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GAAH Press Club votes art 2012

by Andy Angelo Press Club (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club went downtown to check out ArtPrize and each wrote a review of a piece of art. In this review they touch on materials used, emotions it made them feel, and whether they thought it was art or not. Also, The Press Club  ...

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ArtPrize 2012: Impressions of a first-time viewer

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under OPINION

I had no idea what to expect when ArtPrize started. Ever since I moved here last November I’d heard the event described in a variety of ways: “It’s like a festival,” “It’s amazing,” “It’s...

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Why ArtPrize needs all kinds of art

by Matt Plescher (MattP)

Submitted 10-08-2012 under OPINION

In an article in the Grand Rapids Press, Joseph Becherer makes some intriguing comparisons between ArtPrize and Renaissance Florence. Becherer relates that the Florentine public had a high appreciation for quality in art which “set the...

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Elephants takes home top public vote, Displacement the juried grand prize

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-06-2012 under NEWS

On the old loading dock of the Grand Rapids Press, transformed for the occasion, winners for this year’s ArtPrize competition were awarded well over half of a million dollars in various public and juried awards. The event culminated in the...

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Site:Lab and its Detroit artists win big in ArtPrize juried awards

by Alexandra Fluegel (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-06-2012 under OPINION

A small crowd had gathered inside of Site:Lab to watch the livestream of the 2012 ArtPrize Winners Announcement. A number of works being shown (and the venue itself) were in the running to win the coveted Jurors' Awards, and as the time drew...

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Revealing the honesty in imperfection with artist Miranda Graham

by Sami Birch (samibirch)

Submitted 10-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Miranda Graham has “a preoccupation with imperfection.” As a Master’s Student at Kendall College of Art and Design, Graham works primarily with oil, ink and subject to paint disfigures: physical deformities of human bodies, ranging from crooked...

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Stick-to-it-ive-ness speaks to human struggle, says artist Richard Morse

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-05-2012 under NEWS

Richard Morse’s ArtPrize entry,“Stick-to-it-ive-ness; Unwavering Pertinacity: Perseverance,” or as most people are calling it “the horses in the river” has generated a lot of attention this year. Constructed of wood...

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Crowds gather to see the ArtPrize Top Ten before the winners are announced

by Jonathan Stoner (jtstoner)

Submitted 10-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Thousands of people are flocking downtown to get an up close and personal glimpse of the Top Ten ArtPrize exhibitions before the winners are announced on Friday night. “Crowds are similar to previous years, and perhaps even higher,”...

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To make art is to dance naked in public, says art critic and ArtPrize juror Jerry Saltz

by Alexandra Fluegel (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under OPINION

“If you’re gay, you know when you’re young. If you’re a ventriloquist, you know when you’re young. There’s another thing people know they are when they’re young – artists,” Saltz began to...

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"Origami" highlights Grand Rapids community

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under NEWS

New York-based artist Kumi Yamashita has made quite an impression on Grand Rapids this year with her installation, “Origami.” On display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), “Origami” consists of 99 individual pieces of...

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