Christian Gaines

"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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New ArtPrize director explores Grand Rapids, culture, and permission to participate

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Christian Gaines, the new Executive Director of ArtPrize, has never lived in a mid-sized city. He grew up in large cities in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and as an adult has lived on both the east and west coasts, and even in Honolulu. Now, he...

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