ArtPrize 2013: Stephen Gren inspires through spoken word

by (Rachael_O)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Stephen Gren learned long ago that life would never be a bed of roses. Now, at age 22, the Grand Rapids artist has a lot to say about his experiences and it’s hard not to listen. Spending five minutes around Stephen Gren catapults his...

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Poetry and sculpture collaboration installed for ArtPrize

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NEWS

This year at ArtPrize one can expect to find a little haven from all the chase enusing art enthusiasm. Right in front of the main entrance of GVSU's Eberhard Center, near the Blue Bridge and at the heart of it all is a quiet place where visitors...

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The Pickle Club sets up camp in East Hills

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

For the past few years, the pale blue house on the corner of Hermitage and Fitzhugh in East Hills has sat vacant. Now the residence is about to welcome a creative new vibrancy to the Diamond Gate neighborhood: an experimental art venue. Dubbed the...

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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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