ArtPrize News: Bets bets, juried awards and cat videos

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:55 |

A full run down on all the things you need to know about this year's installment of ArtPrize.

So You've Won ArtPrize, Now What?

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:43 |

2013 marks the fifth year of ArtPrize, the "radically open, independently organized international art competition" that presents the winner with the largest prize in history of art prizes. Each of the four first prize winners have walked away with racks on racks on racks – $200,000 to be exact – and the satisfaction of knowing their work struck a chord with the Joe the Art Critic.

Farce Soars at Circle Theatre

Written by Allison Parker | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:44 |

For Boeing-Boeing’s Bernard, love has always been a smooth cruise through clear skies. As an adroit juggler of three stewardess fiancés, the suave Parisian thinks he knows how to handle women. But fasten your seatbelts, folks.

When a fast new jet changes timetables, the playboy’s plans take an unexpected nosedive and all three women arrive at his apartment at once. Uproarious chaos ensues as Bernard desperately attempts to keep the international beauties from discovering each other.

Hey, Ladies

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Friday, 26 July 2013 11:09 |

Hard Femme brings together more than 15 artists that each explore themes related to femininity, and promises to be much more than a salute to the ever-inspiring lady lumps.

Curator Miranda Sharp said the Aug. 10 show contains work that shows you don’t have to be weak to be feminine. “The work deals with having feminine traits but still being kick ass,” she said.

Game Craziness at Mason Street Warehouse

Written by Allison Parker | Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:16 |

Just in time for the summer slump, Mason Street Warehouse introduces a cool breeze of originality to Michigan’s theatre scene.

The Art of Place

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:11 |

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park transforms into Chinese Contemporary artist Zhang Huan's world throughout the end of summer, featuring a diverse body of work that contrasts and blends two sides of the globe.

"Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan" is now on display at the Gardens and will run through Aug. 25. The retrospective explores the work of Huan both thematically and artistically through his sculptures, photography and installations, and is the first of its kind in the American Midwest.

Grand Rapids Civic Goes Blonde

Written by Allison Parker | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:27 |

A big personality is coming to the Grand Rapids Civic, and she's bold, beautiful and blond — very blonde.

Devoted slave to everything pretty, pricey and pink, Legally Blonde's Elle Woods is a celebratory spoof of all things young and girly. Accessorized by catchy pop tunes, bubblegum-colored sets and a divalicious Chihuahua, Elle couldn't be happier with her life as a sorority queen bee.

GR Ballet Presents Passionate Romeo & Juliet Update

Written by Allison Parker | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:46 |

From the iconic 'wherefore art thou' to the dagger's final plunge, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet delivers enthralling moments that continue to captivate audiences worldwide. This classic tale of forbidden passion returns once again with Grand Rapids Ballet's season finale, Romeo & Juliet.

Hop Into Art

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Friday, 26 April 2013 09:54 |

Discovering an area's artful offerings can be challenging, whether you're a first-time visitor or a longtime resident. Questions of where to go and what to see abound, but there's one type of event that can easily help provide some answers: a gallery hop.

Miller Auditorium Announces 2012/2013 Season

Written by Audrey Sochor | Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:36 |

Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium announced its 2013-14 lineup and made season subscriptions available. Here is a rundown of the season.

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