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Mugshots and propaganda: Photographer learns about #J20, Socialist Alternative Grand Rapids

by (tylersteimle)

Submitted 01-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This is an article about photography. But sometimes, if done right, photography is really about something altogether not photography. The gear and the shop talk and the technique of the craft dissipates and the message shines through. It's what...

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Open Projector Night Spotlight from UICA: Jose Jimenez, People's Choice Award winner

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Give us a short bio. I am a Latino filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. I attended California State University, Northridge where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema and Television Arts. I’ve produced, wrote, filmed, and edited a...

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Local playwright talks Lake Effect Fringe Festival and more

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival is a great way to showcase the original works written by local community members here in Grand Rapids. Original work is gaining momentum, and Dog Story Theater supports this to its fullest extent. LEFF is showcasing...

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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

by (Harrison Park M...)

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

The CYC teamed up with Harrison Park Elementary School to work with kids interested in learning about journalism. The result was the Harrison Park Media Team. Here is what the kids had to say about their group:  Media Team is about sharing...

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Impart: Local artist Brandon Belote sees links between art and science

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Brandon Belote is the projectionist and AV technician at UICA and a Kendall grad. He often experiments with video in his work. "I wouldn't...

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Impart: local artist Salvador Jimenez believes art brings people together

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-26-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Salvador Jimenez is a an artist based in Grand Rapids whose works often deal with socio-political issues. He does work in photography, graphic design, painting,...

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Impart: Artist Gil Lelazhe Jariq asserts "art heals"

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  An artist at Heartside Studio and founder of PRMTVE, Gil Lelazhe Jariq is an abstract painter based in Grand Rapids.  What is art? "Art is...

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Impart: Local artist Consuelo Poland used art to speak

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Local artist Consuelo Poland graduated from Kendall College last May with a degree in functional art. She works in industrial design, makes jewelry and...

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Volunteers needed for national hunger study

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is participating in Hunger in America 2014, an in-depth survey of food insecurity conducted once every four years. Food banks around the country will interview their clients in order to assess the severity of...

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All aboard the Okavark to create sustainable peace

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

Anybody seeking to escape the chaotic madness and vote pandering that is much of ArtPrize, specifically near The BOB, hop on board the magic bus. “How much are tickets for the next ride?” jokes one admirer as he entered. The bus is a...

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