The Rapidian

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GrandCon's inaugural year draws large crowds

Submitted 10-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The first year of GrandCon brought in unexpected attendance, donated to charity and allowed for one on one experiences with legends in the comic and game industry.

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Re-Imagining Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Eva Franch and Reed Kroloff reimagine GR this week as part of an ArtPrize speaker series event titled "The Re-Imagined City."

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Architectural Digest re-imagines Detroit with multimedia dreamscape

Submitted 09-23-2013 under OPINION

Featured at SiTE:LAB, Architectural Digest combines experimental art, architecture, lighting, design and storytelling into an imaginative and immersive look into a young girl's daydream.

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Concealed Wetlands: Rendering The Invisible

Submitted 09-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

An art review of Taylor Bishops work "Concealed Wetlands: Rendering The Invisible" in which we explore the importance of wetlands and the meaning behind his infrared photography.

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How to Look at Art, Part 1

Submitted 09-16-2013 under OPINION

This is the first in a four part series on how to look at art, using the DRIO process: Description, Relationships, Interpretation and Opinion. I discuss the "description" step in today's article.

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Downtown Market brings local flavor to Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The new Downtown Market, which offers local food and community events along with vendors, has officially opened its indoor market hall.

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Eliot Lipp brings new live band, energy to The 'Stache

Submitted 08-26-2013 under OPINION

Last weekend, Brooklyn based beatmaster Eliot Lipp was brought to The Stache. With him, Lipp brought a live band, a new depth of sound, and many fantastic new tracks.

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Bingeing on sweet art at "Hard Femme"

Submitted 08-19-2013 under OPINION

A review of the ambitious one-night-only show of approximately 90 works of art by local, national and international artists, based upon the theme of gender expression within the femme realm.

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Local author Jason Holton publishes first book with Chapbook Press

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Holton has published his first book of poetry, "Eventually, All of Them Are Lost," and is working on a second collection of poetry as well as a novel.

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Place Unmaking

Submitted 08-13-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

As a local artist and venue operator, I now look across the street and see the empty space where the Division Avenue Arts Collective used to be. I see a place unmade. What will we do to move forward from here?

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