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4 Fulton St E Tower Pinkster
House of Gold, A mixed media installation of drawings and cut paper pieces.
Curator/ Artist: Taylor Greenfield
The Landscape of This City is Violent and It Makes Me Anxious, A dazzling window installation utilizing familiar language, a system of modularity (and chance), and site-specificity to interrogate the visual, physical, and economic landscape of Grand Rapids, MI.
Curator: Krzysztof Lower
Artist: Group Therapy
2 Fulton Street W. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
Looking Forward: The Artwork of Kirk Newman, A fresh look at the themes of Newman’s prolific career as an artist. Timeless qualities and diverse techniques explore the anxiety and humor of the modern work-life through bronze, print, and drawing.
Curator: AJ Paschka
Artist: Kirk Newman
40 S. Division Craft House
Cinnamon Taoist Crunch: Selected Works by Lucas Schurkamp, A glimpse into the mind of one of Grand Rapids’ favored sons. Cinnamon Taoist Crunch is a collection of drawings, paintings, assemblages and sculptures.
Curator: Brandon Alman
Artist: Lucas Schurkamp
42 S. Division LIVE/WORK42
Sally England Open Studio, Fibers artist Sally England will be hosting an open house at her studio at 42 South Division featuring works-in-progress as well as recently exhibited works.
Curator, Artist: Sally England
44 S. Division Spiral
Connections, This exhibition displays work that ranges from drawings to ceramics, examining topics such as environmental concerns and civil rights, while demonstrating the way materials can connect and speak together.
Curator: Danielle Wyckoff
Artists: KCAD Professional Practices Class: Amanda Berry, Bryan Hutchinson, Molly Duff, Keeley Baur, Brian Howland, Anna Lindquist, Sabrina McLaughlin, Kella Marnon
44 S. Division Verne Barry Place Courtyard
Epietia, Etimologic description from the greek the concept of home. This is an
exhibition that describes the abstract significance of the true
encounter of an intimate home inside of us spiritually.
Curator: Raquel Silva / Danielle C Wyckoff
Artist: Raquel Silva
48 S. Division Heartside Art Gallery
Freaky Friday A show of horrors
Curator: Sarah Scott / Jane Van Dommelen
Artists: Jane Van Dommelen, Todd Rothley, Todd Alexander, Mike Katerberg, Crystal McGinn, Alysha Lach, Tom Salazar
Elevating Voices, films created by the Grand Rapids Community Media Center.
105 S. Division 87 Orange Photography
Mirror Reflection, We live on this earth in coexistence, but also in separation of one
another. What do we really think of each other and how does our
expectation of ourselves measure up to others?
Curator: Kate Garman
Artists: Megan Lendman, Jessica Pleyel, Sara Weimer, Cindi Ford, Ariana Ortega, Sandra Hansen
106 S. Division 106 Gallery
Plural: Photographs by Amanda Carmer, A series of portraits and photograms that negotiate the duplicitous nature of family relationships characterized by the long-term psychological and physical struggles of a single family member.
Curator: Joel Zwart
Artists: Amanda Carmer
106 S. Division #215 The L-Loft
ARCHIVAL, A select exhibition of art, photography and propaganda from 10 years working on The Avenue of the Arts.
Curator, Artist: Derrick Hollowell
111 S. Division Harris Building
Various Artworks, Explore the Harris building’s First and Lower Level full of works from local and national artists.
Curator: Jen Dykstra
117 S. Division Propaganda Doughnuts
Tasty Treats, There is never a dull doughnut at Propaganda, Art in food form with the Usual Suspects and some delectable specials.
Curator: Tory O’Haire
Artists: The Doughnut Detectives
117 S. Division The Bandit Queen
ラーメン党, a small, downtown tavern, serving Ramen and other traditional trade-route Asian fare, that utilizes local ingredients and stays up late.
Curator: Tory O’Haire
Artists: The Ramen Raiders
120 S. Divsion Apt #125 Parliament the Boutique
Pure Michigan Holiday: From Our Hands to Yours, Handcrafted art and goods from Michigan Makers, inspired by the Great Lakes State!
Curator: Elyse Welcher
Artists: Hayley Hungerford, Emilie Tromp (Lief Design), Matthew Fowler, Thom Raddemacher, Erica Lang (Woosah), Julie Wylie (Whimsy + Wild), Alaina Clark, Maureen McDonald, Michelle Terry (Runaway Press), Rachel Maeves, Randi Ford, Ashley Lieber, Jenn Schaub
121 S. Division Entrance Gallery
Luminous, Geometric color field paintings containing
rich hues arranged in compositions of suspended motion.
Curator, Artist: Danielle Walsh
122 S. Division Free Radical Space
AIGA : 4, Typography from all aspects of art and design.
Curator: Bree Mullen / Ross Tanner
Artists: Kelly Arrand, Zac Freeland, Andy Woycik, Ellie Lubbers, Brendan Gordan, Katie Ziolkowski, Nick Ciliak, Krzysztof Lower, Tracey Howell, Chase Hasper, Jordinn West, David Shankin, Amanda Northrop, Jose Rodriguez, Ashley Van Dyke, Ali McKenzie, Breanna Mullen, Ross Tanner, Rikki Paepke, Rachel Britton, Blaire Bancroft, Robert Manquen
129 S. Division Vertigo Music
Open with extended hours!
136 S. Division Have Company
Each Spot, Speck and Thread, The work of two skilled textile artists who have created extensive work in weaving, embroidery and latch hooking. Their experience with needle, thread, loom, hook and yarn informs their colorful and detailed works on paper and panel.
Curator: Michael DeMaagd Rodriguez
Artists: Brenda Beerhorst, Hillery Sproatt
138 S. Division Sanctuary Folk Art
Fictive: An Illustration Show, Narrative is an important aspect to our culture and further explains humanity. It’s human to enjoy stories, as they intertwine daily with our lives. This show explores the original stories and artwork by local artists, as young artists continue telling ne
Curator: Emily Veldman
Artists: Madyson Brown, Markia Jenai, Edward Kindsvater, Justin MacAuley, Emily Veldman, Alysha Lach
307 S. Division Avenue for the Arts [work] Space
Pop Obscurus, A collection of works pairing the uncertainty of the unknown with the oversaturation of our contemporary pop culture, all while addressing the big question of “What if?” from a whimsical mindset.
Curator: Collective Pressure (Jenna Para / Maddie May / Ryan Koster)
Artists: Collective Pressure
315 S. Division Herkimer live/work Apartments
Never Have We, Never have we been so free. Never have we felt so powerless.
Curator: Nicholas Szymanski
Artists: Leah Schreiber, Alex Boley, Ben Piña, Jeff Kraus, Nicholas Szymanski
319 S. Division Herkimer live/work apartments
Periphery, Metal artists explore the boundaries of different materials within the parameters of wearable art.
Curator: Abbey Blodgett
Artists: Morgan Eaton, Jessica Brown, Anna Petlick, Erika Broas, Chris Symka, Nicole Growzolowski, Shuying Vogt
321 S. Division Herkimer live/work apartments
Utilitarian State, An interactive exhibition of artwork relating to utility.
Curator: Kate Lewis
Artists: Eliza Fernand, LLAVÍN, Aaron Lee Van Wyk, Joe Parsaca, Evan Fay, Abby Deneau, Alyssa Roach, Steven Rainey, Susan Hazel Rich
327 S. Division Herkimer live/work apartments
The Corner Crew, Window gallery featuring Corner Crew installations in Brooklyn, NY and Grand Rapids, MI.
Curator: Tom Duimstra
Artists: The Corner Crew
Free Radical The Conversations will be held on Friday, November 14th at the Artprize main hub!
This second night of the Free Radical will focus on building a dialogue with an emphasis on commentary and critique in a way that stimulates interaction between visitors, artists, curators, and the creative community at large. The evening will be an interactive event featuring panel discussions, presentations, and displays of documenter works.We will look at a variety of themes that surround the event that will take place on the 7th.
Our themes and speakers are as follows!
A Public Critique: Part 1
Arts professionals from around Grand Rapids attend Free Radical on First Fridays and craft a response to the work, exhibitions, and experiences. During this conversation professionals will critique and discuss selected works and shows in 10 minute time blocks.
Rich App- Richard App Gallery
Brett Colley – Professor, Grand Valley State University
Supporting All Forms of Creation:
How do we, as an arts community, sustain all types of artistic processes? From installation, traditional, performance and beyond, how do we support a variety of makers and artists in our community? Panelists will address the resources helping to empower creative communities, as well as, opportunities for future growth.
Taylor Greenfield- Instructor, Kendall College of Art and Design
Kelly Allen – Director, Wisemakers
George Eberhardt- Artist, Instructor, WMCAT
Audria Larson- Performer, Atomic Hoop Troupe & Super Happy Funtime Burlesque
Tom Clinton- Executive Director, Community Media Center
A Public Critique: Part 2
Anthony Mead- Artist, Dinderbeck Studio
Ben Mitchell- Duende Projects, Independent Curator and Writer
How are Grand Rapids artists pushing the limits of art and their personal practice? How does Grand Rapids connect to the national arts based dialogue? As creative professionals and artists, what opportunities can be leveraged to expand awareness, sales OR build new opportunities for making work that furthers creative expression locally?
Chris Protas- Director, Fire Barn Gallery
Tori Pelz – Executive Director, Culture Works
Derrick Hollowell- Artist
Brandon Alman – Preparator, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art
Salvador Jimenez- Community Arts Advocate, Kendall College of Art and Design
Ladislav Hanka- Artist