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artprize2014

Our place, your voices: The Rapidian creates critical discourse during ArtPrize

by (ArtPrize)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Written by Todd Herring   Every year at ArtPrize, significant work goes into building a speaker series comprised of the right voices at the highest level of their fields. Adam Weinberg, Jerry Saltz, Mel Chin, Theaster Gates, Anne Pasternak,...

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"House," ArtPrize Top 20 finalist, on display at Frederik Meijer Gardens until Jan. 4

by (alreyno)

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Osman Khan’s sculpture, "House," a finalist on the Jurors' Shortlist, will be hosted at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park through January 4. For this piece, Kahn has built a minimalist sculpture of a house...

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"Intersections" artist explores layers of meaning in prize-winning piece

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-13-2014 under OPINION

Not many in our community were surprised that Anila Quayyum Agha’s work “Intersections” won this year. We knew it, as soon as we walked into the room where her installation hung.  But Agha wouldn’t let herself go there...

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ArtPrize 2014 Awards: Anila Quayyum Agha wins hearts of jurors, public

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 10-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The point of ArtPrize is to get people talking and thinking about art, and it did. Todd Herring, ArtPrize director of marketing and communications, started the awards ceremony with a slow-jam performance about the “tension”-filled...

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Public responds to second night of "Why These Finalists" discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tuesday night's Critical Discourse panel- Nicole Caruth, Digital Content Editor forART21, Mia Lopez, Curatorial Fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Paddy Johnson, founding editor of Art F City- analyzed...

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I don't like it: How not to form critical discourse about art

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under OPINION

Critical Discourse has, since year one of ArtPrize, been possibly my favorite night of the year- no exaggeration. I want real discussions about art. I champion the idea of building conversation. I miss “crit sessions” from art classes. I...

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Battling to get deeper: "Reciprocity" finds favor with public vote

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under OPINION

I had heard that Marc Sijan was an “interesting character.” I had heard that he was following in Duane Hanson’s footsteps after studying under him. I had even heard that he was pandering to the ArtPrize audience, sizing us up and...

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ArtPrize awards celebration planned for Rosa Parks Circle

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under NEWS

This year's Awards Ceremony for ArtPrize will be at the Civic Theatre, a smaller venue than past years. Because of limited seating going to artists, venues and others involved in the event, another celebration, open to everyone, is planned at...

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ArtPrize on Tap- Flight #6: Attendees encouraged to share ArtPrize experience

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under NEWS

What better combination for Grand Rapids than art and beer? Starting in June and throughout ArtPrize, ArtClub has offered ArtPrize On Tap, their newest membership perk. And it’s still going on. Members and their guest have the opportunity to...

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Public responds to "Why These Finalists" panel, panelists respond to experience of ArtPrize

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Monday night's Critical Discourse panel- Scott Stulen, Paddy Johnson and Miranda Lash- analyzed the top selections by both jurors and the public vote. With sometimes brutal honesty, they shared what worked for them in the pieces as well as...

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