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Tanglefoot to feature GVSU assistant professor Susan Klein

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a pop-up studio exhibition of Susan Klein Paintings hosted by Allen + Pfleghaar Studio at Tanglefoot and The Road Gallery, NYC. will exhibit "Lavender Situation," a new...

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Tanglefoot open studio event to celebrate 22nd year

by (Tommy Allen)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under OPINION

The annual Tanglefoot Building Artists Studio Sale returns invigorated for their 22nd Anniversary of their annual open studio placemaking event on Friday, November 22 and Sunday, November 24 at 314 Straight Avenue SW. “Tanglefoot...

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Don't mean a thing if it ain't got...

by (Tommy Allen)

Submitted 08-14-2013 under OPINION

If you love it, you must fund it. It is that simple.  This city and region has got by for far too long- and has had a long, good run- with FREE. The realities of producing events in cities are that cities are messy, chaotic and on rare...

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Join us: The Rapidian as a platform for new voices- and your voice

by (Tommy Allen)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under OPINION

I learned a lot from platform shoes. Long before handheld devices and technology enabled all of us to be mini broadcasters- and probably because I was young- the platform this boy was seeking was shoes with a heel boasting at least 3 inches to my...

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Join me: Becoming a Rapidian reporter as a new resident and new writer

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under VOICES

I’ve been trying to find the words to describe what The Rapidian has meant to me for a few days now. There’s a lot that comes to mind, but my fear is that it will sound trite. However, as long as it’s the truth I don’t...

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Join me: From photographer to photojournalist to storyteller

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under VOICES

The Rapidian opened doors for me after I graduated from college and was still trying to figure out what in the world to do with my life. I saw myself as an image-maker because I am handy with a camera and people trust me to shoot their weddings in...

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Tanglefoot artists share studios with community at 21st annual art sale

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under OPINION

"People were standing in line for art!" I heard this sentence repeatedly from my new companions at the 21st Annual Tanglefoot Open Studio Sale. Last Friday night I met up with a group of Rapidian readers and reporters to take in the art...

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Tanglefoot hosts 21st annual open studio sale

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 11-09-2012 under NEWS

The artists at Tanglefoot on Straight St SW will be hosting their 21st Open Studio Sale on Friday, November 16 and Sunday, November 18. The event will provide the public with an opportunity not only to see and potentially purchase a variety of...

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Art That Sticks: 20 Years of Tanglefoot Artists, Events

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-16-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It all began in 1990, a year of fairly memorable events: Iraq invaded Kuwait, a dozen paintings were stolen from the Isabella Gardner Stewart Art Museum and South Africa freed Nelson Mandela after 27 1/2 years of imprisonment. Bette Midler won a...

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Rapid Growth panelists dissect the value of art in Grand Rapids

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-17-2010 under NEWS

Photos by Jon Clay  Rapid Growth Media held the fifth monthly segment of its speaker series last night at Wealthy Theatre. The topic of the night was "Good business is the best art."  Panelists included Brian Kelly (owner of Brian Kelly...

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