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Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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Center provides innovative senior, child care

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Bethlehem Lutheran Church located in Heartside, a neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids, is part of a new, innovative way to serve seniors and providing childcare. In 2017, this church started a senior support center called Bethlehem...

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Heartside presents Fuzzy Jane fall showcase for First Friday

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

We are very excited to announce our next featured artist in the Heartside Art Gallery and Studio: Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane). Heartside Ministry will be featuring her artwork from 1998-2018 at our Art Gallery & Studio! Please join us for her...

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Residents use art to encourage civic engagement in their neighborhoods

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Throughout the summer, Dwelling Place interns from the Community Building and Engagement Department hosted ‘get out the vote’ poster-making at the Herkimer, Reflections, and Weston apartments. Each event allowed residents the freedom to...

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Catalyst Radio: Heartside Ministry discusses art therapy program

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Ministries is looking forward to continuing with providing an Art Therapy program in the future starting again in September after the current 12 week program is finished. Details for the Art Therapy program at Heartside can be found in...

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Diverse neighborhood voices share report about communities and policing

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

In 2017, the Heartside Neighborhood held their first National Night Out. According to the National Night Out website, the event is “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie...

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'Art belongs to everyone': Interview with local artist Debra Dieppa

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 07-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

An exhibition of Debra Dieppa’s recent work is now on display in the West Lobby at the Wealthy Street Theatre. The conversation below between the artist and her longtime friend, and curator, Elizabeth Jane VanArragon of her upcoming exhibition...

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Heartside Ministry introduces new art therapy program

by (Heartside Ministry)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Imagine a place where you can bring your authentic stories, the pain, hurt, joys and distress without any judgment. A place where you are safe to share your struggles, past and present and you are able to process your stories to grow and live a...

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Heartside all stars finish another Fifth Third River Bank Run

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 05-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

A group of women faithfully trained for their annual walk in the Fifth Third River Bank Run that was held on May 12. Many of these ladies persevered through physical challenges, but each one accomplished her goal! Not only is this walk an annual...

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Dwelling Place launches new community arts series

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Our focus for the Community Arts Series is lowering barriers to resident participation so that our residents know that cultural programs are for them, and how they can best utilize the cultural organizations in the downtown area. The arts are...

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