The Rapidian

artprize 2011

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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Kent Vocational Options at ArtPrize 2011

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 10-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Students and teachers from the Grand Rapids Public School's Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training program (KVO & CBOT), First Place 1 Classroom found a representation of their S.O.A.R. theme at ArtPrize 2011. S.O....

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Llew (Doc) Tilma

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Llew (Doc) Tilma answers The Rapidian's five artist questions about his piece, Grizzlies on the Ford:   1.  How did you come up with the idea for this piece?   2. How did you make it?   3. How did you consider the placement...

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Maybe the sky is falling

by (Hope Contempora...)

Submitted 10-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Austin DeJonge, Hope College student The voice of popular media and resulting anxiety surrounding concerns such as the war on terror, failing economy, and global warming can seem to the exhausted individual like Chicken Little’s...

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Artistic insights from an art student

by (connermarks)

Submitted 09-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Processing art becomes the subject of focus for many Grand Rapidians with the arrival of ArtPrize, yet many of us truly do not know how to judge or critique art from the viewpoint of an artist. “Art is kinda like a song,” says Tom Smith...

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Assocreation: Pink streetwear!

by (vreedwrites)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Your feet, fun shoes, pink paint, road dirt and white t-shirts are helping create an interactive ArtPrize 2011 entry for Assocreation. The finished t-shirts, Annamarie and Assocreation spokespeople are now hanging out at Grand Rapids Streetwear in...

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Women's City Club: A must-see ArtPrize venue

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-25-2011 under OPINION

The Basement of the Women's City Club has been transformed into an art gallery by Fred Bivins and a host of volunteers, making it possible for artists like Rachel Lipscomb and Brenda Oelbaum to display their work. 

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ArtPrize "Canopy" makes a delicate connection

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-23-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Artist Ann Chuchvara says her work "...addresses the delicate connections that bind us to what is no longer tangible and the elements that exist in the periphery of our daily lives."  Her work Canopy, on display at the Women's...

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How to See Art

by (mnaselli)

Submitted 09-22-2011 under OPINION

Yes, bad art has a place at ArtPrize. That does not mean we should elevate it. Think of the consequences! We’ve had to live with that damn pig hovering over Fulton Street for a year, waiting for it to lumber off and take flight. Bad art has...

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Mark Rumsey's sky is not falling

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The dining room ceiling at the Women's City Club has been transformed into a large cloud by artist Mark Rumsey and a few members of the community who came to build a cloud.   

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