The Rapidian

artprize

Artist or activist? Creative voices inspire dialogue

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The streets of Grand Rapids have been busier than normal this year, not with visitors to cultural events, parades or races, but with citizens protesting. From The Women’s Rights March to A Day Without Immigrants and the most recent DACA...

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Local artist Stafford Smith exhibits new artwork at Studio 341

by (matt0berski)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Upon entering Studio 341, guests will find themselves surrounded by collages displaying surreal combinations of 20th-century portraiture, suburban architecture, and small, winged creatures. In his latest body of photographic work, titled Trapped...

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Michael Peoples

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Grand Rapids Ballet dances its way to ArtPrize Nine

by (Megan Sarnacki)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Choreographed by Mario Radacovsky, the Grand Rapids Ballet is excited to enter its first time-based submission for ArtPrize Nine with four live performances of “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.” During the first weekend of ArtPrize Nine,...

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Artemis Antippas

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Meijer Gardens' fall exhibition celebrates Rodin, contemporary figurative tradition

by (Meijer Gardens)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to host 17 contemporary figurative sculptors in an exhibition titled Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition. Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) was among the most revolutionary...

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Local artist finds inspiration in moths, praying mantises, mysteries of tarot cards

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 11-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

"I always wanted to be an artist. Well, or a ballerina," Molly Vega Burgess laughs. "Because you're supposed to." We are standing in her studio, a windowed but curtainless room on the second floor of her home. The minimal...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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Between Our Homes: Finding comfort in the unexpected during ArtPrize

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With public installation pieces across unexpected spots downtown during ArtPrize, Hailey Lamb, KCAD Senior, allows us to dive into the art of the everyday. "Between Our Homes" is a series of public installations using large vinyl...

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