Local artist feature from UICA: Madison May

by (KCAD)

Submitted 11-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Madison Nicole May is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2016. In the spring of 2017, May opened Bend Gallery on the Avenue for the Arts specializing in affordable gallery space for...

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GRAM brings retrospective of local art hero Reynold Weidenaar to community

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

For many years Reynold Weidenaar was something of a local artist hero. He was a regular downtown feature who could be seen working from his big Chevy, sketch book in hand, with a pair of binoculars and wearing his signature red beret. He has been...

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Grand Rapids community printshop owner to speak at Free Radical

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

For the past 12 years, the Free Radical event has sought to provoke challenging, self-reflective dialogue between members of the Grand Rapids arts community. Now a yearly Avenue for the Arts event, Free Radical includes Shows on...

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Vendor Spotlight: Taylor Bultema

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 07-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

A wash of color forms subtle, blended tones that are overlaid by vibrant hues and pronounced shapes. Seeing Taylor Bultema’s prints at The Market on First Fridays in June compelled me to ask her about the meaning behind her work, “My...

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Kendall student sees poetry in painting signs

by (empichot)

Submitted 11-22-2013 under NEWS

If you happened to pass the UICA this summer and notice the hand-painted sign, you are looking at the work of  Sofía Ramírez Hernández. Painting the UICA sign for the film "Sign Painters" shown earlier this summer was Hernández's...

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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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Local artist selected to travel to Israel and Palestine

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-12-2012 under OPINION

“I am definitely very excited and very grateful. I know this is one opportunity in life that is also probably going to change a lot in my life,” says local printmaker Alynn Guerra.  At the time of publish, Guerra is still 1/3...

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Five Questions with Local Artists: Cindi Ford

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 12-18-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

These five questions have been posed to several different local artists, their responses create this series. Cindi Ford has been teaching Printmaking part-time at Kendall College of Art & Design for over a decade. She is known for her non-...

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In the Works- Dinderbeck Studio

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 09-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Around town, the name ‘Dinderbeck’ can be used and people will willingly accept the word without truly knowing, but what is Dinderbeck? Who are they and what do they do? An interview with three of the five founding members helps to explain the name...

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