Masterful American landscapes showcased at Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under OPINION

"Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820-1950" is a current show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). The show has come from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (BFA)I came out of the new show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)...

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Young painter shares unique approach to painting, thoughts on art

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under NEWS

“Painting is this magical thing,” says Jeff Kraus. “I think people fantasize painters, or something. They’re like creating these masterpieces.” Standing in his warehouse studio on Godfrey, I am surrounded by Kraus...

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Film "Sign Painters" uncovers hidden craft

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under OPINION

When you see a hand-painted sign on a small boutique storefront, it's easy to see why the billboard signs on the side of the highway are difficult to regard as art. To hand paint a sign is an art form, a craft. This was the discovery I made...

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Icon writing retreat open to the public

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 06-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

When people hear the word icon,  they typically think of a person - one  who has excelled in a particular field such as sports, politics or entertainment.  An icon, in Christianity,  is a religious work of art,...

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Local artist empowers women to find freedom

by (Vossj)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"I want to show women how much they can do with their lives, no matter what their struggle or story is,” says Garcia, “That's why I paint about cancer survivors, self esteem and finding freedom.” Garcia began her painting...

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Like paintings? Head down to The Spot

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

ArtPrize turns the city into a living swag bag. You know, the kind given out at kickoff events and fundraising evenings, filled with a bunch of beautifully impractical things that you’ll eventually throw out or forget about. Usually, the bags...

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Students use art and journalism to share thoughts on immigration

by (Steff)

Submitted 02-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish “Will this project help my brother come back to us after being deported?” This question was asked by an 8th grade student [whose identity has been removed to protect her family...

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Screwed Rapids at the UICA

by (Liz Winkelman)

Submitted 09-21-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Interview with ArtPrize artists, The Screwed Arts Collective, about their collaborative piece at the UICA and learning that it’s more about the process than the product.   If you take a walk up Fulton Street in downtown Grand Rapids and...

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Lead Safe Painting and Home Repair Class

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 06-27-2011 under

  Are you planning to fix-up an older home now, or in the future? Or even planning to simply paint a room? Disturbing paint in homes built before 1978 may create lead hazards that can be dangerous to your family's health.  Lead...

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Under Pressure: Artists Supporting the UICA

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Imagine working with someone looking over your shoulder. Imagine strangers commenting on what you're working on. Add in some distractions like music; groups of people talking, laughing, drinking and eating all the time you're working. Sound like fun...

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