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.

ArtPrize /

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.

During WGVU’s LZ Michigan ceremonies at Fifth Third Ballpark, a portrait honoring a Zeeland area fallen hero was presented to the Gold Star family of Marine Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Price who lost his life during a 2012 mission in Afghanistan. WGVU talks with the artist about his experience.

“ArtPrize is an incredible thing. I love what all the local artists do and beyond and it’s proud.”

GVSU's Fall Arts Celebration continues on the 18th of September with an exhibition reception for, “Afghanistan to Morocco:  Journeys of Jim and Virginia Goode.”  We talk about the exhibition with Dr. Goode and curator Joel Zwart.

Edward S Curtis

The Muskegon Museum of Art continues its presentation of the exhibition Edward S Curtis: North American Indian through September 10. The Morning Show roving microphone was on site.  

Exhibition to highlight work of sculptors including Rodin

Aug 28, 2017

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will host the work of 17 contemporary figurative sculptors alongside that of influential French sculptor Auguste Rodin. "Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition" includes loans of several of Rodin's works from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Police giving tickets to trespassers at sunflower field

Aug 18, 2017

Rows and rows of sunflowers in a Washtenaw County field are popular - maybe too popular. Police in Northfield Township have been giving trespassing tickets to people who enter the field for photos and a closer look. Public Safety Chief William Wagner tells The Ann Arbor News that some visitors have been cutting flowers and trampling others.