Biggby Coffee Downtown – at the...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

by (snicklefritz2112)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Mc Fadden’s Restaurant and Saloon is in the only red brick building on historic Ionia Ave. While topped by matching gargoyles, this local watering hole is far from Gothic. Game night, birthday parties, weddings, and after-work get togethers attract...

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