Free Radical

Portrait: Artists deal with self, identity, culture at Free Radical 2014

by (dinderbeck)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

Throughout art history we have seen the common theme of the self-portrait. Whether Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Avadon, Picasso, Warhol or Ai Weiwei, these images have become an important vehicle for artists to explore. These works allow artists to take a...

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Exploring Free Radical 2014: Experiences with two galleries among many

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

If you made your way along the South Division business district last weekend, it would have been hard not to have absorbed some inspiration from all the temporary gallery spaces showcasing West Michigan's creative scene. With over 20 storefront...

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Grand Rapids community printshop owner to speak at Free Radical

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

For the past 12 years, the Free Radical event has sought to provoke challenging, self-reflective dialogue between members of the Grand Rapids arts community. Now a yearly Avenue for the Arts event, Free Radical includes Shows on...

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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize wrapped up, there’s jovial wonderment for the arts lingering that filled the streets and a community brought together, but the excitement of ArtPrize will become merely a fleeting, ephemeral moment for most in little time....

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Catalyst Radio: Avenue For the Arts lining up fall full of activities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a look at the arts activities taking place on Avenue For The Arts this fall.  In studio is Jenn Schaub,...

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Story Matters: Elyse Welcher finds her place on South Division

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-14-2014 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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Avenue for the Arts presents 11th anniversary of Free Radical

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under NEWS

On November 1 and 8 the Avenue for the Arts presents the 11th anniversary of Free Radical, an art event on South Division Avenue showcasing local talent. Local businesses along the strip will transform into temporary art galleries, hosting over 100...

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Vertigo Music hosts "Map of Tasmania" art show

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 11-01-2012 under OPINION

Avenue for the Arts’ current venture, Free Radical, has taken over a series of storefronts on South Division and turned them into art galleries, as is the case with “Map of Tasmania” at Vertigo Music. The event occurs annually as a...

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