ArtPrize2012

Local restaurants enjoy demands of ArtPrize

by (moviegeek310)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Smells of pasta fill the air. Paintings of Italy adorn the brick walls. There are people everywhere, sitting at tables covered with white cloth, wine glasses, and food. A bowl of linguini pasta and fresh steaming clams passes by me. I ask the name...

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Fountain Street Church: Jurors give nod, public not so sure

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under OPINION

Now that the Top Ten has been announced, it’s time to not only check out the entries in the running for the $200,000 cash prize, but also the venues whose work may give you pause for thought and leave you thinking long after you leave. Part of...

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KVO / CBOT students enjoy celebrity encounters at ArtPrize 2012

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Students from Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Instruction (KVO/CBOT) have always enjoyed the exploration and discussions generated by touring ArtPrize. On Thursday, Sept 27, in addition to the works of art, students were very excited to...

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Gerald Ford graffiti resurfaces for ArtPrize

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under OPINION

Grand Rapids’ resident Ford-promoting graffiti artist has emerged once again, but this time the art is sanctioned and is being protected as an ArtPrize entry. “Vandalism” is positioned on the side of The B.O.B. that faces Fulton...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Susan Leigh Picking Radiates "In the Now"

by (patriciacannon)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Susan Leigh-Picking’s smile ushers in her presence, radiating her persona and character as she avows in her introduction, “Music is an international language, it’s a universal connector to all humans no matter what language you...

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Women's City Club showcases a little bit of everything

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under OPINION

According to Fred Bivins, the curator at the Women’s City Club, visitors to ArtPrize owe it to themselves to make the trek up (or down) the Fulton Street hill to see all the unique art on display there. “We certainly do need to get...

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Art Critic Tyler Green navigates ArtPrize

by (tfox)

Submitted 10-01-2012 under OPINION

I had the good fortune to act as an assistant juror to Tyler Green, the juror for two-dimensional works in ArtPrize. Green has a background in journalism, and an unmistakable commitment to art. In addition to commentary on the ArtPrize works under...

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Full house at Critical Discourse compares top public vote winners

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-30-2012 under OPINION

Every year, shortly after the Top Ten is announced at ArtPrize, a panel is assembled and a public audience compares notes with the arts professionals, in what originated as a larger-scale version of what art students remember as the "crit....

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Spiritual Lake offers captivating photographic works

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-30-2012 under OPINION

It is rare to see a body of photographic work that is as compelling and original as those currently featured at Gaspard, particularly within the context of ArtPrize. Cox and Bullard are in their 20s, but the collaborative exhibition features...

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ArtPrize Top Ten Announced

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-30-2012 under OPINION

Thousands of people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle for the ArtPrize Top Ten Announcement. Preceeding the announcement was the presentation of the winners of the St. Cecilia Music Center song competition by St. Cecilia Executive Director Cathy...

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