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Tour of Grand Rapids Art Prize 1 [Sponsored]

Art Prize is in full swing. The streets of our city are lined with some really amazing pieces of art and it's time to share them with you! Can't make it out? Too busy? Well, enjoy this tour of Art Prize courtesy of our friends at the Law Firm of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge!

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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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Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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ArtPrize Officially Starts Wednesday Night At 6pm…Here’s Your Guide!

Here's you comprehensive ArtPrize Guide to everything you need to know ArtPrize related. I especially enjoy living in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize.  It took me almost my entire lifetime to figure out that that is what I am.  An artist.  An artist's life is not an e

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WZZM13′s “Conversation Couch” And You’ll Have A Chance To Sit On It During ArtPrize

Last night I attended a sneak peek for the WZZM 13 "Conversation Couch."  What is a Conversation Couch, you may ask?  Here's a little preview about what one might do on the WZZM 13 Conversation Couch.  Watch me do it.  Then

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When Pigs Fly. One leaves Today

If you were hoping to be the only guy to have a 55 foot pig in your backyard, now is your chance.

Creators of the Steampig are dismantling the pig and getting rid of it. The number 9 finisher in last year's ArtPrize has to be gone in order to make room for a new something.

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Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2011 Will Have Fewer Artist Entries But Bigger Art

The final deadline for artists to enter their art work in ArtPrize was yesterday at 5pm.  A total of 1,582 artists will participate in Artprize 2011 at 162 venues.  Those numbers are down from last years 1,713 artists and 192 venues.  But the 

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Chris LaPorte's 'Cavalry, American Officers, 1921'
Chris LaPorte's 'Cavalry, American Officers, 1921' (photo by Gene Parker)
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Art Prize Winner Will Create Celebration On The Grand Poster

The artist whose 28-foot-wide pencil drawing won the 2010 ArtPrize competition will create the poster for the 2011 Celebration on the Grand.

"Celebration on the Grand is a wonderfully positive and successful long-standing event that encourages incredible camaraderie among our local community," Chris LaPorte said. "I am looking forward to creating a poster that captures that history in an interesting way."

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ArtPrize Needs Your Help Tonight. Can You Say Volunteer!

The first day of Summer was yesterday so now we know that ArtPrize is officially getting close.  There will be an Artist Help and Hospitality Reception tonight to help round up volunteers for ArtP

ArtPrize/Humane Society Monkey Exhibit
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Grand Rapids Humane Society ArtPrize Monkey Exhibit Finally Revealed

Sculptor and ArtPrize artist Dale Rogers, along with Humane Society of West Michigan have confirmed the location of the Metal Monkey Mania ArtPrize exhibit to hang from the top of the Blue Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids. This exhibit will be experienced from the bridge as spectators will be able

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Pig For Sale! The Steamed Pig Experiment Hopes To Find New Home

Anybody want to buy a pig, a really BIG pig?

Do I have a deal for you.

WZZM TV13 reports a giant ArtPrize finalist is looking for a new home.  The team behind The Steam Pig Experiment is putting the piece up for sale to help cover outstanding vendor bills and to free up space.

The 36 foot tall pig sits in the

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Social Media In Grand Rapids Helps An ArtPrize Artist Raise Lots Of Money

How does a starving artist fund his or her art?  Take a lesson from Mike Amend!  This ArtPrize artist raised $12,000.  Find out how...

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This could be an answer to Grand Rapids Pot Holes

It's spring and pot holes are growing everywhere in West Michigan.  With all the rain we've had, this could be a bumper crop.  

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