Artists

All About Holland

Feb 20, 2017
Zeeland Artists' Collective

All About Holland, the spotlight on Holland monthly with guests on behalf of the Holland Area Arts Council. Today, Lorma Freestone, Lynn Beekins and Cindy Bender discuss the Zeeland Artists' Collective.

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Local Artist Dianne Carroll Burdick discusses her latest work, Antique Apples: from Kilcheman's Christmas Cove Farm.

ArtPrize / artprize.org

The voting is over and the celebration is tonight! We wrap up ArtPrize8 with ArtPrize Awards Ceremony Host Todd Herring and DTE's Scotty Kehoe.

Mark Sanchez
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Grand Rapids downtown rents are rising, making affordable housing hard to come by for local artists.  Major developments could receive a funding boost under proposed legislation.  

ArtPrize / artprize.org

Several west Michigan artists are among juried finalists of this year’s ArtPrize.

Jurors unveiled the top five pieces in four categories on Monday night, along with the five finalists for outstanding venue.

Four entries from Grand Rapids artists made the juried shortlist, as well as a large-scale mural by Detroit-based artist Louise Chen.

Finalists hail from a total of seven states and three countries.

Jurors award prizes for best two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation and time-based pieces. Winners are announced on October 7.

downtown Ann Arbor
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The University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design plans to open a new gallery space in downtown Ann Arbor this winter.

The Stamps Gallery on the first floor of the McKinley Towne Center will house rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and design, including work by Stamps students and faculty.

Guna Nadarajan, dean of the Stamps School of Art & Design, says in a statement the new gallery "offers us a larger and more expansive space to support more ambitious exhibition and curatorial programs."

Mic Carlson

Sep 22, 2016
Courtesy photo / Instruments of Hope

Artist Mic Carlson joins us to talk about his latest projects, including Instruments of Hope, linking arms with the Institute for Global Education to advance International Day of Peace. 

Crowd at ArtPrize
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ArtPrize Eight is officially underway.

More than 1,400 ArtPrize entries are now open for viewing and voting this year at 170 venues across Grand Rapids.

The eighth-annual multi-week festival kicks off Wednesday following multiple preview events.

It runs until October 9.

ArtPrize organizers say this year’s entries hail from 44 countries and 40 U.S. states.

A total of $500,000 is up for grabs.

Round 1 public voting ends on Saturday, October 1, with the top 20 pieces announced the next day.

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A butcher has entered the annual ArtPrize competition in western Michigan with paintings made from animal blood.

Bob Long of LaGrange, Indiana, tells WOOD-TV that he uses buckets of blood for his art. He says it's a way to ensure that nothing is wasted when he processes meat.

Long's ArtPrize entries are displayed at a leather supply company in Grand Rapids. The 49-year-old says he paints with his fingers, not brushes, and thinks about God and outer space when he works.

ArtPrize starts Wednesday and runs through Oct. 9.

Emoh, by artist Loren Naji
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An artist plans bring awareness to homelessness by spending about a month inside his creation during an annual competition in western Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Thursday that Loren Naji will call the 8-foot spherical "Emoh" home during ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. The name is "home" spelled backward.

Pieces of wood and debris from demolished houses were used to create the 192 panels covering the sphere.

Naji, of Cleveland, told the newspaper that he thinks "it's wrong that there are human beings living on the streets."

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