Grand Rapids Painted in Secret

Submitted 01-10-2010 under OPINION

I drive by it everyday. Each time, I think, “I need to capture this before the trains move again.” For brief periods of time, a moving art gallery comes to Grand Rapids at the train yard alongside US-131. I keep putting it off – mostly because the...

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Regional Indie Sounds Featured at The DAAC

Submitted 01-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, January 9th the indie music sounds of the Great Lakes region will merge in Grand Rapids. Starting off the trip are local pop-folksters Ribbons of Song, then a visit with our K-zoo neighbors Glow Friends, and finishing off our journey...

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Apply for UICA's ArtWorks Program

Submitted 01-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Join the Spring ArtWorks youth program and experience an eight-week series that includes films, hands-on activities, and workshops run by contemporary artists and local businesses. ArtWorks is a free program, for ages 14–19, that introduces young...

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Super Happy Funtime Burlesque Christmas Special: Santa's Sleighride review (photostory)

Submitted 12-20-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

   Super Happy Funtime Burlesque has been around for quite a while now, entertaining audiences and offending critics. Friday night was no exception to the high standard they have set for themselves, when the Grand Rapids troupe put on...

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Sculpture Garden - Finding Quiet Space

Submitted 12-19-2009 under NONPROFITS

We often carry with us a deep longing for a quiet space away, where we can see the beauty of the wilderness and listen to the songs of nature--a place of renewal and peace where we can take time out to hear the voice of God in our lives. A site such...

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Artist Talk at UICA: Mira and Narine

Submitted 12-18-2009 under NONPROFITS

The Economist Series features a series of collaborative works that represent an ongoing dialogue between the two artists. Each piece in the series is an extrapolation of weeks in time, all content derived from their verbal and material discussions...

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Artist Talk at UICA: Joel Seah

Submitted 12-18-2009 under NONPROFITS

Atrocities is based on the 85 prints in Fransico Goya’s Disasters of War. Seah seeks to investigate the pleasure of viewing a still image by animating it within one’s mind. Applying a queer lens to this set of artifacts, a collection of phrases...

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UICA: Volunteer Spotlight

Submitted 12-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

Cydney Colvig, Special Events VolunteerIn every city she has resided, Cydney Colvig seeks out artistic opportunities of both the professional and volunteer nature. Originally from Canada, Cydney has lived in cities such as Toronto, Vancouver,...

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Attention Local Artists!

Submitted 12-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

Call for Entries: dis.place.ment dis.place.ment, an international juried exhibition. As part of an ongoing commitment to promote challenging, innovative practices in the visual arts, this exhibition's open framework serves as a catalyst for a...

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Introducing: Shimmy Shack Burlesque (photostory)

Submitted 12-16-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

MATURE CONTENT: Contains partial nudity Shimmy Shack Burlesque is in a lot of ways a little sister to the already popular Super Happy Funtime Burlesque. It includes many of the same performers and Corey Ruffin (Mr. Happy Pants) even MCs. There...

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