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Voting for Write Michigan short stories contest almost over

Submitted 01-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local writers compete to win $250 and see their work published in this year’s Write Michigan anthology. Public votes are open through January 31.


Public vote to determine winner of downtown ice sculptures

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

More than 25 ice sculptures are going on display in downtown Grand Rapids for the public to vote on for Valentine's Day weekend.


What's next for ArtPrize 2014 double winner Anila Quayyum Agha

Submitted 01-26-2015 under NEWS

Agha looks to expand on her current work as well as go in other directions. She continues to explore light, shadow and art that seeks to open minds and cross boundaries.


Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The mission of DisArt Festival 2015 is to change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time. This is the first in a four-part series designed to help readers grapple with the cultural and philosophical questions that surround physical and mental difference.


Riolo Creative Engineering thrives on innovation

Submitted 01-13-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marco Riolo shares his experience working in the creative field and what it takes to be successful in a competitive business where innovative thinking is a necessity.


Heritage Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala

Submitted 01-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Heritage Theatre Group is excited to announce our first annual gala event on January 31, 2015 at San Chez Bistro!


Catalyst Radio: Chiaroscuro International Film Series begins Sunday

Submitted 01-09-2015 under NEWS

Five international films exploring the theme “generations” – many never-before shown in theaters in this country -- will be screened beginning on Jan. 11, and continuing through Mar. 8.


Hideous delight of paint steals show in "Buying Friends" at UICA

Submitted 01-07-2015 under OPINION

West Michigan native Ryan Kortman's collection of over 80 works by 36 artists brings jarring and memorable work to the UICA. A collector's talk and catalogue signing at UICA is open to the public Friday, January 9 at 7 p.m.


Craft House expands programming with "Kitchen Gallery"

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NEWS

Craft House Gallery is showcasing new artwork based on appointment. The current collection is available for preview online.


Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.