Dynamic arts professional has strong, clear vision for UICA's future

by (DWalsh)

Submitted 06-10-2013 under OPINION

Two weeks into her tenure as Interim Executive Director of UICA, Miranda Krajniac (pronounced KRAHN-yak) met with me on a sunny afternoon to discuss her background, the community and plans for the institution’s future. To get to UICA’s...

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GRAM presents spectacular selection of improvisational quilts

by (Brenda Beerhorst)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under OPINION

Susana Allen Hunter's ability to be resourceful is reflected in her quilts, now on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Not only did she use what limited resources she had, but used them with the confidence and command of a person well-...

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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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GRAM Education Center supports lifetime learning

by (kmb53)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  When visitors to the Grand Rapids Art Museum walk in the building, they are immediately greeted with elegant architecture and works of art. As visitors look around, to the right they see a hallway across the courtyard which ends with a bright...

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Art Beat visits current GRAM exhibitions

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-26-2012 under OPINION

Last Friday night The Rapidian Art Beat met up at the GRAM to view the “Real/Surreal” show, the Salvador Dali exhibit and “Elephants,” this year’s winning ArtPrize entry. We arrived and began wandering throughout the...

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GRAM questions reality with new exhibit, Real/Surreal

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-18-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s (GRAM) upcoming show, Real/Surreal explores the existing tension between artistic realism and the manipulation of reality represented in the work of surreal and abstract artists. The exhibit showcases work in...

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Crowds gather to see the ArtPrize Top Ten before the winners are announced

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 10-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Thousands of people are flocking downtown to get an up close and personal glimpse of the Top Ten ArtPrize exhibitions before the winners are announced on Friday night. “Crowds are similar to previous years, and perhaps even higher,”...

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"Origami" highlights Grand Rapids community

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under NEWS

New York-based artist Kumi Yamashita has made quite an impression on Grand Rapids this year with her installation, “Origami.” On display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), “Origami” consists of 99 individual pieces of...

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What do you see: Anne Gates explores the why of our 'Motivation'

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

It's no secret that there is a lot that I love about ArtPrize. Not least of which, and possibly the most important to me since the beginning, is the possibility that the larger public can be engulfed by something I love. Art is powerful. Or at...

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What do you see: tension and tangle bring peace at the GRAM

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Black chair, black squares of homemade paper tacked to the wall. And in between, an army of black strings hang, connecting them before landing in a tangle on the floor. What caught my eye in Andrew Hawkes' "It's not my fault,"...

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