Illuminating Moments: "In A Promised Land..." illustrates history at ArtPrize

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

Shawn Michael Warren, a representational oil painter, did not come from Harvey, IL to Grand Rapids, MI to win ArtPrize. However, his painting, in the top 25 of the 2-D category right now, is achieving his goal of calling attention to...

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Rapidian on the street: Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes)

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian and GRTV went down to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to find out what people were thinking about after viewing Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) by Dylan Miner. The piece presents four Lowrider...

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Grand Rapids artist garners finalist position on Jurors' Shortlist

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Only one local Grand Rapids artist, Monroe Aki O'Bryant, also known as Akibang, was selected to be featured at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for this year's ArtPrize Seven. The Jurors' Shortlist announced his graphic series entry,...

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St. Cecilia sends buskers to ArtPrize

by (averym92)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NEWS

St. Cecilia Music Center is making its presence known at ArtPrize this year. During ArtPrize, the organization will be acting as a music hub, but the music is not just staying within the walls. From September 23 to October 4, the center is sending...

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When Critical Discourse is anything but: A Midwest call out of art scenes and community

by (Briana)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under OPINION

The opinions expressed in this article are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of The Rapidian, its management or fellow employees.   Last night found me at the the second...

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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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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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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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