On accountability, doing the work and public discourse

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

This piece is from the staff of Partners for a Racism-Free Community and does not represent the views of affiliated organizations or partners. More often than not, when particular spotlights are placed on individuals we are confronted by histories...

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Artist monk survives ArtPrize dating game

by (jamietreadwell)

Submitted 08-29-2016 under VOICES

I haven’t done online dating, and probably shouldn’t anyways. I’m known as the Urban Monk. Monks don’t date; they shouldn’t anyways. Lack of experience in that whole dating game business may have put me at a...

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Watch fish climb a ladder in Grand Rapids

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

It's the only spot in Grand Rapids where you can admire art and watch migrating fish at the same time. Fish Ladder Park features a sculpture designed to allow spawning fish to bypass the imposing Sixth Street Dam on the Grand River. "This...

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A big move in preparation for ArtPrize 2016

by (SiTE-LAB)

Submitted 07-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

For SiTE:LAB, a Grand Rapids-based arts non-profit, and Julie Schenkelberg, a Brooklyn- and Grand Rapids-based artist, “moving house” recently meant raising a house on Franklin Street SW off its foundation, rotating it and moving across...

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ArtPrize winner curates new artist collective exhibit at Harris Building

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-25-2016 under NEWS

The Artifacts GR, a new artist collective in Grand Rapids will be displaying it's first collection at the historical Harris Buildling beginning March 25, 2016.  The exhibit, Lemonpepper, will feature over 25 works in an array of styles...

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ArtPrize's 2016 Annual Report Breakfast yields growth, changes for city's landscape

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 03-10-2016 under NEWS

ArtPrize’s leadership team announced several big changes in their 2016 Annual Report Breakfast this morning. While most of the morning’s announcements presented exciting opportunities for both ArtPrize and Grand Rapids - expanded grants...

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New coffee shop ups brewing game

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-27-2015 under NEWS

Jam N Bean (161 Ottawa Ave NW) has only been open a few weeks, but it is already one of two locations in the Grand Rapids area, an ArtPrize venue, and a leader in new brewing methods. The shop on Ottawa opened on September 1, and it currently has...

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SiTE:LAB community creates one more surprise at final performance of grand prize winner

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under OPINION

Late into a night of celebrating at SiTE:LAB on Friday after the ArtPrize Awards Ceremony, members of the team of volunteers animatedly discussed how to retrofit a swing to accommodate long-time volunteer Toni Bal. Bal is in a wheelchair as a long-...

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Why we need to admit Hometown Hero is sentimental pandering, not art

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under OPINION

ArtPrize goers, creators and critics: we need to talk about the elephant in the room. Earlier this week, I watched three well established, well respected art curators trip over themselves to avoid saying what they really thought about one...

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Rapidian on the street: Public at Amway Grand respond to Why These Finalist panelists

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8   With four of the 20 ArtPrize public vote finalists located at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, The Rapidian and GRTV went down after Why These Finalists: Part 2 to talk to people...

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