The Rapidian

Open Concept Gallery

Expand your mind downtown

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 02-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids' skyline took on a new look, this month, with the installation of “Big Mind Sky” atop downtown’s Trade Center Building at 50 Louis Northwest. Installation of the neon sculpture by Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone...

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Big Mind Sky is big winner at Sunday Soup #16

by (thedaac)

Submitted 11-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

Promising to afix a massive rainbow-shaped neon sculpture to the side of their prominent downtown building, Open Concept Gallery won $276 at last night's Sunday Soup #16. Sunday Soup, a program of The Division Avenue Arts Collective (The DAAC),...

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SMart Multimedia Art Festival explores "virtual authenticity"

by (Amanda Hogan)

Submitted 04-19-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In an age where social media, television, and internet consume our time and challenge our senses, how do we know what is or what isn’t real? This is the theme explored by Grand Rapid’s only multimedia art festival, SMart Festival....

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Voces exhibition honors the dead and challenges viewers

by (nlautenbach)

Submitted 11-24-2010 under OPINION

Voces ("Voices"),  a solo exhibition by Mandy Cano Villalobos, addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Femicide is historically defined as the systematic killing of women by men simply because they are women. In Ciudad...

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