The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

ArtPrize 2021 - What will captivate our imaginations this year?

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

Art has the ability to capture ideas too complex for words; to invoke deep feelings and emotions; to communicate a piece of the artist’s soul with the public. Art defines and reflects what is important to a society.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund; MDHHS launches online portal for immunization records; and Susan Mast ALS Foundation hosting "PedALS" bike ride, walk to support local ALS families.

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Circle Theatre Enters The Age of Aquarius With Hair

Submitted 09-13-2021 under OPINION

Circle Theatre lavishes talent and energy on Hair, resulting in strong individual performances, and a few good songs, but not a coherent story.

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Passing the Mic: West Michigan Hindu Temple's Fred Stella answers, "What is the purpose of your life?"

Submitted 09-10-2021 under VOICES

Fred Stella, Hindu practitioner, responds to Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner.

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Community updates: Wednesday, Sept. 8

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NEWS

GRCC, Grand Valley receive $1.2M grants to help local adults earn college degrees; Kent County leaders reassert lack of legal authority in ending school mask order; and Grand Rapids Public Museum announces "Polish Halls in Grand Rapids" program.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents ArtPrize 2021 Exhibition with Disability Arts Organization, DisArt

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

A collaboration with DisArt and artist Oaklee Thiele, the My Dearest Friends Project brings the presence of the disability community to downtown Grand Rapids through a large-scale outdoor installation

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GRAM's Michigan Artist Series highlights the Black Ash Basketry of Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

An Interwoven Legacy features over 20 new works that focus on the centuries-old Anishinabe tradition of black ash basket making.

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UICA to Celebrate Grand Opening on KCAD Campus

Submitted 09-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, September 9, UICA will celebrate the grand opening of its new location inside the historical Woodbridge N. Ferris Building on the campus of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit; Grand Rapids Public Library returning to regular hours; and ArtPrize adding locations beyond downtown for 2021 event.

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30; Ken-O-Sha Park reopens with improvements; and Festival of the Arts cancels Sept. event over pandemic concerns.

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