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Open Projector Night: A Movie Lover’s Paradise

By Emma Higgins on

We don't do badly for cinema here in Grand Rapids. Celebration and AMC do a great job covering all the major bases and, in addition to the usual blockbusters, also offer up more obscure options. But Grand Rapids’ movie lovers have something to be extra extra thankful for, and that is the UICA.

If you’re tired of your cinematic experiences including so much mall and the ubiquitous scent of that strange butter-flavored goo people dowse their popcorn with, the UICA’s beautiful…

Eye Contact: African American portraits

By Emma Higgins on

This February is Black History Month, and Grand Rapids Public Library has teamed up with a variety of local black artists to offer a celebratory array of programming highlighting American…


Cloth is DNA: A Talk with Sonya Clark

By Emma Higgins on

Artist Sonya Clark, joint winner of ArtPrize 2014’s Juried Grand Prize, recently visited Kendall College of Art and Design to discuss some of her work’s greatest influences.

Clark is a…


A New Year’s Thank You

By Ben Poosawtsee on

At midnight on December 31st, our year-end appeal officially ended. At the beginning of December we asked the community of ArtPrize enthusiasts to consider giving a tax-deductible gift so…


What a year. Help us end it strong.

By Ben Poosawtsee on

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, foundations, and individuals like you, it has been an incredible year at ArtPrize. It was our first year of parallel awards on the public and juried…