ArtPrize artist profile: The many colors of T. Mikey

by (Ken Tamke)

Submitted 09-25-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

The moment you walk through the front doors of the downtown institution, the B.O.B., you’re compelled to exclaim, “Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore.”  Such is the reaction when you first lay eyes on Please Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain...

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ArtPrize artist profile: The Dufala brothers

by (bree byle)

Submitted 09-25-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Artists create moving toilets for contest entry One curious phenomenon will flush out the onlookers this Friday at 6 p.m. Those strolling the downtown area admiring Art Prize entries may have their walk interrupted by loud voices, much like those at...

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ArtPrize:Airing Dirty Laundry Open Your Drawers

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-24-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize Artist Maggie Annerino's says about her work: "It's a social statement and it is about the private aspect of underwear now becoming very public...It's time for Grand Rapids to air their dirty laundry."

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Eric Nugent

by (Caleb Syswerda)

Submitted 09-24-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Protect and Serve is the portrait of an old New York cop, lovingly rendered in oil on canvas. Protect and Serve is also a multimedia art project documenting painter Eric Nugent's process from stretching the canvas to the final brushstrokes. Nugent...

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VOTE for Your Favorite "Helping Hands" Artwork Finalists!

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 09-22-2009 under NONPROFITS

Kids say (and draw) the darndest things -- including works of art, inspired by the Red Cross, and including superheroes, snipers, and someone named Kirby. Come stop by the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch downtown from September 23 to 27,...

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100,000 Paper Airplanes

by (silverman)

Submitted 09-16-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

By now you may or may not have heard of Rob Bliss, but he has left his mark in Grand Rapids.  When he posted his event for a pillow fight in Rosa Park Circle on Face book last year, he was hoping for a hundred people, more than 1000 showed up....

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Aussie Rules ArtPrize

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under OPINION

The recent conversion to digital broadcast television has tripled my television viewing options from one PBS station to three PBS channels. I do not watch much TV but, occasionally, I flip it on to turn off my brain. Finding the right fodder to...

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ArtPrize piece catches fire in Cathedral Square

by (John Eisenschenk)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

(Video) Michael Glenn Monroe was welding his The Sharing Tree (fondly known as "Woody") Project for ArtPrize at the Cathedral Square near the Catholic Central High School when the tree caught fire around 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2009. See his...

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ArtPrize in Pre-production Around Grand Rapids: A photo essay

by (jproctor)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize, the biggest art venue to hit Grand Rapids, is just around the corner. Hundreds of artists from all around the world are traveling to Michigan for two weeks for a chance to win $250,000. Only a week away, many artists are scrambling to put...

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