Ericka 'Kyd Kane' Thompson becomes Grand Rapids' new poet laureate

by (Brett)

Submitted 12-15-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson, who begins a three-year term on Jan. 1. As poet laureate, Kyd Kane will act as an ambassador of poetry for the city, creating programs that encourage the writing and...

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SiTE:LAB collaborates with DisArt on ArtPrize entry "Hybrid Structures"

by (SiTE-LAB)

Submitted 09-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

SiTE:LAB’s “Everything’s Transformed” ArtPrize exhibition at 333 Rumsey St. SW, will contain a major collaborative work called “HYBRID STRUCTURES.” The work is a collaboration between artists Paul Amenta (SiTE:LAB...

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SiTE:LAB community creates one more surprise at final performance of grand prize winner

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under OPINION

Late into a night of celebrating at SiTE:LAB on Friday after the ArtPrize Awards Ceremony, members of the team of volunteers animatedly discussed how to retrofit a swing to accommodate long-time volunteer Toni Bal. Bal is in a wheelchair as a long-...

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"For the Toward" channels raw energy into athletic grace

by (ArtPeers)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Filmed by ArtPeers Erin Wilson and Seth Thompson, this video captures a live rendition of "For The Toward" by Boomerang, at res345, a home featuring five ArtPrize 2015 entries curated by Amy Wilson at the Rumsey Street Project....

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Rapidian on the street: State of Exception

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

In a back room of the garage at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project, 800 backpacks hang on a large wall, a video screens along the floor in front of them, and various other objects and photographs face the backpacks on the opposite wall. ...

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Just wrong enough: How swinging inside an ArtPrize house creates community

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

In the past week I've had the curious experience of acting as a performer in Kate Gilmore's installation "Higher Ground", at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project. An entire house on the site of Rumsey Street has been transformed to...

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cHURCH OF MONIKA invites performers of all genres to participate in ArtPrize

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 09-28-2015 under OPINION

Monika Wuhrer is the least egomaniacal person you could meet. Quite the opposite: the quiet, unassuming artist not only radiates warmth and enthusiasm, but has built her career as an artist on creating collaborative spaces where others can assemble...

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Habitat for Humanity of Kent County announces $20+ million Plaza Roosevelt Redevelopment Project

by (habitatkent)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Habitat Kent’s most ambitious project to date, Plaza Roosevelt is a comprehensive redevelopment project that will invest more than $20 million to reinvigorate one square block bounded by Rumsey Street, Grandville Avenue, Graham Street and...

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City of Grands Rapids announced as finalist for $1 million art competition grant

by (tbalx)

Submitted 03-09-2015 under NEWS

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced on March 5 that the City of Grand Rapids is one of 12 finalists in the Public Art Challenge for up to a possible $1 million. The project will be executed by the well known local arts organization SiTE:LAB....

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ArtPrize 2014 Awards: Anila Quayyum Agha wins hearts of jurors, public

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 10-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The point of ArtPrize is to get people talking and thinking about art, and it did. Todd Herring, ArtPrize director of marketing and communications, started the awards ceremony with a slow-jam performance about the “tension”-filled...

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