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Grand Rapids ARTPRIZE 2011 Artist Interviews And Visitor Reactions![video]

This is the last week for ArtPrize.  Talked to Robyn, an Art Prize artist, on Thursday.  Getting the know the artist behind the ArtPrize entry sometimes yields a beautiful story!

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CHOWHOUND Fun AT Pet Expo Days![video]

We had a great time at the Pet Expo at Chowhound in Breton Village this past Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out for the fun!  Check out the video of what you missed if you werne't able to make it out after the jump!

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ARTPRIZE 2011 Artist From Israel Shares His Story With Me[video]

Ofer MizraChi has such a good vibe!  He read somewhere that Grand Rapids Michigan was having an artist's competition!  Being an artist, he soon realized he had to come to this "Grand Rapids place!"  So, never being in America before, his travel agent booked him a flight, he arrived in New York City, he rented a car with GPS, programmed in Grand Rapids, Michigan and arrived here close to 3 weeks ago

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ARTPRIZE 2011, Meet 3 ArtPrize Artists In The Competition[video]!

Throguhout all of ArtPrize I will be broadcasting from the lobby of the Huntington Bank Building between 10am and 2pm Monday through Friday.  I'd like to introduce you to Kimberly Lasher whose ArtPrize entry is entitled The Secret Annex

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ARTPRIZE 2011 Artist’s Work Displayed In Grand Rapids, Michigan[video]

Grand Rapids looks even more beautiful than usual and is filled with energy.  I can't imagine living anywhere else in the Fall and not being able to experience what this city is all about...Right Now!

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ARTPRIZE 2011 Meet ArtPrize Artist Samuel Brown![video]

I've been broadcasting from 10am-2pm in the Huntington Bank Building lobby for all of ArtPrize!  So much fun talking to all of the wonderful artists.  Meet Samuel Brown, glassblower, one of the artists on display

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ARTPRIZE Artists Talk With Kim Carson About Their Pieces [video]

ArtPrize is in full swing here in Grand Rapids!  Beautiful pieces of art decorate our lovely city.  I am broadcasting from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday in the lobby of the Huntington Bank Building (The same building that Friday's restaurant is in

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Grand Rapids ARTPRIZE 2011 Art In Architecture![video]

I've been broadcasting from the Huntington Bank Building 10am-2pm during ArtPrize.  This was a fun time talking with Tony Pearson and Hillary Taatjes from www.CARWM.com  Some of the buildings in Grand Rapids are art pieces in themselves.  Commercial Alliance Of Realtor

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ARTPRIZE The Containment, I Take The Controls And See What Happens[video]

This ArtPrize entry had a lot of buzz around it.  The video does not do it justice.  You HAVE TO see it in person, because feeling the experience is actually part of the whole thing. The artist who created it was nice enough to let me take the controls on Tuesday afternoon before I interviewed him about the piece. Check out the video after the jump!

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Grand Rapids Kids Talk About Their Favorite ArtPrize Picks![video]

Throughout all of Art Prize I will be broadcasting from the Huntington Bank Building, Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm! I'm also registering people to win a trip to New York City! I hope you'll stop by and visit me when you're downtown checking out all of the art. One of my favorite parts of ArtPrize is seeing all of the kids coming through and their reactions to the art.

Check out some of their favorite ArtPrize entries after the jump!

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Grand Rapids ARTPRIZE! Kim Carson Interviews Ice Guru Randy Finch And Art Prize Artist Nona [video]

Ice Guru, Randy Finch, competed for the last two years in ArtPrize!  This year he decided not to.  He does have a art exhibit in The BOB parking lot, all for your viewing pleasure.  This year he decided to do Art Prize for the real reason ArtPrize came to be.  To share Art For Art's Sake. That's the reason Randy does what he does!

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ArtPrize Artist Party Tonight At WMCAT. “MetaPhorest” Mural Is Their Entry!

It's fun for me to be around my own kind.  We get each other.  Only within the last 15 years or so did I realize and begin to describe myself as an artist.  I've been one all my life.  I just thought I was different, and well, I am. But, it was much more than that.

About 10-15 years ago a General Manager told me me why he was hiring me.  He said I had one thing that the other 700+ candidates, some in major markets, others with as much or more talent than I had, did not have.  He said I was a "True Artist"; but he stretched out the "i" and made it into a long 'e."  Kind of how the French might say it!   Anyway, he saw that in me way before I did or at least I couldn't identify it.

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