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

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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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Impart: Local artist Brandon Belote sees links between art and science

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Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Brandon Belote is the projectionist and AV technician at UICA and a Kendall grad. He often experiments with video in his work. "I wouldn't...

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Impart: local artist Salvador Jimenez believes art brings people together

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Submitted 09-26-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Salvador Jimenez is a an artist based in Grand Rapids whose works often deal with socio-political issues. He does work in photography, graphic design, painting,...

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Impart: Artist Gil Lelazhe Jariq asserts "art heals"

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Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  An artist at Heartside Studio and founder of PRMTVE, Gil Lelazhe Jariq is an abstract painter based in Grand Rapids.  What is art? "Art is...

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Impart: Christina Mrozik believes art is a form of communication

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Submitted 09-18-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Christina Mrozik is a local artist who draws most of her inspiration from the natural world. She is interested in projecting human emotions and experiences...

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Impart: Local artist Consuelo Poland used art to speak

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Submitted 09-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Local artist Consuelo Poland graduated from Kendall College last May with a degree in functional art. She works in industrial design, makes jewelry and...

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Impart: Abstract painter Thomas Hammer argues art is defined by art world authorities

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Thomas Hammer is an abstract painter who contrasts wild flourishes with geometric shapes. He works in painting, drawing and photography and often mixes the...

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Impart: Chicago-based artist and ArtPrize entrant Nate Otto discusses art

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-09-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Nate Otto is a visual artist based in Chicago who was born in Lansing, Michigan. His work is greatly inspired by cities and the people that live there. His entry...

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Young painter shares unique approach to painting, thoughts on art

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under NEWS

“Painting is this magical thing,” says Jeff Kraus. “I think people fantasize painters, or something. They’re like creating these masterpieces.” Standing in his warehouse studio on Godfrey, I am surrounded by Kraus...

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