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"Critical Reality: Why Is Arts Criticism Important?" Wrap-up

by (Arts Council GR)

Submitted 04-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

When the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Artpeers, and Avenue for the Arts partnered up to sponsor a panel discussion about the role of arts criticism in Grand Rapids, we titled it “Critical Reality: Why Is Arts Criticism Important?...

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Art Criticism: An Afterthought

by (UICA)

Submitted 04-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Last night, UICA's Director of Education Elizabeth Goddard participated in a panel discussion concerning Art Criticism that was hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Dwelling Place and ArtPeers at Wealthy Theatre. The other...

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Taking a closer look at homelessness

by (c.formberg)

Submitted 12-09-2010 under OPINION

In Grand Rapids, more than 5,000 people are considered homeless, half of whom are part of homeless families. Homelessness is a problem that stems from multiple causes including job loss, jail time, being released from foster care with nowhere...

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Rapid Growth panelists dissect the value of art in Grand Rapids

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-17-2010 under NEWS

Photos by Jon Clay  Rapid Growth Media held the fifth monthly segment of its speaker series last night at Wealthy Theatre. The topic of the night was "Good business is the best art."  Panelists included Brian Kelly (owner of Brian Kelly...

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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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Development in Heartside - Part III: The Social Services Perspective

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-17-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is the third installment in Michael Tuffelmire and Nick Manes' Heartside Development series. The first piece focused on the perspective of the homeless in the Heartside neighborhood. The second part looked at the perspective of businesses,...

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Bridge Street Place: Sustainable, Affordable Permanent Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 02-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

  Amidst a growing need to provide for affordable, permanent housing needs for survivors of domestic violence, last week Dwelling Place announced the completion of the transformation and renovation of a transitional housing community, My...

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Dwelling Place Volunteers Deck the Avenue!

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Volunteers last Tuesday, December 1st,  helped DwellingPlace haul out the holly, untangle the lights, and dust off the holiday cheer while wielding tempera saturated foam brushes at 13 different Avenue for the Arts storefront windows. The event...

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VIDEO: Volunteers Join Dwelling Place to Deck Division Avenue

by (amandastpierre)

Submitted 12-09-2009 under NONPROFITS

To give community members the opportunity to participate in the Heartside neighborhood and to spread holiday cheer along South Division (from Wealthy and Fulton), Dwelling Place hosted Deck the Avenue on December 1, 2009. It was the...

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