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Rapidian on the street: Public at Ford Museum responds to Why These Finalists panel

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8   With five of the 20 ArtPrize finalists discussed at Why These Finalists: Part 1 located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, The Rapidian and GRTV headed down to that...

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Participation, humor, magic trump sheer size at Why These Finalists Part 2

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NEWS

Video courtesy of WOOD TV8   What elements make a participatory work…work? What makes magic? And why on earth was that death row prisoner given spaghetti instead of spaghettios?  These were the key focal points of last night’s...

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Why These Finalists prompts conversation about ArtPrize Top 40

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

Video courtesy of WOOD TV8   After the release of the top 20 public vote finalists, jurors gathered last night to discuss public and jury ArtPrize finalists. It was a night that included discussions of race and violence, what makes one piece of...

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Holographic sculpture uses unlikely materials for new purposes

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

Robin Protz’s ArtPrize entry “Seasons,” on display at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, is a 3-D entry that depicts a tree in what Protz calls a “holographic sculpture.” If Protz’s name sounds familiar, this is...

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"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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Art, activism and ArtPrize: Critical Discourse hosts bold criticism, open discussion

by (Mary Brown)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under OPINION

I entered the auditorium for Friday night's Critical Discourse event at the ArtPrize Hub, "Reflecting the Times: Art and Activism" with one burning question to present to the artist on the panel. I was not interested in so much of the...

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Waterfront Finale: Top Five Jurors' ShortList film "T-Rex" to screen once more tonight

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

At the first year of the Waterfront Film Festival at ArtPrize, the OnScreen's short film documentary, "T-Rex," received a nomination in the top five Time-Based entries on the Jurors' Shortlist. Following the attention garnered from...

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Rapidian on the street: The Great Race

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

"The scent of crayons is one of the most recognizable smells and has a direct correlation with childhood. This year, [Michael] Peoples is once again using color and scent to evoke an emotional experience with 'The Great Race,'"...

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Manipulating the material: Why Jovanni Luna refuses to do something easy

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under OPINION

"Why am I making these?" Jovanni Luna, artist behind "the sculptural painting" at Spiral Gallery, asked himself after he had made about 5,000 pieces for his work. Each piece is less than an inch tall, made up of meticulously...

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Artist creates mural using fingerprints on GRAM walls

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Black and white contrast filling two intersecting walls of space immediately catch the eye when walking through the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) during this year's ArtPrize Seven. Artist Judith Braun traveled from New York City at the...

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