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Arts

A look back at Festival of the Arts' first 50 years

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 06-05-2019 under NEWS

Fifty years ago downtown Grand Rapids was in the midst of urban renewal. In June 1969, in front of the new Grand Rapids City Hall, a massive work of abstract sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder titled “La Grande Vitesse” was...

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Festival of the Arts' 50th Celebration poster commemorates Calder's La Grande Vitesse

by (ric72528)

Submitted 04-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

To commemorate its 50th year, Festival of the Arts is excited to announce renowned designer Stephen Frykholm as its 2019 poster artist. One of the longest running festivals in the state of Michigan, Festival of the Arts will hold its 50th...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum presents 'A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions'

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 01-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition opening January 26, A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions. The exhibition  closes out a yearlong celebration of GRAM's tenth anniversary at...

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Michigan Artist Series 'Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives' opens at GRAM Oct. 27

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 10-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today that the next installment of its Michigan Artist Series will be opening on October 27. Dylan Miner: Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives will be on view at the Museum through March...

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Festival of the Arts announces honorary co-chairs for 50th year

by (ric72528)

Submitted 09-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Festival of the Arts is excited to announce its honorary co-chairs for the event’s 50th year – Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ballet and James Sofranko, the new Artistic Director for Grand Rapids Ballet. The...

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South Division: Past and present through the lens of art

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

When you first walk into Sanctuary Folk Art, you are immediately surrounded by an explosion of color as you first take in the amazing variety of art lining every inch of possible space on the wall. While the gallery hosts up to 40 different artists...

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Local tuition-free pharmacy technician program accepting applications

by (wmcat)

Submitted 06-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Have you received your high school diploma or General Education Development (GED)? Do you live in Kent County, receive some form of public assistance, and have no record of a felony? Are you looking for a meaningful career that can give you income...

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Division Avenue Arts Collective is back with all-ages summer programming

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 05-12-2017 under NEWS

After attending the first meeting back at the space, Kylee Preseau and Charity Klein Lytle, board members for the DAAC, talked to me about the history of the space, getting involved, and what it means to them. What does the DAAC do and how long has...

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WMCAT offers training for adults and teens with an emphasis in arts and technology

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Daniel Williams, Executive Director of the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) discusses some of the organization's opportunities for adults and teens to further their...

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Aquinas College spring play opens cast to community members to promote social change

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-29-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Randy Wyatt has directed over 60 productions. "Love and Information" has a large cast and the casting process was opened up to community members. This play ties in to spreading the word about Aquinas’ new major, Theatre for Social...

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