Experts take to panel to discuss both public, juried top 20

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

With ArtPrize into its final lap, the discussions are starting to heat up. Serving to foster dialog about the importance of art and culture and the impact that an event as unique as ArtPrize can have on a local community, "Why These Finalists...

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ArtPrize discourse on peace deepens

by (Lee Bloomquist)

Submitted 10-06-2014 under NEWS

“Spread love,” says Kiaralinda Ramquist to participants, on hearing that Grand Rapids Public Schools have been participating in the UN Peace Education Week for 30 years - longer than any other district in the nation. UN Peace Education...

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ArtPrize voting heads into Round 2 with 20 public vote finalists

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-05-2014 under NEWS

As the public and juried voting tracks run parallel this year, Round 2 of public voting has shifted significantly as well. Now that the top 20 works (five for each category of 2-D, 3-D, Installation and Time-Based) have been revealed, it's time...

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Public responds to discussion of art, disability

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Saturday night's Critical Discourse panel- Chris Smit, Neil Marcus and Petra Kuppers- discussed disability and art and their roles and voices in society, and involved the audience in a participatory engagement with the realities of...

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Disability is not a struggle: Panel discusses intersections between art, disability, bodies

by (tbalx)

Submitted 10-05-2014 under OPINION

“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage’ in the face of adversity. Disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live.” -Neil Marcus   Ingenious conveys a mild description for the three presenters of last night...

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ArtPrize Off The Beaten Path: The Mitten Brewing Company

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 10-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Mitten Brewing Company offers an opportunity to simultaneously appreciate two fast-growing interests in the Grand Rapids community: craft beer and art. The microbrewery hosts 12 artworks, eight on the main floor and four on the recently-opened...

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Artists as disruptors: Building incubators where art, technology meet

by (Mark Holzbach)

Submitted 10-04-2014 under NEWS

A mix of Grand Rapids art, technology, culture, education and business interests turned out last night to hear panelist Julia Kaganskiy, executive director of the New Museum’s four-week-old art and technology co-working incubator NEW INC...

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Public responds to discussion of art, tech, new platforms for design incubators

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Friday night's Critical Discourse panel discussed the intersections between art and technology, growth of intersected art practice and the differences between earning profit and building a sustainable practice.  This video is a collection of...

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Art of war at ArtPrize 2014

by (evanarragon)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize 2014 goers will notice works scattered throughout the exhibition venues addressing the experiences of war. These artists have given their Grand Rapids audiences a reminder that we live in a nation currently involved in military action and...

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Why time based art takes time: Categorical distinctions of criteria for ArtPrize 2014

by (Micah Silver)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under OPINION

We talk about activities as if some of them take time and others don’t, yet we know that we experience everything as having a duration, whether we savor and put it to memory or not. Whether we are dreaming and time is of a different form,...

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