San Chez Bistro unveils new mural by local artist

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

As part of an Artprize entry, Grand Rapids based artist Phanie Mills- Behning has been working day and night to complete an outdoor mural. The mural was commissioned by San Chez Bistro and is located on the wall of the restaurant’s patio at 38...

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Kendall College and DesignWM present collaborative art panel

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-12-2012 under OPINION

“Why don’t we define what art is?” This question that has plagued art students and artists alike was also the remark that kicked off DesignWM (Design West Michigan) and Kendall College’s collaborative discussion panel,...

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Design West Michigan hosts a talk about art versus design

by (Samantha Macy)

Submitted 09-12-2012 under OPINION

Thursday night at Kendall's newly rennovated Federal Building, Design West Michigan hosted a panel discussion with Andrew Blauvelt and Joseph Rosa, with Susan Szenasy moderating. The topic was “The Difference Between Art and Design”...

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ArtPrize and The Rapid partner to offer cost-effective transportation

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 09-10-2012 under NEWS

ArtPrize and The Rapid will be joining forces to again offer ArtPrize-goers an alternative to parking downtown for the event. For five dollars, you can purchase two wristbands that permit two riders on any of the shuttles that run from seven area...

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Introducing art collective "We Live in Piles"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

We Live in Piles is Grand Rapids’ newest up and coming artist collective. The members are: Annie DeYoung, Stephanie Voelck, Danielle Dunn, Meghan Kelly, Katie Meyer and Jessica Shelton. Between the six lovely ladies, there is a slew of...

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Atomic Hoop Troupe to perform in "A Lot of Art"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the words of Doris Humphrey, “There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words.” Local entrepreneur Audria Larsen would tell you there’s no better way to explore movement than...

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The Art of Giving: Volunteering in ArtPrize

by (edelsteven)

Submitted 08-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s that time of year again. The days are still hot, but the nights are getting cooler. Back to school sales echo across the airwaves. People speak of winter’s approaching cruelty with little to no dread. And - what’s that other...

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ArtPrize adjusts the architecture for 2012 event

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-06-2011 under NEWS

This morning, at the Sponsor Launch Breakfast, ArtPrize unveiled some significant changes to the annual event for ArtPrize 2012 September 19- October 7.  Catherine Creamer, Executive Director, started the event by sharing some of the things...

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On mission: Taking ArtPrize from good to great

by (Erica Curry VanEe)

Submitted 10-22-2011 under OPINION

Standing underneath the Metaphorest Project wearing my “Ask Me” vest on my final Wayfinding shift of ArtPrize 2011, the real conversations finally started. Beyond the number of hours or the technical properties of the project, people...

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Terry Johnston: Life through pink-rimmed glasses

by (Mark Spohn)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Terry Johnston stands at the front of a classroom, safely behind his MacBook Pro. Many would decline the opportunity to be interviewed by a room full of college level writers, as college students can be rather daunting. Vintage pink-rimmed glasses,...

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