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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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Umbered undertones leading trends in color

by (Winslow DiPiazza)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under OPINION

Color is all around us everyday, in the products we use, the fashions we wear and in the films we watch. Color evokes a mood. Color makes us feel a sense of emotion. But how do we discover which colors society will be drawn to next? Leatrice Eiseman...

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ArtPrize Round 1 Voting to end Saturday

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize Seven is now through its first week, with the Jurors' ShortList and public vote tallies for the top 25 in each category now running live on the Leaderboard on the ArtPrize website. Over 260,000 public votes have already been cast....

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The Stream brings attention to worldwide water shortages

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

“The Stream” is a multimedia installation by Emeka Ikebude at the DeVos Place Convention Center. The piece was created in an attempt to bring attention to water scarcity around the world, especially developing countries and Ikebude...

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Illuminating Moments: "In A Promised Land..." illustrates history at ArtPrize

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

Shawn Michael Warren, a representational oil painter, did not come from Harvey, IL to Grand Rapids, MI to win ArtPrize. However, his painting, in the top 25 of the 2-D category right now, is achieving his goal of calling attention to...

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Rapidian on the street: Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes)

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian and GRTV went down to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to find out what people were thinking about after viewing Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) by Dylan Miner. The piece presents four Lowrider...

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Grand Rapids artist garners finalist position on Jurors' Shortlist

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Only one local Grand Rapids artist, Monroe Aki O'Bryant, also known as Akibang, was selected to be featured at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for this year's ArtPrize Seven. The Jurors' Shortlist announced his graphic series entry,...

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St. Cecilia sends buskers to ArtPrize

by (averym92)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NEWS

St. Cecilia Music Center is making its presence known at ArtPrize this year. During ArtPrize, the organization will be acting as a music hub, but the music is not just staying within the walls. From September 23 to October 4, the center is sending...

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When Critical Discourse is anything but: A Midwest call out of art scenes and community

by (Briana)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under OPINION

The opinions expressed in this article are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of The Rapidian, its management or fellow employees.   Last night found me at the the second...

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