Category Archives: Art Prize

Home spelled backwards: Artist as work of art

Cultured.GR contributor, Elizabeth VanArragon, takes an art historical approach to one of ArtPrize 8’s most talked-about entries.  VanArragon, Elizabeth. “Home spelled backwards: Artist as work of art.” Cultured.GR (6 October 2016). The headline read “Man living inside his ArtPrize entry.” How could … Continue reading

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Cultural visibility in our sights: ArtPrize Eight brings chance to listen to other cultures through art

ArtPrize kicks off today in downtown Grand Rapids, and this year promises over 150 venues hosting nearly 1,500 works of art. Before taking to the streets, take a moment to read these good words from Cultured.GR contributor Elizabeth VanArragon, on viewing work … Continue reading

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Another Great Thing about the Grand Rapids Art Scene

Mandy Cano Villalobos, Undocumented Histories (installation), 2015. (image: ArtPrize) We’re thrilled that SiTE:LAB here in Grand Rapids made HyperAllergic’s top ten list of 2015 exhibitions outside of New York and Los Angeles. Even better, the contribution of our own Mandy Cano … Continue reading

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Open Studio Painting Workshop at Calvin’s (106) Gallery and Studios

Calvin’s (106) Gallery is pleased to host featured ArtPrize artist Valerie Allen on Sunday, October 4, 10 am – 12 pm for a Golden Acrylics presentation and special Open Studio free workshop event. Allen will guide listeners through the basics of painting with acrylics. … Continue reading

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Filled with Light

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Art and Art History at Calvin College In 1964-65 Calvin College officially established an Art Department with its founding faculty member, Edgar Boeve. Although some art and art history courses had been … Continue reading

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Celebration of African-American art and music to enhance ArtPrize 2015

The boundless artistic contributions of African-Americans will be highlighted during the inaugural Grand Rapids African-American Art and Music Celebration, part of ArtPrize 2015. The two-day event, Friday, Sept. 25 (3–10 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 26 (Noon–10 p.m.) at Calder Plaza, … Continue reading

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Get Involved

WORKSHOP Sign up in the art office for a workshop with Professor Jake VanWyk. The workshop will be held this FRIDAY on Oct 3 from 1:30-4:30. There are only 7 spots left! This is an opportunity you won’t want to … Continue reading

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