Category Archives: ArtPrize

ArtPrize moves into the last week

No, this isn’t a beauty salon.  It is the roof of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts and it is what ArtPrize is all about…….. creativity in many forms.   Questions.  Aha moments. Major Wows.  Smiles.  Connections. ArtPrize has totally … Continue reading

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ArtPrize moves into Week Two

ArtPrize has taken over our town and wonderfully so.  Grand Rapids is packed with young and old, families, old folks using walkers, groups and singles.   The diversity is palpable. For example on Friday I visited the tony Grand Rapids Art … Continue reading

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ArtPrize: Just what do you say when faced with 1700 works of art?

It feels like the world is descending on Grand Rapids this week.  The media is hyped—we’re getting coverage in prestigious publications like New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Bloggers are blogging and photographers racing around, hoping to be the … Continue reading

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ArtPrize: See the mammoth mural taking shape

With just two busy weeks to go before the official start of ArtPrize, I simply had to see   how Jeff Zimmermann, the Chicago artist who is painting an absolutely huge mural on the side of the Kendall College of … Continue reading

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ArtPrize: Wall mural taking shape.

Watching the progress of the giant mural on the side of the Kendall College of Art and Design wall is a special treat.  I find myself drawn to the sidewalk across the street, camera in hand to capture the transformation … Continue reading

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