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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The Bitter End Coffee House: Unique grounds

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 12-06-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

"The environment stimulates thinking," says Grand Valley student, Jessica Pontow. "The ethereal atmosphere helps capture inspiration," agrees fellow student, Patrick Herta. Both Pontow and Herta note the unique setting of the...

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Artist reflects on ArtPrize experience

by (Morgan Miller)

Submitted 11-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize ended almost a month ago. The monkeys are off the Blue Bridge, Rusty the dog went back to his rusty dog house and most venues have restored their businesses free from ArtPrize artwork. But the memories of this year's Artpize still hang...

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Designing The New UICA

by (KCAD)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

When the Director of MCA Denver, Adam Lerner, toured the new UICA, he said that he loved how the building felt like a “cityscape.” He also noted that UICA's space would present contemporary art as it should be—like walking through an urban...

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Artist Maya Lin lectures about past and current work to a packed crowd at the GRAM

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-02-2010 under NEWS

A couple hundred tushes warmed 275 seats, plastic and winged, to receive Maya Lin this evening at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The artist is best known nationally for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. In Grand Rapids, "Ecliptic"...

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Maya Lin, "Projects and Processes"

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 09-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

Special Guest Lecture: Maya Lin"Projects and Processes"Grand Rapids Art Museum's Cook AuditoriumSaturday, October 2, 20107:00pmSponsor: Herman MillerMaya Lin, creator of the renowned Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Grand Rapids’ own Ecliptic at Rosa...

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Fulton Street Farmers Market ready for architectural design unveiling

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 08-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

Picture this: Instead of a braid of 122 wooden stalls flanked by gray space, immediately eye-catching about the lot at 1147 E. Fulton is a sign. Fulton Street Farmers Market, it will say, framed by a hospitality building to the left and shaded...

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The great cathedrals of Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is sometimes called the “City of Churches”. As you walk through the streets of Downtown Grand Rapids you can’t help notice the many beautiful cathedrals sprinkled around this great city. I have limited knowledge about these...

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Jacqueline Gilmore responds to ArtPrize criticism

by (silverman)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under OPINION

If the Rapidian is to be of the people, then we need to be fair to the people. I respect the points that have been made about Artprize and some of the marketing that has been used in it. I also believe that everyone needs to have a voice, especially...

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