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"For the Toward" channels raw energy into athletic grace

by (ArtPeers)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Filmed by ArtPeers Erin Wilson and Seth Thompson, this video captures a live rendition of "For The Toward" by Boomerang, at res345, a home featuring five ArtPrize 2015 entries curated by Amy Wilson at the Rumsey Street Project....

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Nomadic placemaking: Art designed to help communities see future potential

by (tclinton)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

We frequently use the term "nomadic" to describe SiTE:LAB. I love that word choice because it makes it clear that our business model of moving from place to place is a conscious choice. The most frequent questions I get asked by visitors...

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Artist creates mural using fingerprints on GRAM walls

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Black and white contrast filling two intersecting walls of space immediately catch the eye when walking through the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) during this year's ArtPrize Seven. Artist Judith Braun traveled from New York City at the...

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ArtPrize Round 1 Voting to end Saturday

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize Seven is now through its first week, with the Jurors' ShortList and public vote tallies for the top 25 in each category now running live on the Leaderboard on the ArtPrize website. Over 260,000 public votes have already been cast....

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The Stream brings attention to worldwide water shortages

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

“The Stream” is a multimedia installation by Emeka Ikebude at the DeVos Place Convention Center. The piece was created in an attempt to bring attention to water scarcity around the world, especially developing countries and Ikebude...

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Rapidian on the street: Port of Entry

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jarritos- Mexican soda in various fruit flavors- are stacked 12 feet high and illuminated with lights that change colors at night, guarding the entry to Calder Plaza. The work, "Port of Entry" by Muñoz & Company, is colorful, playful...

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Critical Discourse brings debate to community

by (averym92)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under NEWS

From September 28 to October 6, ArtPrize will be hosting a series of events called Critical Discourse at 7 p.m. each night in the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon Blvd. SE). This event serves the purpose of opening up the discussion of art to the public,...

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The GRAM's Nature/Nurture exhibit for ArtPrize Seven chooses conversation over crowd appeal

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 09-17-2015 under OPINION

This week the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) released a sneak peek of their Nature/Nurture exhibit for this year’s ArtPrize. The collection includes work from 15 artists from across the country, ranging from 10’ diameter oil on...

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Building community: Why honest conversations matter

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Recently, a friend said they really appreciated the article about the Downtown Market by Levi Gardner on our platform- and were glad to see The Rapidian growing into a place where honest conversations can happen. This is not our first jump...

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