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ArtPrize revisited: Producer Joe's Best and Worst

Written by Joe Gasmann | Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:15 |

ignoring most venues and social graces for two straight days, my trusty photographer and I excitedly combined our favorite annual art contest with our favorite not-so-annual contest of drinking too much. We accomplished very little of our original intents, but saw anything worth seeing — according to us.

Artful Exploration of the Practical Mind

Written by Kerri VanderHoff | Friday, 24 October 2014 13:17 |

Artful Exploration of the Practical MindA cultural study of the Midwest reveals an interesting trajectory. InThe Middle West: Its Meaning in American Culture, geographer James R. Shortridge notes around the turn of the last century, the Midwest enjoyed a prosperous time and was revered in the national consciousness as the most “American” part of the nation. The self-reliance of the inhabitants secured the region’s identity as the ideal America. There was a strong commitment to progressivism, with an emphasis on education, women’s rights and temperance.

Muskegon Lake Project: Art & Environment

Written by Kerri VanderHoff | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:49 |

Artists often take inspiration from their environment. Georgia O’Keeffe moved to New Mexico for the light and landscape. Andy Warhol thrived on the constant buzz of New York’s social scene. Many a muse was found at the ballet for Edgar Degas.

Double Take: Q&A with Vicki Wright, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Written by Anya Zentmeyer | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:23 |

Q&A with Vicki Wright from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on its 90th anniversary and exhibition celebrating both KIA’s collection and local artists it inspires.

Con Artist Crew Develops ArtLustr to Make Art More Accessible

Written by Carlie Soule | Monday, 25 August 2014 13:55 |

Con Artist Crew, an eclectic group of West Michigan artists, is giving audiences universal accessibility to shows. The group has developed ArtLustr, an interactive electronic still program that can be used anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.

The Art of Curating: Context Matters

Written by Kerri VanderHoff | Monday, 25 August 2014 12:59 |

Picture this: you just bought the latest release from your favorite band. You can’t wait to listen to it from start to finish, to really let it unfold, to go back and give it another go after the first run through. Now imagine, would you do this on your tiny little laptop in a crowded space with lots of noise all around?

ArtPrize By the Years: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Written by Cathryn Smits | Monday, 25 August 2014 12:57 |

What makes ArtPrize successful is its ability to polarize the community. Is it legitimate art if anyone can enter? Just because the public likes the piece the most, does it actually make it the best? And why are there so many big-ass pieces of art? Like any big event, there are the hits, the misses and the things that just make you laugh out loud. We've found some of the best.

Linking community through art and networking

Written by Kerri VanderHoff | Friday, 25 July 2014 14:13 |

 You may have noticed, and perhaps participated in, First Friday events held in cities across the country: Albany, Anchorage, Bellingham, Chicago, Denver, Kalamazoo, Scranton, Phoenix, Tallahassee and many more. On the first Friday of each month, galleries and artists’ studios open their doors and encourage the public to explore the diverse offerings. Many are clustered within walking distance of each other. Sometimes there’s a trolley making the hop between arts areas and downtown hotels.

Fred and Lena: A passion for art and a love of nature

Written by Kerri VanderHoff | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 15:55 |

A remarkable exhibition, David Nash: From Kew Gardens to Meijer Gardens, is currently on view at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The exhibition hosts more than 25 works by this internationally renowned British sculptor. In addition, Nash will be creating and installing several new works at Meijer Gardens.

Prisoner Creative Arts Project: Perspective

Written by Kerri VanderHoff | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:07 |

Many of us strive to be more compassionate, sympathetic human beings, yet true understanding and empathy can be elusive; walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is easier said than done.

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