iBall 2019

by (wmcat)

Submitted 01-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology will host iBall 2019 and share the community’s commitment to WMCAT’s collective work to provide equitable access to opportunity. iBall 2019 will transform the exciting downtown venue, 20...

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Grow your ability to innovate, collaborate and create through design thinking on October 24

by (wmcat)

Submitted 10-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Public Agency at WMCAT's 1-Day Design Thinking Blitz on October 24 is an 8-hour challenge to shed behaviors that prevent us from moving projects forward. Over the course of the day you’ll complete a design cycle; hone your...

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My journey to creativity activist after leading workshops at Girls Rock Grand Rapids

by (Jessica Fogle)

Submitted 06-20-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I went from being creatively blocked to writing multiple songs a week since 2014. And I've written every day since February 12, 2017 for my 365-Day Songwriting Challenge. I am a creativity activist. What is a creativity activist? It is someone...

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Riolo Creative Engineering thrives on innovation

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marco Riolo helps people to realize their vision and then breathes life into that vision. Under his business name Riolo Creative Engineering, he spends his days finding solutions to people's problems. He believes he has a talent and believes...

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Walking a tightrope between race, art in Grand Rapids

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Derrick Hollowell drops a stack of large paper bags onto the floor. He turns toward me and says “We’re going to curate this show together.” The bags are full of paintings and sketches composed by Hollowell during his 10 years of...

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GRAM exhibit "Marks of Genius" reveals how artists think

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

To me looking at artists' drawings is like watching the special features on a DVD: it reveals the process. To look at a drawing is to peek behind the curtain. This particular collection of drawings comes to The Grand Rapids Art Museum from the...

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Story Matters: Marco Riolo shares importance of creativity, fun

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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PechaKucha: 20x20 format shares personal stories for sold-out crowd

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 11-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Wednesday, November 6 at San Chez Bistro, 10 diverse, creative and passionate people shared their stories with a sold out crowd. The format was simple: 20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide. That left six minutes and 40 seconds per presenter...

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Drink beer, support our creative youth

by (edelsteven)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under OPINION

This summer, Grand Rapids and Wyoming Public Schools learned they were denied federal funding that supported their after school programs. Nine Grand Rapids schools were left without any funds for after school programming, and Grand Rapids students...

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Karisa Wilson to kick off Market at noon sharp

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 06-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Karisa Wilson (pronounced Ka-REE-sa) has been gracious enough to squeeze a performance in at this year’s Market presented by the Avenue for the Arts on June 9. This busy artist will begin promptly at noon before heading off to a wedding later...

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