Category Archives: MIchigan

“Beacons: An Exhibition of Luminous Art”

One of the most interesting things I have done recently is to visit the Beacons exhibit at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in my hometown of Grand Rapids.  Yes, the city decreed as “dying” by Newsweek.

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New Year’s Traverse City Style

Every time I tell some one I spent New Year’s  watching a “cherry drop” I get blank looks.  I mean, like, “What is this all about?” Well, it was actually a lot of fun. With our hosts, we headed from … Continue reading

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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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