local artists

My Story Through Art

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-15-2015 under

My Story Through Art is designed to allow youth in our mentor programs to retain a sense of their past, to describe their present situation or to take a look into their future through the utilization of a self-expressive and creative art experience...

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DisArt exhibit features local artists

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under NEWS

The exhibit “DisArt Local: Art is EveryBody” takes place April 10 through April 25 at 250 Monroe Street Gallery. The exhibit features local artists Robert Coombs, Deb Dieppa, Marylu Dykstra, Reyna Garcia and Anna Greidanus. On April 23...

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Artists collaborate to raise awareness of area design talent

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

Local illustrator Jody Williams has seen continued success with clients such as Herman Miller, Whirlpool and Steelcase. Apart from his corporate work, he has organized a team of equally successful creatives to indulge in a collaboration that he...

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LaFontsee Gallery to exhibit new artwork "Out of the Polar Vortex"

by (erictank)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

LaFontsee Galleries presents a new exhibition titled "Out of the Polar Vortex" on March 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the East Hills location. Over 30 artists, both current and some new to LaFontsee, will be featured in the gallery. New artists...

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A Liminal Place: a reflection on Shen Dojo's Free Radical event

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

  To celebrate fall the Avenue for the Arts hosts a community based art show called Free Radical. Now entering the 11th year, Free Radical events feature emerging and cutting edge artists in nontraditional spaces and cultivate conversations....

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ArtPeers to participate at SiTE:LAB during ArtPrize 2012

by (ArtPeers)

Submitted 09-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

ArtPeers is proud this year to participate in the SiTE:LAB venue during ArtPrize 2012. ArtPeers is participating in two ways: presenting a kiosk and presenting the debut of a new video series, all during the weeks of ArtPrize at SiTE:LAB. Kiosk: We...

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Art.Downtown. plans for bigger event

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 02-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Art.Downtown., slated for April 13, plans to be bigger than previous years. This year's event boasts three trolleys taking Grand Rapidians to over 30 locations with over 350 artists being showcased. It is one night when downtown Grand...

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Five Questions with Local Artists: Ann Chuchvara

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 12-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 These five questions have been posed to several different local artists, their responses create this series. Ann Chuchvara earned a BF A at Grand Valley State University and an MFA at University of Colorado. She currently works and...

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Urban Lights: Illuminating the neighborhood

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts is holding its annual Urban Lights event along South Division Avenue.  Local artists will be partnering up with businesses in the district to bring you great handmade gifts.  If you have a hard to buy for person on...

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Free Radical Gallery

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

Before there was ArtPrize, before there was ActiveSite, or ArtPeers, there was Free Radical.  The Free Radical Gallery started in 2000 on Wealthy as part of a grant based initiative, The Wealthy Mainstreet Program, founded by Mark Rumsey, which...

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