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What's next for ArtPrize 2014 double winner Anila Quayyum Agha

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-26-2015 under NEWS

"This city has done me the biggest service by embracing the work. It was a controversial work, talking about the divisions between us and what separates us. To be open-minded and to embrace that shows deep compassion and understanding,"...

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Connecting downtown GoSite with Grand Rapids' great neighborhoods

by (GoSite)

Submitted 12-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As the new GoSite space in downtown Grand Rapids undergoes preparation for a spring grand opening, content building continues. Collaboration is key to broad inclusion of the many things this region has to offer. Connecting with the interesting and...

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Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW For this last episode of Catalyst Radio for 2014, we sit down with WYCE’s new station manager, AJ Paschka.  Joining WYCE after work in the...

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Community input shapes direction of GoSite implementation plan

by (GoSite)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite, a collaborative project brought together by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to create a fun, innovative and welcoming place for visitors and locals alike to find and share information about Grand Rapids, opened Phase I this past...

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"Intersections" artist explores layers of meaning in prize-winning piece

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-13-2014 under OPINION

Not many in our community were surprised that Anila Quayyum Agha’s work “Intersections” won this year. We knew it, as soon as we walked into the room where her installation hung.  But Agha wouldn’t let herself go there...

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ArtPrize 2014 Awards: Anila Quayyum Agha wins hearts of jurors, public

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 10-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The point of ArtPrize is to get people talking and thinking about art, and it did. Todd Herring, ArtPrize director of marketing and communications, started the awards ceremony with a slow-jam performance about the “tension”-filled...

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Battling to get deeper: "Reciprocity" finds favor with public vote

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under OPINION

I had heard that Marc Sijan was an “interesting character.” I had heard that he was following in Duane Hanson’s footsteps after studying under him. I had even heard that he was pandering to the ArtPrize audience, sizing us up and...

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Official Exhibition, Showcase venues offer curated themes, longer hours, amenities

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Every year ArtPrize works with local museums and institutions to facilitate the art competition. Exhibition Centers showcase a large concentration of ArtPrize entries, and are also places where visitors can vote, pick up event guides, buy ArtPrize...

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GRAM unveils ArtPrize exhibit "[DIS]Comfort Zones"

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)'s Artprize exhibition "[DIS]Comfort Zones" displays tension themed pieces for the viewer to reflect upon. Covering topics such as war, religion, bodies and food, the GRAM seeks to bring a "...

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GoSite Pop Up exceeds expectations in number, reach of visitors

by (GoSite)

Submitted 09-02-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

While the GoSite welcome center and information sharing space has benefitted from numerous community meetings and months of research during the planning stage, nothing is quite as valuable as opening up the process for greater public participation...

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