To Belong in Art

By Holly Tumbarello Getting the chance to talk with the artists about their art, learning how they viewed community, and why they chose their specific locations throughout Grand Rapids helped shape my view on belonging. Not only did I attend parts of Grand Rapids I had not visited before, but it also challenged me to […]

Where Art Becomes Agora

Over 600 community volunteers worked with artist Amanda Browder in creating her Project 1 installation, Kaleidoscopic. Photo: Edgar Hernandez This essay, written July 19, 2019 and addendum written September 13, 2019, comes from the Project 1 catalogue. By Rebecca Carbin, Independent Curator In her 2015 anthology of recent practices in public art, titled Out of […]

ArtPrize, Deloitte and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University Announce Continuation of Internship Program to Increase Professional Opportunities for Students

GRAND RAPIDS (MI)–September 11, 2019 — Project 1 by ArtPrize, in collaboration with Deloitte and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD), are excited to announce the continuation of an Internship Program that welcomes college students from across West Michigan who are eager to learn important leadership skills and gain professional […]

Crossed Lines

Photo Credit: Bryan Esler PhotoThis essay is from the Project 1 by ArtPrize catalog. By Kevin BuistArtistic Director of ArtPrize “There are parts where even individual trees are crosshatched, where Ul Qoman children and Besz children clamber past each other, each obeying their parents’ whispered strictures to unsee the other.” — China Miéville, The City […]