A rendering of the famous "LOVE" sculpture is showing some love to Grand Rapids.

The western Michigan city plans to welcome a reproduction of the Robert Indiana sculpture Wednesday morning on Louis Campau Promenade in its downtown district. It will be unveiled by members of the Frey family representing the Frey Foundation.

The Grand Rapids-based philanthropy bought the sculpture and has invested in other public art in the city.

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Cynthia Hagedorn

Artist Cynthia Hagedorn joins us to talk about her Leadership on Canvas project and the Spring Fling this Sunday.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

The roving microphone takes you to the GRAM.  The latest exhibit has opened, a unique collaboration between an artist, a curator and a scientist. We talk to all three about Great Lakes Cycle.

An exhibit opening soon at a museum in western Michigan explores the science behind watersheds and the importance of keeping them healthy. "Water's Extreme Journey " opens Feb. 3 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum . It's designed so that visitors can understand what it's like to be a drop of water entering a watershed. They'll see how water travels through rivers, lakes and wetlands - and even homes.

The University of Michigan Museum of Art has reopened its Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Laboratory . The Ann Arbor school announced the update last month about the lab, which provides conservation services and mounting or remounting of East Asian paintings and Asian and Western works on paper for institutions and individuals worldwide.

The lab, which operates under the direction of conservator Qian He, also cares for the museum's Asian art collections.

Disability Advocates and DisArt

Arts and Access Forum, a monthly discussion about the vibrant life of the disabled in West Michigan. We talk to Co-directors Chris Smit and Jill Vyn.

Artist Matt Large

Dec 1, 2017

Artist Matt Large stops by to discuss his Trail of Tears sculpture. Matt’s specialty skill in portraiture has been refined from his years of creating likenesses for clients in paint, pencil, clay, and a variety of metals.  Matt’s work has been exhibited at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Mika Meyers and more. We talk to Matt this morning.

Tanglefoot Studio

Nov 14, 2017

Tanglefoot Studio is celebrating its 26th year. We talk about the upcoming open house and the art with guests in studio.

A city in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has created a new fund to grow and leverage money for public art. 

The Marquette City Commission unanimously passed the new public art policy in recent weeks. The policy establishes the Public Art Fund and an official oversight body. The seven-member Marquette Public Art Commission will administer an annual contribution of $30,000 from the city's general fund to be put toward commissioning, purchasing and maintaining public art in the city.

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The winners of this year's international ArtPrize competition are being announced during an event in western Michigan.

In all, $500,000 in cash prizes will be awarded as part of ArtPrize Nine - including $200,000 for the public favorite and $200,000 for a winner picked by an expert jury.

An awards event takes place Friday night in Grand Rapids before ArtPrize wraps up on Sunday.

The first round of voting narrowed entries down to 20 chosen by the public and 20 by the jury. The second round of voting ran through this week.