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Disart Stories Matter: Liz Bartlett shares the experience, science of designing speciality fashion for children with disabilities

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Liz Bartlett, a 3D knit engineer and KCAD professor, talks about working with Spectrum Health staff and patients to help her students design fashion garments that serve the needs of children with motor-neuron deficiencies.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Mother Gillian Young explains benefits of compression design

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As a participant in Friday night's DisArt Fashion Show, young Daniel benefited from compression fabric and sensory inputs-and delighted in his Mickey Mouse cape- in an outfit designed especially for him. Here Mom explains how the design helps her son move more easily.

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LUNAFEST brings films by, for, about women to Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-17-2015 under OPINION

The 2015 program will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling – made by and about women.

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Accessability Theater: "Art of the Lived Experiment" at UICA

Submitted 04-17-2015 under OPINION

The UICA managed to make an exhibit about accessability highly inaccessible.

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University Wits presents horror drama "The Sixth Guest" at Dog Story Theater

Submitted 04-16-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Director and playwright Kyle Walker discusses the influence behind his original play "The Sixth Guest," which he describes as "intense" and "scary."

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Goodwill partners with Downtown Market to bring comfort food to community

Submitted 04-14-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Blue Spoon Soup & Spuds, operated by Goodwill Industries, will open on April 16 and serve as a restaurant and catering training operation.

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Twenty-five food entrepreneurs make use of the Downtown Market's Incubator Kitchen, and have formed a community within the group.

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Behind-the-Curtain: Get Involved at Grand Rapids Ballet

Submitted 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Volunteers are critical to the success of our productions,” says Guest Services Coordinator, Errol Shewman, “We simply could not manage performances without their help.”

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Catalyst Radio: DisArt Festival takes over downtown, with nation's largest disability arts event

Submitted 04-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

As part of Grand Rapids’ Year of Art and Disability, the first-ever DisArt Festival has a mission to “change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time.”

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre crowdfunding campaign involves community in new way for Avenue Q

Submitted 04-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts has launched a crowdfunding campaign to invite the people of West Michigan to come together as an artistic sponsor for the upcoming musical, 'Avenue Q.'

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