local artist

Local Artist Highlight: Jacob Wiseheart

by (Avenueforthearts)

Submitted 03-17-2024 under NONPROFITS

In Jacob Wiseheart’s words, “Art has really saved my life. It has a therapeutic quality for me. People are always interested in the artist’s thought process. They have an instinctive desire to know the artist’s mind. I love...

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Local Artist Highlight: Brandy Mayweather Rising from the Crucible of Experience

by (Avenueforthearts)

Submitted 02-12-2024 under NONPROFITS

Brandy Mayweather has the formula for spiritual alchemy, turning her darkest trials into artistic freedom, passion and connection. That makes her someone to watch. She hasn’t stopped brewing new ideas since her multimedia installation Don...

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GRAM brings retrospective of local art hero Reynold Weidenaar to community

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

For many years Reynold Weidenaar was something of a local artist hero. He was a regular downtown feature who could be seen working from his big Chevy, sketch book in hand, with a pair of binoculars and wearing his signature red beret. He has been...

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Join a drum circle at Wilcox Park

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Community Drum Circle hosts public drum circles every Saturday at Wilcox Park from 6 p.m. until dusk. They hope to create an environment to stir the community together. The group says the public is encouraged to join them, and to...

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Local artist empowers women to find freedom

by (Vossj)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"I want to show women how much they can do with their lives, no matter what their struggle or story is,” says Garcia, “That's why I paint about cancer survivors, self esteem and finding freedom.” Garcia began her painting...

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Funamals: Your guide to custom pet portraits

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 06-04-2012 under NONPROFITS

This summer, The Market presented by The Avenue for the Arts will feature photography, jewelry, face painting, pottery, sculpture and many more handmade items. It will also spotlight the whimsical and light-hearted personalized pet...

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Students use art and journalism to share thoughts on immigration

by (Steff)

Submitted 02-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish “Will this project help my brother come back to us after being deported?” This question was asked by an 8th grade student [whose identity has been removed to protect her family...

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