The Rapidian

ArtPrize 2013

Story Matters: Erika Nowak's future art education career inspired by ArtPrize

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-15-2013 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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Play at UICA

by (HannahMax)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under OPINION

The current exhibition at UICA is titled "Play." On the forth floor there is an interactive mechanism made of acrylic, electronics, and wood. Iowa resident Del Jackson is the creative genius behind this product. This piece is called A.I....

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ArtPrize 2013: Cooperfly Puppet Troup improvs their way through 'the ArtPrize conversation'

by (Nicole L. Kline)

Submitted 10-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Throughout the years ArtPrize has drawn people from all over the world, not just see art, but to experience it for themselves. While a great deal of the entries are stationary, a select few are not. One such example would be that of Kevin Kammeraad...

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ArtPrize art still on display at West Coast Coffee

by (kasam)

Submitted 10-05-2013 under OPINION

West Coast Coffee, located at 55 Monroe Center NW, is an ArtPrize venue in center city that should be on everyone’s list as they pass through town. No, it doesn’t hold any of the top ten. It does however, showcase over 40 works of...

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Jon Hartman Photography: small venue, big work

by (teenytierney)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Jon Hartman Photography located at 105 South Division,  looks like a conventional gallery with its clean, whitewashed walls and open style floor-plan. As an artist’s studio, this venue had an easy go of it to create a pleasurable...

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ArtPrize 2013: Stephen Gren inspires through spoken word

by (Rachael_O)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Stephen Gren learned long ago that life would never be a bed of roses. Now, at age 22, the Grand Rapids artist has a lot to say about his experiences and it’s hard not to listen. Spending five minutes around Stephen Gren catapults his...

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ArtPrize 2013: Dustin Rogers' symbols of [mis]communication

by (D.E. VanderHyde)

Submitted 09-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

  Displayed at the Collins Gallery on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College, Jessica can Type and Steven can Honk, Dustin Roger's 2013 ArtPrize entry, represents the sometimes inadequate communication between a man and a woman. The...

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Spaces of Possibility: The Reimagined City

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-28-2013 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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Interview With Artist Deanna Bowdish, Art Prize 2013

by (lasilopez)

Submitted 09-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

  Deanna Bowdish’s colorful suspended sculptural work titled, Cascading Colors, is located in the Tower-Pinkster at 4 E Fulton.  The work is visible from outside the building, at the Division Avenue entrance.  So you’d...

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ArtPrize Venue Cathedral Square: Worth the Trip

by (bridgette.mcgee)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under OPINION

Cathedral Square, located at the corner of Sheldon Boulevard and Division Avenue, just a few blocks south of the city center. This ArtPrize venue and voter registration station encompasses a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, stained glass,...

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