Rapidian on the street: The Last Supper

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian and GRTV went down to The Fed Galleries at Kendall College to find out what people were thinking about after viewing "The Last Supper" by Julie Green. The piece presents hundreds of plates, painted with blue mineral paints,...

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Just wrong enough: How swinging inside an ArtPrize house creates community

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

In the past week I've had the curious experience of acting as a performer in Kate Gilmore's installation "Higher Ground", at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project. An entire house on the site of Rumsey Street has been transformed to...

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Jurors' Shortlist Announcement narrows selection for ArtPrize winners

by (averym92)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under NEWS

Video courtesy of WOOD TV8   At last night’s Jurors’ Shortlist Announcement, the top five juror picks from the categories two-dimensional, three-dimensional, time-based, installation and outstanding venue were announced to a live...

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ArtPrize visits Burning Man

by (kevinbuist)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Burning Man is an experiment in urban design that is impractical, unsustainable and a little insane- all of of which are precisely what make it so valuable. The 30 year old annual festival is one part rave, one part temporary hippie commune, one...

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Rapidian on the street: Port of Entry

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jarritos- Mexican soda in various fruit flavors- are stacked 12 feet high and illuminated with lights that change colors at night, guarding the entry to Calder Plaza. The work, "Port of Entry" by Muñoz & Company, is colorful, playful...

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cHURCH OF MONIKA invites performers of all genres to participate in ArtPrize

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 09-28-2015 under OPINION

Monika Wuhrer is the least egomaniacal person you could meet. Quite the opposite: the quiet, unassuming artist not only radiates warmth and enthusiasm, but has built her career as an artist on creating collaborative spaces where others can assemble...

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How to Vote: Video tutorial explains options

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

So you're downtown, looking at art during ArtPrize, and you'd really like place your votes for the work you like. But how? Do you need a smartphone?  Do you need to register while you're downtown? Can you just do it from your...

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Art, activism and taking action to make change

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under NEWS

On Friday October 2, from 7 p.m - 8 p.m. the topic of "Reflecting the Times: Arts and Activism" will be addressed by a panel of arts experts in front of an audience as part of the Critical Discourse series at the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon...

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Critical Discourse series brings conversation about color trends, impacts

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under OPINION

ArtPrize Seven continues its tradition of "events within an event," with the Critical Discourse series. The series offers opportunities to speak with experts, create conversation and learn a thing or two. "Future Color/Design Trends:...

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ArtPrize Seven turns Grand Rapids into giant music festival

by (Michelle Newson)

Submitted 09-24-2015 under OPINION

Hold onto your hats! ArtPrize is once again gearing up, this year set to run September 23- October 11. This will be ArtPrize’s seventh year bringing art to the public eye in a revolutionary way, and the 1,551 entries for 2015 brings the...

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