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Fancy petals: ODDBALL dresses to impress

Submitted 09-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The UICA hosted its fourth annual ODDBALL, sponsored by Meijer, on Saturday, September 13.. The evening filled the exhibit with fancy florals and exciting previews of its 2014 ArtPrize pieces.

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Story Matters: Tenaya Medawis shares what makes Grand Rapids home

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tenaya Medawis, member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, talks with Jamie Rykse, GED and Literacy Program Coordinator at Heartside Ministry.

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Michigan themed t-shirt company to open retail shop in Eastown

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

A popular Michigan inspired t-shirt graphic design company, The Mitten State has set its sights on the Phoenix building in Eastown. The retail shop will be the company's first brick and mortar retail outlet.

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize and the local art community continue to build new ways to involve visitors in supporting artists. ArtPrize saw a 25% increase in artists' sales of their work last year when they added the sales feature.

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Sustaining a vibrant art community

Submitted 09-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

San Chez appreciates the importance of supporting art organizations by hosting stART, a fundraising event for Avenue for the Arts.

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Story Matters: Robert Kennedy talks about living life with mental illness

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Robert Kennedy shares about how he came to the Heartside neighborhood, what his life is like with a mental illness and what his hopes are for the future.

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Story Matters: Katalina Corona creates art in Heartside neighborhood

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Katalina Corona, mixed-media artist, explains both the importance of art and of withholding judgment.

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Hunger Action Week addresses food access, nutrition in Kent County

Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

The annual event series turns its attention to the intersections of hunger, poverty and health, Sept. 14-20.

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UICA reveals special preview of ArtPrize exhibit

Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

UICA Exhibitions Curator AJ Paschka gives us a special preview of the ArtPrize Exhibit. [Video 1 of 3]

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Focus on Issues: Panhandling in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

To give or not to give? Downtown organizations discuss panhandling in Grand Rapids and their new initiative "Real Change, Not Spare Change."

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