Grand Rapids Ballet dances its way to ArtPrize Nine

by (Megan Sarnacki)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Choreographed by Mario Radacovsky, the Grand Rapids Ballet is excited to enter its first time-based submission for ArtPrize Nine with four live performances of “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.” During the first weekend of ArtPrize Nine,...

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Artemis Antippas

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Meijer Gardens' fall exhibition celebrates Rodin, contemporary figurative tradition

by (Meijer Gardens)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to host 17 contemporary figurative sculptors in an exhibition titled Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition. Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) was among the most revolutionary...

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Local artist finds inspiration in moths, praying mantises, mysteries of tarot cards

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 11-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

"I always wanted to be an artist. Well, or a ballerina," Molly Vega Burgess laughs. "Because you're supposed to." We are standing in her studio, a windowed but curtainless room on the second floor of her home. The minimal...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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Between Our Homes: Finding comfort in the unexpected during ArtPrize

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With public installation pieces across unexpected spots downtown during ArtPrize, Hailey Lamb, KCAD Senior, allows us to dive into the art of the everyday. "Between Our Homes" is a series of public installations using large vinyl...

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Dancing is transforming my view of art, ArtPrize

by (Antonio Jaimes)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

ArtPrize, a favorite time of year for many locals here in Grand Rapids. When the leaves begin to change color, and the warmth of the air shifts into a cool breeze, the downtown area becomes a place of discovery and curiosity. My name is Antonio...

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Exploring lesser-known venues pays off for serious art lovers

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, UICA, The B.O.B. If you’re thinking about heading downtown to ArtPrize, one of these destinations is likely on your list. Visiting big venues that host multiple artists makes sense if you’re looking...

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This place is not abandoned: How the Cultura Collective is approaching ArtPrize

by (Steff)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

“This place doesn’t feel like ArtPrize. And it’s awesome.” This was overheard on Sunday afternoon during the artist reception for the Cultura Collective, the group of creatives that took over the space at 912 Grandville Ave...

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