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Story Matters: Janet Pawlak reassures visitors, reveals even artists don't understand all artwork

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While volunteering at SiTE:LAB, artist Janet Pawlak talks about her first impressions living in Grand Rapids, discovering ArtPrize and how he recommends others approach the event.
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Tell your story

You can join us at the story fort and tell your story for our Story Matters project at a variety of ArtPrize venues. 

Events at SiTE:LAB and City parks are weather permitting.

September 25

September 28

  • Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
  • SiTE:LAB
  • 54 Jefferson SE
  • Saturday, 4-6 p.m.
  • Louis Campau Promenade
  • 125 Monroe Ave NW

October 1

October 4

October 5

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked several local citizens to share their stories. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV.

Janet Pawlak moved to Grand Rapids from a small town and was at first intimidated. Her first experience with ArtPrize, while still a Kendall student, took her by surprise. Her best advice for visitors to the event? Don't worry about understanding everything, and have fun.

 

You can see all the Story Matters videos archived at therapidian.org/placematters/story.

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