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Flex Gallery and The Power of Art

by (zacharytrebellas)

Submitted 05-20-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Created to provide greater access to public art, Flex Gallery is a wearable, rotating exhibition space located on curator Zachary Trebellas' left arm. The mobile art space has to date hosted twenty-one custom armbands created by local, regional...

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Vault of Midnight puts local creators on the shelves

by (woodsara)

Submitted 03-13-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The store’s name conjures images of superhero comics and vintage detective serials, but Vault of Midnight is not a typical comic book store. “There's historically been a mainstream stigma against comic books and the shops that sell...

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Get transported by the debut video of Grand Rapids band I Believe in Julio

by (breensea)

Submitted 06-28-2016 under OPINION

Take a ride with the dudes of I Believe in Julio in their debut music video for Big Trucks, the hit track off their upcoming, and long-awaited album, "An Episodic Memory," to be released this summer by 1980 Records. The official...

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Get transported by the debut video of Grand Rapids band I Believe in Julio

by (breensea)

Submitted 06-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Take a ride with the dudes of I Believe in Julio in their debut music for Big Trucks, the hit track off their upcoming, and long awaited album, "An Episodic Memory" to be released this summer by 1980 Records, the official release show...

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New show at GRAM succeeds in honoring women's work, ordinary objects

by (Holly)

Submitted 06-02-2016 under OPINION

There are too many details to share about Maureen Nollette's new show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), "Honorable Ordinaries." How do I explain this newest in the GRAM's "Michigan Artists Series?" I could tell you...

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Professional development for local artists returns with full day event

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year, Avenue for the Arts provides several Break it Down. Make it Better. events, including an annual full day event, this year happening on February 20. While the growth of the arts community in Grand Rapids is evident, it’s important...

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My Story Through Art

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-15-2015 under

My Story Through Art is designed to allow youth in our mentor programs to retain a sense of their past, to describe their present situation or to take a look into their future through the utilization of a self-expressive and creative art experience...

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DisArt exhibit features local artists

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under NEWS

The exhibit “DisArt Local: Art is EveryBody” takes place April 10 through April 25 at 250 Monroe Street Gallery. The exhibit features local artists Robert Coombs, Deb Dieppa, Marylu Dykstra, Reyna Garcia and Anna Greidanus. On April 23...

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Artists collaborate to raise awareness of area design talent

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

Local illustrator Jody Williams has seen continued success with clients such as Herman Miller, Whirlpool and Steelcase. Apart from his corporate work, he has organized a team of equally successful creatives to indulge in a collaboration that he...

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LaFontsee Gallery to exhibit new artwork "Out of the Polar Vortex"

by (erictank)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

LaFontsee Galleries presents a new exhibition titled "Out of the Polar Vortex" on March 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the East Hills location. Over 30 artists, both current and some new to LaFontsee, will be featured in the gallery. New artists...

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