The Rapidian

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Grand opening for Nourish Organic Market set for Saturday

Submitted 10-06-2011 under OPINION

Nourish Organic Market aims to support Michigan agriculture.

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The Revolution Needs You!

Submitted 10-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

GMR's October issue is out and we're excited about #OccupyGR!

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Local manufacturing workers react to Austin Bunn's "RUST"

Submitted 10-04-2011 under OPINION

Video interviews with Gary Albrecht formerly of Rowe International, Marty Green of GM and Al Berry of Michigan Works! following the first performance of "RUST" by Austin Bunn.

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What does this year's Top 10 say about our public?

Submitted 10-03-2011 under OPINION

Our choices for this year's ArtPrize winners reveal some of our culture's problematic preferences.

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Art and dying cities: What does “Top Ten” really mean?

Submitted 10-03-2011 under OPINION

Art and Dying Cities: two issues Grand Rapids has recently tackled, between the Top Ten lists of ArtPrize and Newsweek. In this article, I ask the question: How do Top Ten lists come to be and what are they really saying?

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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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