Picturesque: In plain sight

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 05-02-2011 under OPINION

On a drab day, I walked down the path from my house to the sidewalk. At the foot of the path, crocus blooms poked barely above the mottled grass. The dabs of violet were hardly noticeable. A smile was coming on. Who else today had spotted this shy...

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An Interview with Photographer Holly DeGarmo : Giving Back

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

To check out the photographs from Holly DeGarmo’s photoshoot, please visit  Giving back to the community is an important part of any profession. Photographer Holly DeGarmo ( understands the...

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Friday Night Conversations in February

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 02-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

Friday Nights at GRAM Grand Rapids Art Museum 101 Monroe Center St. NWFridays, 5:00 - 9:00 pm Conversations begin at 7:00pmUnwind during Friday Nights at GRAM with art, live music, and good conversation. Galleries are open late each Friday, and a...

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Catalyst Radio: Winter photo collaboration - GRPress and The Rapidian

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

Darin Estep of The Grand Rapids Press is  in the Catalyst Radio studio to recap the processes our two organizations shared in collaborating on winter photo projects. The Press is holding a winter photo caption competition while The Rapidian is...

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A picturesque show-and-tell: What do you like about West Michigan winters?

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 12-14-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Snow banks. Rust. Black ice and endless gray. The grumbling has commenced, so let's mix it up. Fellow Rapidians, what do you love about West Michigan winters? This Thursday, Dec. 16, is the start of The Rapidian's first...

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On the Record: A Q&A with 24 News 8 investigative reporter Ken Kolker

by (KWashburn)

Submitted 12-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This periodic feature for The Rapidian will spotlight the media personality behind the byline, camera or mic.  Like clockwork, every evening at 6:05 Ken Kolker receives a call from his biggest fan – his mother. Monday through Friday, she...

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Community Profile | Rachel Lee, the accidental historian

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 11-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee has sound advice for Grand Rapids city residents: “Get involved with your city.” Lee can talk the talk because she has certainly walked the walk. The East Hills resident and now “retired” president of the East Hills Neighborhood...

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Say nice things about Detroit

by (brianjbowe)

Submitted 10-05-2010 under OPINION

The philosopher William James once wrote that it is important to ask not what reality is, but “under what circumstances do we think things are real?” That question came to mind when viewing Ludington artist Ryan Spencer Reed’s photographic suite “...

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West Michigan Photographer Travels Great Lakes by Tall Ship to Capture Images for Artprize

by (nlautenbach)

Submitted 10-01-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

In 2006, Stacy Niedzwiecki anticipated the event which would give her an opportunity to combine her passion for photograpy and classic tall sailing ships. The Tall Ships Celebration is held annually in Bay City. Sponsored by the American Sail...

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Southtown PhotoVoice screening sets direction for community action

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NEWS

Viewers were jumping out of their seats at Dirk Koning Microcinema last Friday evening as they debated the best way to improve Southtown neighborhoods. Nearly 30 attendees gathered at Wealthy Theatre on July 30 to view Southtown PhotoVoice, a...

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