Community Updates: Friday, March 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-10-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum to Add Two New Programs to its GR Stories Series The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) has announced that, later this month, it will be adding two new programs to its GR Stories series. Both of the in-person...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will be reopening on July 15 at its new downtown Grand Rapids location, it announced Tuesday. The over 40-year-old art organization will now reside in the...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-17-2020 under NEWS

City leaders further detail police reform plans City of Grand Rapids leaders gave further details about its police reform plans on Wednesday, amid continuing community activism around improved police-community relations. The details are new City...

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Activating Downtown Spaces: Heartside Community Reclaims Pekich Park

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

The consensus work that Maloney and other local stakeholders have contributed to the Heartside Quality of Life Study is now coming to fruition. This summer, Pekich Park, which has been a historically problematic area for neighbors, saw...

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Grand Rapids Public Museum looks inside brain, shows off subatomic discoveries

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 10-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Brain: The World Inside Your Head Now open at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Brain: The World Inside Your Head, takes you literally inside the head! Probe the geography of a giant brain and stand in the midst of the brain’s constant...

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by (Aaminah Shakur)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at Kendall...

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Interior Designers: Pillow pickers or creative think tanks?

by (gentrym1)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under OPINION

Design is not just a product or service. It is an approach. Approach to work. Approach to life. Approach to pillow picking? Or, is there more than meets the eye when it comes to Interior Designers? Designers of all kinds are considered to have a...

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Between Our Homes: Finding comfort in the unexpected during ArtPrize

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With public installation pieces across unexpected spots downtown during ArtPrize, Hailey Lamb, KCAD Senior, allows us to dive into the art of the everyday. "Between Our Homes" is a series of public installations using large vinyl...

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The DAAC to take over Kendall Fed Galleries

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-16-2015 under NEWS

The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) will hold "[email protected]," an exhibition exploring the history and culture of the DAAC, at the Fed Galleries June 17 through July 25. The opening reception will be held June 19. The opening...

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Design Makes a Difference: "Art of The Lived Experiment" and "Icebreaker" at KCAD's Fed Gallery

by (ElenaGlynis)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under OPINION

The author's previous review of "Art of the Lived Experiment" at the UICA can be found here.  A friend of mine pointed out that there's a difference between an art exhibit's curation and its design: Curation is...

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