Instruments of Hope Blessing of the Animals

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope Continues Promoting Mission of Peace Through Blessing of the Animals, featuring renowned flutist Carmen Maret as Pied Piper Instruments of Hope, a Grand Rapids-based non profit organization dedicated to promoting peace...

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Artists to explore nature with creations at SiTE:LAB at Blandford Nature Center

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under NEWS

SiTE:LAB’s installations at the Blandford Nature Center has reached its third year of giving artists the freedom to explore the forest and let their creative minds loose. This year the SiTE:LAB Blandford Nature Center installations will be...

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Meijer Gardens brings Bernar Venet exhibition to Grand Rapids

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 12-17-2012 under OPINION

For the next ten months Frederik Meijer Gardens is hosting an exhibition of world-renowned German sculpture artist Bernar Venet’s mathematically inspired works. The exhibit was launched in October of this year and will remain open until...

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Local artists to share meditative paintings, sculptures at Dominican Center

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood Art Gallery is displaying the works of Mic Carlson and Joachim Lally, CSP through the month of December. Most of the works are available for purchase. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Mic Carlson was born and raised in Grand...

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Expand your mind downtown

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 02-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids' skyline took on a new look, this month, with the installation of “Big Mind Sky” atop downtown’s Trade Center Building at 50 Louis Northwest. Installation of the neon sculpture by Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone...

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Peace pole installation at Wealthy Theatre in honor of Dirk Koning

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NEWS

On a gray noon, the beats of Badenya caromed through Wealthy Theatre as a small crowd gathered for the Earth Day peace pole dedication ceremony. The peace pole was the closing chapter of a memorial to Dirk Koning, the first executive director of the...

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One of the city's earlier public art pieces to be discussed Thursday evening

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 10-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

The sculpted face that greets visitors at the outdoor entranceway at St. James Catholic Church on Bridge Street NW will be one of the photos shown tonight when Grand Rapids Historical Society President Gina Bivins presents "A Legacy of...

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The Seeds of Labor: an ArtPrize Artist Profile of Gene Sowles

by (Apion)

Submitted 09-27-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  Two years ago in a brief but tumultuous visit, hurricane Ike came to southern Ohio. On one day in particular hurricane force winds wreaked a terrible vengeance upon a large tree in Gene Sowles yard. Unbeknownst to the storm or Gene this act...

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Sculpture a culmination of years of experience for Artprize artist Brent Harris

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Some things are a long time in the making. For Kalamazoo based artist Brent Harris, bringing his bronze sculpture piece "Gatherer" to life is a process that began approximately a decade ago. The sculpture is showing at the Grand Rapids...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] J. Gardella’s Tavern

by (amandastpierre)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Just a few doors in from the corner of Fulton Street and Ionia Avenue, J. Gardella’s Tavern awaits ArtPrize enthusiasts looking for a casual “Chicago tavern-style” experience. Their fare includes a variety of starters, burgers, sandwiches and...

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