design

Film "Sign Painters" uncovers hidden craft

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under OPINION

When you see a hand-painted sign on a small boutique storefront, it's easy to see why the billboard signs on the side of the highway are difficult to regard as art. To hand paint a sign is an art form, a craft. This was the discovery I made...

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Cabin-Time heads west

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-08-2013 under NEWS

Cabin-Time is an opportunity to leave the world behind and discover another one. Twice a year since January 2012, Cabin-Time has brought artists, photographers, writers, designers, chefs and every other kind of creative from all around the country...

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Repurpose former Public Museum

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

The arts-based nonprofit SiTE:LAB is sponsoring an idea competition with more than $10,000 in prizes to help repurpose the defunct building that housed the former Public Museum. The project, called 54Jeff after the location of the building on 54...

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New ArtPrize director explores Grand Rapids, culture, and permission to participate

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Christian Gaines, the new Executive Director of ArtPrize, has never lived in a mid-sized city. He grew up in large cities in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and as an adult has lived on both the east and west coasts, and even in Honolulu. Now, he...

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D/E/C showcases local creative entrepreneurs

by (Samantha Macy)

Submitted 04-01-2013 under NEWS

Design/Educate/Connect partners with the GRAM to showcase local entrepreneurs who bridge the gap between design and business. On March 22, the third annual D/E/C event featured seven business owners. One characteristic of D/E/C is the fact that the...

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Design West Michigan hosts a talk about art versus design

by (Samantha Macy)

Submitted 09-12-2012 under OPINION

Thursday night at Kendall's newly rennovated Federal Building, Design West Michigan hosted a panel discussion with Andrew Blauvelt and Joseph Rosa, with Susan Szenasy moderating. The topic was “The Difference Between Art and Design”...

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Changing the world through design

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Within a few minutes of meeting Seth Starner, it becomes clear he’s not the kind of guy who sits in one place for very long. It may be his bright blue eyes or the way he gestures in continuous motion as he speaks, but his excitement for...

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Catalyst Radio: 200 volunteers to build new playground in Aberdeen Park in just six hours

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:13) Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Amway join us on air to talk about their efforts, along with Creston Neighborhood Association and a few...

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Catalyst Radio: GR Web Dev brings together techies of all persuasions

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure!   INTERVIEW (10:33) Two facilitators from the Grand Rapids Web Development Group, Ben Rausch and Ross Hunter, join us on air to explain this hot young gun on the...

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UICA Spotlight: Raven Jones

by (UICA)

Submitted 05-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

For the past three years, Raven Jones has been part of the UICA family. Since she started in our ArtWorks Youth Program in 2008, she has participated in four ArtWorks projects. During these projects she showcased her beaded works at an art...

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