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Habitat recipient "pays it forward"

Submitted 12-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local high school senior helps build a Habitat for Humanity house as a way to give back after receiving the same gift 7 years ago.

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Terry Johnston: Life through pink-rimmed glasses

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Though ArtPrize is over, the art and one's understanding of it remains. Grand Rapids based photographer, Terry Johnston, provides tips and criteria to assist a judgement and appreciation for the remainder of the art.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Sunti Pichetchaiyakul

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In this audio interview, Sunti Pichetchaiyakul shares how he is honoring the spirit of the Ford family by letting them experience ArtPrize.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Mia Tavonatti

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

[ArtPrize 2011 1st Place winner] In this audio interview, Mia Tavonatti tells how inspiring stories from viewers cancel out any negative criticism of religious art.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Llew (Doc) Tilma

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In this audio interview, artist Llew (Doc) Tilma tells the story of how his venue choice was the inspiration for his Top Ten piece.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Paul Baliker

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In this audio interview, artist Paul Baliker shares the message behind his work: the importance of reef preservation.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Bill Secunda

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In this audio interview, artist Bill Secunda shares how a song lyric and a little wine inspired Mantis Dreaming.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Laura Alexander

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In this audio interview, first time ArtPrize artist Laura Alexander shares how a disappointment led her to the Top Ten.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Lynda Cole

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

[ArtPrize 2011 3rd Place winner] In this audio interview, artist Lynda Cole talks about how she keeps hearing the same three words: "beautiful, peaceful & mesmerizing" about her piece, Rain.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Tracy Van Duinen

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

[ArtPrize 2011 2nd Place winner] In this audio interview, artist Tracy Van Duinen shares the story of his collaboration with the students at WMCAT.

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