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Local photographer showcases architecture of Grand Rapids neighborhoods at UICA

by (Olivia Mock)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids photographer, Emily Najera, contributed her work, along with other artists, in the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) Coming Home exhibit (Sep 8, 2018 – Jan 25, 2019). The suite exhibition is currently up and displaying...

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Deksia offices revive building vacant for decades

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Deksia, a Grand Rapids marketing and branding agency that has developed local and national brands for the past decade, opened a new, expanded office at 120 Stevens St. SW last week. Deksia’s newly renovated office, near the corner of Buchanan...

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Catalyst Radio: Architecture environmentalist Mazria is keynote for Wege Speaker Series

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW  In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature an interview with the keynote speaker of the upcoming annual Wege environmental lecture series,...

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Lott3Metz architecture puts people first

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

For the past 13 years, Ted Lott has been evolving professionally as an architect as the city of Grand Rapids expands its growth, contributing to the progressive urban emphasis trending today. "I've always had an interest in urban design,...

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Spaces of Possibility: The Reimagined City

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

  “The Reimagined City” was the first of three ArtPrize lectures, examining the relationship between art, citizens, and urban environments. Tuesday, September 24, Eva Franch i Gilabert and Reed Kroloff, engaged...

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Impart: Artist Tim Stoelting asserts "art is a tool for generating change"

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Tim Stoelting is an artist who plays around with people's perceptions of the spaces and objects around them. With his ArtPrize entry "...

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Story Matters: Samuel Lewis takes in Grand Rapids architecture, design

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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When building places it's the people who count

by (Mark F. Miller AIA)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

“To approach a city as if it were an architectural problem is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life. The results are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.” - Jane Jacobs   As an architect, planner and...

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Repurpose former Public Museum

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

The arts-based nonprofit SiTE:LAB is sponsoring an idea competition with more than $10,000 in prizes to help repurpose the defunct building that housed the former Public Museum. The project, called 54Jeff after the location of the building on 54...

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New ArtPrize director explores Grand Rapids, culture, and permission to participate

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Christian Gaines, the new Executive Director of ArtPrize, has never lived in a mid-sized city. He grew up in large cities in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and as an adult has lived on both the east and west coasts, and even in Honolulu. Now, he...

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