ArtPrize Seven Premiere Event to unveil new poster, announce jurors

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

ArtPrize will be hosting its Premiere Event for year seven on Thursday, April 23. In celebrating the beginning of ArtPrize Seven they'll be premiering the 2015 ArtPrize poster, launching artist registration and announcing this year's jurors...

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City of Grands Rapids announced as finalist for $1 million art competition grant

by (tbalx)

Submitted 03-09-2015 under NEWS

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced on March 5 that the City of Grand Rapids is one of 12 finalists in the Public Art Challenge for up to a possible $1 million. The project will be executed by the well known local arts organization SiTE:LAB....

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Public vote to determine winner of downtown ice sculptures

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

On Valentine’s Day weekend, the public is encouraged to view dozens of spectacular works of ice art in Downtown Grand Rapids. Entering its second year, the Valent-ICE winter festival encourages the four-season enjoyment of Downtown. Downtown...

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What's next for ArtPrize 2014 double winner Anila Quayyum Agha

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-26-2015 under NEWS

"This city has done me the biggest service by embracing the work. It was a controversial work, talking about the divisions between us and what separates us. To be open-minded and to embrace that shows deep compassion and understanding,"...

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Local history buff launches Tour GR, gains traction

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Meet Jim Winslow, local graphic designer, photographer and history enthusiast. For the past three years he has been leading walking tours throughout the city and just this past June he launched Tour GR. Since then, he has done as many as 60 tours,...

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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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ArtPrize examined from a youth perspective

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Andy Angelo Press Club (AAPC) is a program of the GR Creative Youth Center and Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities. On Sunday, September 28 and Friday, October 3, the AAPC visited ArtPrize and each student wrote about what stood out to them...

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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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ArtPrize Off the Beaten Path: MoDiv

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

MoDiv is an inviting set of local shops at the corner of Monroe Center and Division.  It is a popular area, but the ArtPrize spotlight typically shines brighter at the other end of the street with high profile venues such as The GRAM...

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