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Grand Rapids community printshop owner to speak at Free Radical

Submitted 10-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Free Radical Gallery will provide a space for dialogue about Grand Rapids art and the arts community.

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Talking about mental illness

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Raising awareness for mental illness starts in our community and our own homes

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ArtPrize examined from a youth perspective

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Youth reporters from the Andy Angelo Press Club visited ArtPrize 2014 and reflect on their experience.

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GR Forward seeks public input about downtown, Grand River corridor

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

In an effort to engage residents about the downtown and Grand River corridor planning process, GR Forward will be hosting open house events at a pop-up space at 50 Louis Street NW. Events will continue through December 12.

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Speaker Max Haiven to launch new book, kick off discussion at KCAD

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, October 21 author and educator Max Haiven will be discussing his most recent book "Crisis of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons." The first part of the dialog will take place at The Fed Galleries @ KCAD from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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

Submitted 10-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Artist Anila Quayyum Agha, of Indianapolis, won big at the 2014 ArtPrize Awards, winning the Installation category award as well as both Grand Prizes, taking home $300,000 for her installation “Intersections.”

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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

Submitted 10-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Unlike ArtPrize, Free Radical won’t have all the frills of the large glitzy event, but will stay genuine in its nature to showcase local work, a priceless integrity to the community.

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Public responds to second night of "Why These Finalists" discussion

Submitted 10-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

[VIDEO] Right after watching the second night of "Why These Finalists,", these respondents stopped to share their own insights and learning.

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I don't like it: How not to form critical discourse about art

Submitted 10-08-2014 under OPINION

When we talk about art, I have just one rule: you can't just say "I like it" or "I don't like it." Quality art criticism is not about being honest for the enjoyment of honesty alone- it is about helping the viewer and the artist.

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Battling to get deeper: "Reciprocity" finds favor with public vote

Submitted 10-07-2014 under OPINION

Marc Sijan's work, a contender as one of the public vote finalists, tells the story of his relationship with his father. Why do we- the public, children, parents- connect with this work?

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