Why we need to admit Hometown Hero is sentimental pandering, not art

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under OPINION

ArtPrize goers, creators and critics: we need to talk about the elephant in the room. Earlier this week, I watched three well established, well respected art curators trip over themselves to avoid saying what they really thought about one...

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Last chance to vote in ArtPrize: Juror Sarah Urist Green shares ideas on how to make your votes count

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With two days left to vote in ArtPrize Seven, stakes are higher than ever as the prize winners will soon be announced. ArtPrize is one of few major art events which incorporates both a jury panel and public voting. Now that the Top 20 Finalists have...

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Why These Finalists prompts conversation about ArtPrize Top 40

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

Video courtesy of WOOD TV8   After the release of the top 20 public vote finalists, jurors gathered last night to discuss public and jury ArtPrize finalists. It was a night that included discussions of race and violence, what makes one piece of...

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Holographic sculpture uses unlikely materials for new purposes

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

Robin Protz’s ArtPrize entry “Seasons,” on display at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, is a 3-D entry that depicts a tree in what Protz calls a “holographic sculpture.” If Protz’s name sounds familiar, this is...

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Art, activism and ArtPrize: Critical Discourse hosts bold criticism, open discussion

by (Mary Brown)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under OPINION

I entered the auditorium for Friday night's Critical Discourse event at the ArtPrize Hub, "Reflecting the Times: Art and Activism" with one burning question to present to the artist on the panel. I was not interested in so much of the...

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Illuminating Moments: "In A Promised Land..." illustrates history at ArtPrize

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

Shawn Michael Warren, a representational oil painter, did not come from Harvey, IL to Grand Rapids, MI to win ArtPrize. However, his painting, in the top 25 of the 2-D category right now, is achieving his goal of calling attention to...

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ArtPrize visits Burning Man

by (kevinbuist)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Burning Man is an experiment in urban design that is impractical, unsustainable and a little insane- all of of which are precisely what make it so valuable. The 30 year old annual festival is one part rave, one part temporary hippie commune, one...

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How to Vote: Video tutorial explains options

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

So you're downtown, looking at art during ArtPrize, and you'd really like place your votes for the work you like. But how? Do you need a smartphone?  Do you need to register while you're downtown? Can you just do it from your...

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How to take more compelling photos during Artprize

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under OPINION

I attended a Rapidian guided photowalk on Sunday and it was a fun way to get out and enjoy Artprize with other people. We got to share opinions and ideas and the discussion about the art came naturally. There will be two more photowalks with The...

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Exploring the disposable world

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s an experience like no other, walking into an exhibition that takes on a familiar theme and transforms your understanding of the content through the artwork. Curator of the upcoming exhibition Adapt/Evolve, Ethan Ross, promises visitors an...

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