The Rapidian

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Mother Earth’s gowns

Submitted 10-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Kendall College ArtPrize exhibit features felt gowns employing earth motifs and innovative approaches to conventional techniques.

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RUST: A sympathetic portrait of post-industrial Michigan

Submitted 10-02-2011 under OPINION

Actors' Theatre presents the premiere of local playwright Austin Bunn's RUST, a play chronicling the impact of General Motor's closing of the Wyoming, Michigan stamping plant in 2008.

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Artifacts of local history blend with contemporary art

Submitted 10-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum displays a multitude of ArtPrize artist among its permanent collections in a manner that highlights and enhances the experience of both.

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Monroe Community Church: Creative, cozy, crowded

Submitted 10-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Curatorial issues aside, the venue at Monroe Community Church is a successful example of what is arguably the most relevant aspect of Artprize: the bringing together of community and art.

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First United Methodist Church features works that charm and inspire

Submitted 10-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

The setting at United Methodist is lovely, and the works of Christina Vagenius and Jennifer Longfellow are compelling.

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The Beginning is Near

Submitted 10-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Good Morning Revolution is putting the support of its little zine behind the efforts of Occupy Grand Rapids.

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Care for some art with your beer?

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Using HopCat as a venue to showcase these works was an ideal setting to allow the audience to dwell on the analytical subjects and take it in with a crisp, handcrafted beer to go with the handcrafted art around them.

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Republican Headquarters provides quality art off the beaten path

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Not what you might expect, the Kent County Republican Headquarters as an ArtPrize venue offers quality work in a setting that enhances the experience.

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Two worth the trip

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Work of international street artist Edgar Mueller is featured adjacent to newly opened City Art Gallery.

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Wow. That's Bad.

Submitted 09-30-2011 under OPINION

How we can improve ArtPrize: The top ten are out. Naselli talks about curation, location, and four ways that she suggests we might save ArtPrize.

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