Site:Lab

Repurpose former Public Museum

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

The arts-based nonprofit SiTE:LAB is sponsoring an idea competition with more than $10,000 in prizes to help repurpose the defunct building that housed the former Public Museum. The project, called 54Jeff after the location of the building on 54...

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Pieces, moments of Art.Downtown. 2013 leave strong impressions

by (DWalsh)

Submitted 04-29-2013 under OPINION

Art.Downtown. is an important event for the arts commmunity. A lot of effort goes into this annual showcase, from the making of artwork to the planning and coordination of hundreds of people and details, culminating in the execution of a springtime...

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GAAH Press Club votes art 2012

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club went downtown to check out ArtPrize and each wrote a review of a piece of art. In this review they touch on materials used, emotions it made them feel, and whether they thought it was art or not. Also, The Press Club  ...

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Site:Lab and its Detroit artists win big in ArtPrize juried awards

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-06-2012 under OPINION

A small crowd had gathered inside of Site:Lab to watch the livestream of the 2012 ArtPrize Winners Announcement. A number of works being shown (and the venue itself) were in the running to win the coveted Jurors' Awards, and as the time drew...

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Space: SiteLab makes it new, while UICA is swallowed up

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

"Abandon your expectations" can be solid advice when viewing art, especially contemporary works. Doing so frees you to give way to the process of untangling meaning and allows you to fully embrace the context of a work. Quality...

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Redefining Habitats: a juxtaposition between nature and design

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-21-2012 under OPINION

New York-based artist Alois Kronschlaeger returns for his second year participating in ArtPrize with his new installation, Habitat. Using the space in the old Grand Rapids Public Museum building, Kronschlaeger put the museum’s abandoned...

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What do you see: Breathing Room at SiTE:LAB

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-21-2012 under OPINION

Upstairs in the expansive venue at the old Public Museum curated by SiTE:LAB, one room, seemingly unfinished and filled with boxes, leads to another room with curious little breathing piles of bubbles. The entry is "Breathing Room" by...

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SiTE:LAB at Blandford Nature Center

by (Blandford)

Submitted 06-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

This Friday and Saturday Blandford Nature Center brings you an extra special treat. BNC's third annual Field of Green Festival will be blending with SiTE:LAB. SiTE:LAB is a nonprofit organization that creates temporary site-specific art projects...

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Artists put finishing touches on Art.Downtown.

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 04-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This week there was a flurry of activity all across downtown Grand Rapids as artists scrambled to get their pieces up for Art.Downtown 2012. This one-night only art event is happening from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. Studios, galleries, shops and...

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Secret society inspires newest SiTE:LAB event

by (Heidi Stukkie)

Submitted 04-10-2012 under NEWS

Inspired by a turn of the century secret society, the newest SiTE:LAB event this Friday night will offer visitors three floors of innovative performance art at the old Harris Furniture Building. This building, located at 109 ½ South Division...

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