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LUNAFEST brings films by, for, about women to Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 04-17-2015 under OPINION

As the fundraising film festival LUNAFEST celebrates its 14th year, it will be making its debut in Grand Rapids for the first time next week.  Dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and...

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Story Matters: Faithful attendee, volunteer says "everybody needs LaughFest"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-09-2015 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. This story was...

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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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Community input shapes direction of GoSite implementation plan

by (GoSite)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite, a collaborative project brought together by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to create a fun, innovative and welcoming place for visitors and locals alike to find and share information about Grand Rapids, opened Phase I this past...

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"Intersections" artist explores layers of meaning in prize-winning piece

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-13-2014 under OPINION

Not many in our community were surprised that Anila Quayyum Agha’s work “Intersections” won this year. We knew it, as soon as we walked into the room where her installation hung.  But Agha wouldn’t let herself go there...

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Battling to get deeper: "Reciprocity" finds favor with public vote

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under OPINION

I had heard that Marc Sijan was an “interesting character.” I had heard that he was following in Duane Hanson’s footsteps after studying under him. I had even heard that he was pandering to the ArtPrize audience, sizing us up and...

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Art of war at ArtPrize 2014

by (evanarragon)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize 2014 goers will notice works scattered throughout the exhibition venues addressing the experiences of war. These artists have given their Grand Rapids audiences a reminder that we live in a nation currently involved in military action and...

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Shortlist reveals insight into juror selection process

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

On Monday at 7 p.m., the category jurors for this year's ArtPrize competition revealed their top selections to the public in the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon Avenue SE). The event, broadcast live on WOODTV 8 and at Rosa Parks Circle, included juror...

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GRAM unveils ArtPrize exhibit "[DIS]Comfort Zones"

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)'s Artprize exhibition "[DIS]Comfort Zones" displays tension themed pieces for the viewer to reflect upon. Covering topics such as war, religion, bodies and food, the GRAM seeks to bring a "...

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Don't miss GRAM's "Michigan Modern" exhibition

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under OPINION

Growing up in Michigan I took for granted our state's rich design history, which owes much to forces like the automobile and furniture industries. The influences of companies like Herman Miller and General Motors have echoed across the decades,...

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