Tag Archives: Grand Rapids

“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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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

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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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Dale Chihuly at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park…..again ……and again.

Big Surprise: the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids is so popular that the wise folks at the Gardens have decided to extend the run until the end of October. It is … 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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