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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Arts and Entertainment Reporter — Grand Rapids Press, MLive

Arts, entertainment and culture reporter for @MLive and @GRPress in Michigan. Arts lover, cultural observer, progressive thinker, history buff, wordsmith.

Quilter wins ArtPrize 2015, becoming 1st two-time Grand Prize winner — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize has its first two-time, $200,000 grand prize winner. "Northwood Awakening," by Ann and Steven Loveless, is ArtPrize 2015's public grand prize winner, a second win for Ann Loveless, who won the same prize in 2013 for her quilt "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore."
Oct 09, 2015

We are keen on quilts. ArtPrize voters choose first 2-time winner. STORY →

ArtPrize 2015 Juried Grand Prize winner is 'Higher Ground' at SiTE:LAB — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize 2015 $200,000 Juried Grand Prize winner is pretty in pink. "Higher Ground" by Kate Gilmore, a time-based entry featuring women in white dresses and red shoes, swinging on swings inside an empty house, painted hot pink on the exterior and lipstick red on the interior, was awarded the ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize, the fourth since the prize was launched in 2012.

2015 ArtPrize Awards: Live results as public, juried winners revealed — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The ArtPrize 2015 winners will be revealed tonight, capping the awards portion of the seventh annual art competition. All told, $500,000 in prizes will be awarded during a ceremony set to begin at 7:45 p.m. We will provide live coverage of the results in the comments section below.

Where ArtPrize money comes from and why corporate support is up — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize was launched six years ago as an experiment to turn Grand Rapids into strolling art exhibition. A big part of the draw for artists was $560,000 in cash prizes. Part of the attraction for people to come see it was as the opportunity to help award that prize money.

ArtPrize 2015: Why is prize money missing? — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize 2015 tonight will award $500,000 in prize money at the conclusion of the seventh annual exhibition and competition. Or will it? Last year, ArtPrize reorganized its awards to create parallel prizes, half determined by the voting public, the other half decided by a panel of jurors.

How ArtPrize 2015 will award $500,000 in prizes tonight — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize 2014's $500,000 decision making is over. Now we wait, but not for much longer. Related: How Grand Rapids came to host the world's largest art prize Voting ended at midnight to decide which of ArtPrize Seven's 1,550 entries wins the $200,000 public grand prize.

The Eddy at ArtPrize Seven cancels 2 headliners, lowers ticket prices for remaining shows — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Eddy at ArtPrize 2015 is scaling back its final weekend of shows in Grand Rapids. Previously announced acts including Ozomatli, the Grammy Award winning Latin funk and hip-hop band on Friday, and The Beatles' tribute act, "1964" The Tribute" on Sunday, have been dropped from the lineup.
Oct 08, 2015

The Eddy at #ArtPrize7 cancels 2 headliners, lowers ticket prices for remaining shows |

Oct 09, 2015

No Beatles tribute at The Eddy at #ArtPrize7. Two headliners cancelled, tickets lowered for remaining shows |

Candidate for Grand Rapids Symphony music directorship drops out — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Symphony's search for a new music director in 2015-16 hasn't quite begun, but its field of candidates has seen its first shift. Guest conductor Jahja Ling, the second of eight conductors originally scheduled to appear in DeVos Performance Hall this season, has bowed out of his appearance with the Grand Rapids Symphony on Oct.

It's down to the wire for ArtPrize 2015's contest ending tonight — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize 2015's campaign to award $250,000 in prize money ends tonight. Today's your last chance to have a say in which artist at ArtPrize Seven goes home $200,000 richer. Voting in ArtPrize ends at midnight tonight. Related: See the latest results in MLive readers poll: Who will win ArtPrize 2015's public prizes?

Do so many familiar faces in ArtPrize Final 20 demand a rule change? — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - ArtPrize Seven's Final 20 announcement on Sunday left more than one ArtPrize goer confused. Here it is 2015, but photos of some of the 20 finalists, plucked from a field of 1,550 artists by popular vote, seemed to suggest otherwise on ArtPrize's Facebook page.
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Oct 09, 2015

Tonight at #ArtPrize7, the #GrandRapids Art Museum will be open until 10:30 p.m. If you're in Rosa Parks Circle, check out the @grartmuseum

Oct 09, 2015

#ArtPrize7 Todd Herring, who has a background in improv, is warming up the crowd with a little ditty. #GrandRapids answer to James Taylor?

Oct 09, 2015

Itching to get goiing at the #ArtPrize7 Awards. $500,000 and the world's largest art prize are in play tonight in #GrandRapids

Oct 09, 2015

Grand Rapids photographer Brian Kelly recently did a fabulous #ArtPrize promo video for ArtPrize Seven using their song "Promise Land"

Oct 09, 2015

Shawn Michael Warren sitting and chatting with Judith Braun at #ArtPrize7 awards. He's from Illinois, she's from NYC. Now in #GrandRapids

Oct 09, 2015

Tonight's festivities began with an outdoor reception, and plenty of the audience still are enjoying a drink and conversation at #ArtPrize7

Oct 09, 2015

The audience is beginning to file into the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre for the #ArtPrize7 2015 Awards ceremony.

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