Open letter to our leaders: time to prohibit use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Matthew C. Halteman)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under OPINION

I recently sent the following letter to the Mayor and our City Commissioners as part of the End Circus Cruelty campaign, in which a significant and rapidly growing number of concerned Grand Rapidians are asking the city to pass an ordinance that...

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Grand Rapids, it's time to send the circus packing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under OPINION

As the city celebrates everything that is great about West Michigan during ArtPrize, a traveling sideshow of cruelty overshadows the festivities.   Elephants, lions and tigers are calling the Van Andel Arena parking lot home this week. Before...

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Art Beat visits current GRAM exhibitions

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-26-2012 under OPINION

Last Friday night The Rapidian Art Beat met up at the GRAM to view the “Real/Surreal” show, the Salvador Dali exhibit and “Elephants,” this year’s winning ArtPrize entry. We arrived and began wandering throughout the...

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Elephants takes home top public vote, Displacement the juried grand prize

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-06-2012 under NEWS

On the old loading dock of the Grand Rapids Press, transformed for the occasion, winners for this year’s ArtPrize competition were awarded well over half of a million dollars in various public and juried awards. The event culminated in the...

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