If ArtPrize was a Sandwich Contest

by Ten Li Years ago the benevolent oligarchs of Bland Vapids devised a plan to change the image of their little big town, and so was launched “Sammich Mundus”, the grandest sandwich contest the world had ever seen. It was to be a merry festival that would please everyone, from filthy peasants to the disdainful … Continue reading

Baby Steps Towards the Right Direction, A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

by Liz McMahon A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions is a featured exhibition open through April 28 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The exhibit, which celebrates the ten year anniversary at the venue on Monroe Center, allows the public to see some of the gifts and acquisitions acquired over the past … Continue reading

A Legacy of Love: Selections from The Mabel Perkins Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

by Aaminah Shakur The Grand Rapids Art Museum is celebrating their ten-year anniversary in their current location. Started by Munkenbeck+Marshall Architects, and completed by Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture, the structure is significant as one of the first LEED certified museums, and because the GRAM’s former venues were existing structures adapted for use as a … Continue reading

Petals and Panties: Artwork by Jillian Dickson at Forest Hills Fine Art Center

by Tamara Fox The Forest Hills Fine Art Center is currently hosting an exhibition of drawings by Jillian Dickson through June 22, 2018. The seventeen jewel-like compositions created in graphite, colored pencil, and marker, include six large drawings of composite botanical/viscera, and eleven drawings of women’s underpants. The large pieces feature arrangements of flowers, ribbons, … Continue reading

Flex Gallery and the Work of Angelica Hay

“I was interested in art since I was very young. It was my passion. I just wasn’t brave enough to follow through with it when I was younger. There was a constant reminder that other things were more practical and that art could always be a hobby. I chose to take what I was told was the most practical route.”

Flex Gallery and the Work of Madison May

In response to a lack of public art opportunities during winter, on January 11th, I launched Flex Gallery, a mobile public art space located on my left arm… For the past week and a half, I have been wearing the work of Madison May, a local printmaking and sculpture artist and recent graduate of Kendall College. I spoke with her last week to learn more about her work and her creative process.

This Friday Night, Experience Fire in the Dunes of Saugatuck. Studios Are Open at Ox-Bow Five Fridays This Summer.

Between Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River, guarded by the heights of Mount Baldhead, a sand mountain, Ox-Bow has given artists a place to retreat to the summer woods to practice their arts for more than a century. Fire is present at several Ox-Bow studios, including metal working, art glass and ceramics. The print studio, the … Continue reading

Reckless Wanderer Paints a Tantalizing Tale: Anne Corlett at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

“Anne’s sense of adventure, her energy, her courage, and above all, her creative passion and her dedication to her art are an inspiration.”
Jacqueline Carey

Understanding Michael Peoples, Prospero of Wax and Fire

Finger On the Pulse of the Criminal Mystique, ArtPrize 2012 Although it is fashionable to critique ArtPrize as an upstart, one cannot question one success of the festival that returns this fall for its eighth celebration. A generation of artists has been activated and nurtured by its annual demands. The proof of this proposition can be … Continue reading

Tools for Change:Prints by Sarah Scott

Tools for Change
Artist Reception and Pop-up Shop Friday, June 3 from 7-9pm
The Sparrows
1035 Wealthy St SE