Don't be a stranger

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Mary Navarre --  Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids In the movie "Eat, Pray, Love", Elizabeth Gilbert describes her first attempt at prayer something like this: “Hello God, how are you? I’m Liz. It’s nice to meet you. I’...

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ArtPrize 2010: Essays and Critique

by (George)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Yesterday afternoon, The Rapidian soft-launched our ArtPrize 2010 page. Here, you will be able to find all of The Rapidian coverage that relates to this year's ArtPrize competition. While regular readers of The Rapidian...

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Chase You Down Until You Love Me

by (diaghilev)

Submitted 08-05-2010 under OPINION

Ten years ago I had a daily walk from a Hell's Kitchen apartment, to an Upper West Side bartending job.  By the time I hit 80th Street, I swear to God, I always ended up behind a quarreling Basinger and Alec Baldwin.  Their walking...

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Newest Community Foundation Grants Total $1.5 Million

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-15-2010 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $1.5 million in grants. The grants address four areas of need in Kent County including economic growth, health, arts and culture, and the creation of safe and...

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The Michigan Cultural Data Project comes to Grand Rapids to help arts and culture organizations make the mark they deserve

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

At every presentation about the Cultural Data Project (CDP), people gasp at what it can do - at every one of the fifteen talks across the state. And now, after two years of work by a dedicated team, this valuable tool is available in Michigan. If...

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UICA Interview: Casey McGuire

by (UICA)

Submitted 04-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

Casey McGuire's installation, The Insatiable Feeling of Soft Ground, provides a personal narrative through the placement of objects, structures, and image within a particular space. Sculptures are informed by the connections that arise between...

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What's YOUR Art? People in GR Tell All.

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-12-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

To launch its new arts portal Web site, the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids hosted an arts sampler party on March 11. The open-to-all event at the McKay Tower downtown, featured short performances and/or presentations by Opera Grand Rapids,...

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The Litribune Benefit Show

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 11-15-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Tonight (Nov. 15), there was a fundraiser for the local quarterly publication, "The Litribune" at Mexicains Sans Frontieres (120 S. Division #226). It's a non-profit periodical with a focus on community and involvement. The founders, Ben Davey and...

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"You Know This Girl" at Mexicains Sans Frontieres

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

   Described as "A one woman comedy about the depths of shallowness", C. Frances Fallon kept her audience laughing riotously as she quipped satirical comments about the loose-moraled, consumer driven, self-esteem lacking common club girl...

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Dust in the Wind: A Retrospective Look at Salt and Earth

by (wisperingdove)

Submitted 10-15-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Young Kim’s entry in ArtPrize 2009, Salt and Earth, has been swept away, but for many the message and memory of his work will remain. Created solely for the contest, the site-specific piece consisted of fifty squares measuring three feet by three...

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