Christian Arts Exhibit. Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a Christian Arts Exhibit July 10-12 2015, and they are asking for submissions for both an art exhibition and for vendors for an art market during the event. This is an excellent opportunity to put your Christian Faith inspired art out into the Grand Rapids community. Follow the links below for more information:


Trinity Lutheran Church July Flyer

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Bourn | 106 Gallery

Art Education Exhibition
December 5, 2014 – January 16, 2015

The Calvin College Department of Art and Art History is proud to present “BOURN,” an exhibition by the 2015 Bachelor of Arts – Art Education students. This exhibition represents the Art Education program at Calvin College and honors the work of five Art Education students who will complete their student teaching in the upcoming spring semester.

The artists are: Jaimie Diemer, Laura Hop,
Canaan Lee, Hyun Ju Park, Kerrah Pyper

Artist Reception and First Friday Holiday Edition
Friday, December 5 • 6–9 p.m.

Meet the artists and enjoy the festive, cozy shopping experience along the Avenue for the Arts during the First Friday Holiday Edition. Handmade gifts, local shops and specials. Refreshments served.

Gallery Hours:
Open By Appointment, Please call the Center Art Gallery at 616.526.6271

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From Old to New

This morning Geil Kiln staff sent word that Calvin’s new, custom built, crated kiln will likely be loaded for shipment today with a transit time of 5-8 days. The 3000 + lb. shipment, arriving in the season of Thanksgiving, begins a new era of ceramics at Calvin College!

Transitions from old to new are often rich with metaphor and poetic moments. The Ceramics students and I just shut down Bertha for what we assume to be her last firing. A final unloading will take place on Wednesday morning with pieces still warm to the touch. You are welcome to stop by during this exciting process. The old kiln holds works that will be on exhibition at the upcoming Art Education Senior Exhibition, “Bourn”, at the 106 Division Calvin Gallery. All are invited to the reception on December 5, from 6-9 PM.
My deep appreciation to all who supported the new kiln project. Her name is “Jessie”.

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Subarts Show

Our friends in Visual Arts Guild would like to remind you all to submit any art pieces to this year’s subarts show. This year’s theme is “Ambiance.”

Here are the instructions:
Please place your artwork and a label [consisting of title, date, artist, and medium] under the illuminated VAG lights in the painting studio by November 20th at 9pm.
This exhibition experience can go on a CV.

Also, whether you submit or not, make sure to come to the Subarts event on Friday, November 21, 2014! Come enjoy and buy art and cool t-shirts or just enjoy food and pleasant company for free.

Thanks all!

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SEE new art, ENGAGE in dialogue, GROW your community

The Shows
Locations that host the Free Radical exhibitions include vacant storefront spaces transformed into temporary galleries along with artist live/work spaces and businesses, which open will their doors and extended hours. Stretching from Fulton to Wealthy street along the South Division Corridor there are 27 shows in 24 spaces featuring 113 artists. The storefronts will be lit up so it will be easy to find your way, volunteers will be stationed on the street handing out maps and of course there is a full list of participating shows on our website (
Not sure where to start?
Some of your favorite spaces are open showcasing new artworks and artists while established galleries feature brand new seasonal shows and you won’t want to miss the 5 new spaces in the 300 block! Parking is ample, to the North we suggest parking in one of the lots on Commerce, in the Gallery Lot attached to the UICA or along Sheldon Blvd to the south there is a lot of street side parking or in the lot at the Diocese.

Find out more about the shows directly from the artists/curators on Facebook!
The Conversations
The Free Radical Gallery has sought to generate challenging and self-reflective dialogue between members of the local arts community.This year, the Free Radical Gallery Conversations to take place at the ArtPrize Hub (41 Sheldon Blvd) on November 14th The event will feature 2 panel discussions and 6 guest critiques examining what it means to make, show and be an artist in Grand Rapids.

See the full line up of speakers on our website and RSVP at

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Tracing the Past | Edward Curtis

From October 30 to December 20, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents Tracing the Past: Edward Curtis and The North American Indian, and joins in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans during Native American History Month. This exhibition pairs over 40 original photogravures from Edward Curtis’ early 20th century documentary project on The North American Indian, with 24 Native American artifacts from the same era.

Friday, November 7, 7pm (Covenant Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall) Reception to follow
Lecture with professors, Willam Katerberg & Elizabeth Van Arragon
This lecture will attempt to put in historical context Edward Curtis and the Native American subjects in his photographs. Professors Katerberg and Van Arragon will look at depictions of Native Americans in the 19th and early 20th century and explore the context of documentary/portrait photography at the time.

To learn more about the show or the lecture go to

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Students have put the few final touches on the Magnificent Mega Menger Saturday afternoon. Be sure to come by and see it some time in North Hall on the second floor.

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