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ArtPrize2015

SiTE:LAB community creates one more surprise at final performance of grand prize winner

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under OPINION

Late into a night of celebrating at SiTE:LAB on Friday after the ArtPrize Awards Ceremony, members of the team of volunteers animatedly discussed how to retrofit a swing to accommodate long-time volunteer Toni Bal. Bal is in a wheelchair as a long-...

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Why we need to admit Hometown Hero is sentimental pandering, not art

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under OPINION

ArtPrize goers, creators and critics: we need to talk about the elephant in the room. Earlier this week, I watched three well established, well respected art curators trip over themselves to avoid saying what they really thought about one...

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The Eddy celebrates final "Artoberfest" concerts with time-limited pre-sale discounts

by (Jerry Wayne Newson)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under NEWS

The Eddy at ArtPrize Seven is kicking off its final concert series "Artoberfest” on October 9 and 10 featuring Netflix music documentary sensation Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, The Go...

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Rapidian on the street: Public at Amway Grand respond to Why These Finalist panelists

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8   With four of the 20 ArtPrize public vote finalists located at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, The Rapidian and GRTV went down after Why These Finalists: Part 2 to talk to people...

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Join in viewings of ArtPrize Awards Ceremony

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Halfway through the last week of ArtPrize Seven, excitement is building to the final Awards Ceremony and the announcement of the winners of both the Juror and Public Vote prize winners. The ceremony will be held on Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m at the...

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Last chance to vote in ArtPrize: Juror Sarah Urist Green shares ideas on how to make your votes count

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With two days left to vote in ArtPrize Seven, stakes are higher than ever as the prize winners will soon be announced. ArtPrize is one of few major art events which incorporates both a jury panel and public voting. Now that the Top 20 Finalists have...

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"For the Toward" channels raw energy into athletic grace

by (ArtPeers)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Filmed by ArtPeers Erin Wilson and Seth Thompson, this video captures a live rendition of "For The Toward" by Boomerang, at res345, a home featuring five ArtPrize 2015 entries curated by Amy Wilson at the Rumsey Street Project....

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Rapidian on the street: Public at Ford Museum responds to Why These Finalists panel

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8   With five of the 20 ArtPrize finalists discussed at Why These Finalists: Part 1 located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, The Rapidian and GRTV headed down to that...

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Participation, humor, magic trump sheer size at Why These Finalists Part 2

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NEWS

Video courtesy of WOOD TV8   What elements make a participatory work…work? What makes magic? And why on earth was that death row prisoner given spaghetti instead of spaghettios?  These were the key focal points of last night’s...

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River City Cup and Cake brings espresso, pastries to Grand Rapids food truck scene

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

River City Cup and Cake is a new espresso and pastry food truck in Grand Rapids. Lorin W. Tate opened on August 30 and has been busy ever since, serving ArtPrize visitors downtown. Currently he's located on the riverside behind DeVos...

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