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Rapidian on the street: Public at Amway Grand respond to Why These Finalist panelists

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8   With four of the 20 ArtPrize public vote finalists located at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, The Rapidian and GRTV went down after Why These Finalists: Part 2 to talk to people...

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Participation, humor, magic trump sheer size at Why These Finalists Part 2

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NEWS

Video courtesy of WOOD TV8   What elements make a participatory work…work? What makes magic? And why on earth was that death row prisoner given spaghetti instead of spaghettios?  These were the key focal points of last night’s...

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"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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Waterfront Finale: Top Five Jurors' ShortList film "T-Rex" to screen once more tonight

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

At the first year of the Waterfront Film Festival at ArtPrize, the OnScreen's short film documentary, "T-Rex," received a nomination in the top five Time-Based entries on the Jurors' Shortlist. Following the attention garnered from...

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Rapidian on the street: The Great Race

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

"The scent of crayons is one of the most recognizable smells and has a direct correlation with childhood. This year, [Michael] Peoples is once again using color and scent to evoke an emotional experience with 'The Great Race,'"...

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Manipulating the material: Why Jovanni Luna refuses to do something easy

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under OPINION

"Why am I making these?" Jovanni Luna, artist behind "the sculptural painting" at Spiral Gallery, asked himself after he had made about 5,000 pieces for his work. Each piece is less than an inch tall, made up of meticulously...

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Grand Rapids artist garners finalist position on Jurors' Shortlist

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Only one local Grand Rapids artist, Monroe Aki O'Bryant, also known as Akibang, was selected to be featured at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for this year's ArtPrize Seven. The Jurors' Shortlist announced his graphic series entry,...

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Rapidian on the street: The Last Supper

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian and GRTV went down to The Fed Galleries at Kendall College to find out what people were thinking about after viewing "The Last Supper" by Julie Green. The piece presents hundreds of plates, painted with blue mineral paints,...

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cHURCH OF MONIKA invites performers of all genres to participate in ArtPrize

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 09-28-2015 under OPINION

Monika Wuhrer is the least egomaniacal person you could meet. Quite the opposite: the quiet, unassuming artist not only radiates warmth and enthusiasm, but has built her career as an artist on creating collaborative spaces where others can assemble...

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Critical Discourse series brings conversation about color trends, impacts

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under OPINION

ArtPrize Seven continues its tradition of "events within an event," with the Critical Discourse series. The series offers opportunities to speak with experts, create conversation and learn a thing or two. "Future Color/Design Trends:...

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