Vuela Grito; Picardo celebrates 25 years of art

by (scott warren)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Thursday August 29, 2013, local artist Erick Picardo hosts an evening of spoken word poetry, and authentic drumming. The show is titled "Vuela Grito", which loosely translates to "flying scream", or as Picardo explains it,...

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Local author Jason Holton publishes first book with Chapbook Press

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

In his debut publication, “Eventually, All of Them Are Lost,” local author Jason Holton showcases 20 original poems that reflect on the fragility of human memory. At 61 pages it’s an attractive and small-statured book, published by...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Shela Brown

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for October is Shela Brown. Here is a little about the artist, in her own words: "This is a story of a talented and gifted poet that struggled with her identity in what she wrote and drew on paper. She escaped tears, abuse...

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Gaspard Gallery combines poetry and photography

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under OPINION

ArtPrize foot traffic tapers off somewhere on South Division between Rumors Nightclub and the Goodwill. Though the area between Fulton and Wealthy Street contain the highest concentration of year-round art galleries, few seem interested or...

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The price of liberty: Bugan's "Burying the Typewriter"

by (David Cope)

Submitted 07-10-2012 under OPINION

As a writer and citizen of the world, Carmen Bugan has many roles. The Grand Rapids-based poet is a Romanian expatriate, eldest child of Ion and Mioara Bugan and chronicler of her father’s heroic stand against the tyrannical Ceauşescu regime...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Denis Burkett

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 03-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for April is Denis Burkett.    Here's a little bit about the artist in his own words:   ‘Never in a million years would I have ever thought I'd be doing artwork and writing again; at Heartside of all...

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Relax - Reconnect - Recharge

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 03-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, March 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we invite you to come experience some of the bodyworks modalities and programs that Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM) has to offer in the peaceful, serene atmosphere that is DCM. Events that will...

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First Friday builds community through poetry and conversation

by (Gwendolyn Nathan)

Submitted 02-15-2012 under OPINION

LINC Up First Friday is an event that LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. sponsors every first Friday of the month. On February the 3rd my granddaughter and I attended the First Friday event. This was my third time attending and my granddaughter...

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An evening of poetry and conversation with Ted Kooser and Terrance Hayes

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 10-18-2011 under NEWS

Two of the nation's most esteemed poets will be featured as part of Grand Valley University's Fall Arts Celebration this Friday at 7:00, in the Eberhard Center on GVSU's Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004-...

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GR Public Library gets spiny with teen poetry this spring break

by (K_to_the_ukla)

Submitted 04-06-2011 under NEWS

April is poetry month, and this week, the Grand Rapids Public Library is opening the doors and shelves for the first Teen Book Spine Poetry Contest. Teens are invited to visit their local library branch and wax poetic by stacking poetic. All...

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