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Local Artist Highlight: Robyn Smith

Submitted 06-18-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts visits the studio of local sculptor Robyn Smith. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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St. Cecilia Music Center honors 2024 recipients of the distinguished Helen DeVos Legacy Award for outstanding women in Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-17-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) announces Ellen Arlinsky, Mary Bloom and Kate McGarry as the 2024 honorees of the esteemed Helen DeVos Legacy Award. Now in its fifth year, past Legacy Award recipients have included Helen DeVos, Stella Royce, Karen Henry Stokes, and Mary Goodwillie Nelson.

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Local Artist Highlight: Annamarie Buller

Submitted 04-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts talks with Annamarie Buller about her change-generating event series, "Centering Liberation." Interview by Pamela MacDougal

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Local Artist Highlight: Jacob Wiseheart

Submitted 03-17-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts interviews Jacob Wiseheart about his painting practice, his thoughts on the role of an artist, and his brand new studio space in downtown Grand Rapids. Interview by Pamela MacDougal

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(Watch) Seven Men Reach One Year of Recovery at Guiding Light

Submitted 02-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Watch the testimonies of seven former clients of the Guiding Light Recovery program - a donor-funded, long-term, in-patient substance abuse treatment program offered to Grand Rapids men at zero financial cost.

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Local Artist Highlight: Brandy Mayweather Rising from the Crucible of Experience

Submitted 02-12-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts looks over the shoulder of Grand Rapids multi-media installation artist Brandy Mayweather to see how she does it. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Celebrating Sobriety Milestones at Guiding Light

Submitted 02-08-2024 under NONPROFITS

On January 18th seven former clients of the Guiding Light Recovery program - a free, 4-month inpatient substance abuse treatment program, celebrated reaching one year of sobriety. Watch Tim's speech here.

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Local Artist Highlight: Kailey Smith-Barth

Submitted 01-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts hears Kailey Smith-Barth, Exhibitions & Internships Manager for ArtPrize and artist in her own right. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Local Artist Highlight: The Skinny Limbs

Submitted 12-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts gets the spin from Max Knoth of The Skinny Limbs; local band headlining at The Pyramid Scheme February 24th, 8 pm. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Local Artist Highlight: Michele Bosak, Exhibitions Director at Kendall College of Art and Design

Submitted 11-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Proving that every ending is a beginning, Michele Bosak is transforming what were the Fed Galleries (and briefly UICA) into an experimental gallery space for design collaboration. Co-located with the KCAD FlexLab, the FlexGallery will enhance Kendall design programs. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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