GRCC In the News, 9-30-13

ArtPrize 2013: Dustin Rogers’ symbols of [mis]communication

Sept. 29, 2013; therapidian

Displayed at the Collins Gallery on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College, Jessica can Type and Steven can Honk, Dustin Roger’s 2013 ArtPrize entry, represents the sometimes inadequate communication between a man and a woman. The two-panel oil painting depicts the “challenge of sending a message and of being misunderstood,” Rogers explains, “especially with today’s electronic technology, which people use to escape reality.” Central to his work is a decidedly low-tech tin can telephone, a device that Rogers, an MFA candidate at Kendall, and his friends began to experiment with. Experimenting with tin-can communication provided some of the initial concepts for the painting.

Artist Jim Wilde brings his Inspired landscape to ArtPrize

Sept. 28, 2013; the rapidian

Jim Wilde’s contribution to ArtPrize is a three-tiered tabletop fountain painted with a landscape. Resembling traditional Italian Medici Wares, Wilde’s piece is featured prominently in the Paul Collins Gallery on the fourth floor of the Main Building of Grand Rapids Community College, and is clearly visible even when the gallery is closed.

ArtPrize 2013: Nichole Riley on art and empathy

Sept. 28, 2013; the rapidian

Fall is here and so is ArtPrize 2013: nineteen exciting days for Grand Rapids with seasoned and new ArtPrize contestants displaying their work side by side. For some, like Nichole Riley, ArtPrize 2013 will be the first time they display their art in public.

“Art,” Riley explains,” is very personal.” It took a loving push to get her to display Enchanted Disregard at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater. “My husband, he’s my biggest support,” Riley says, “he’s my push. I can ask him [about my art] and I’m not hurt [by what he says]. And I don’t have to listen.”

Change Ups: Law firm marks fifth anniversary

Sept. 20, 2013;  Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Grand Rapids Community College and Western Michigan University announced they have signed an articulation agreement that will give GRCC Associate of Music degree students a seamless transfer to WMU’s music and music therapy programs.

Volleyball: Skippers go 3-1 at Raider invite

Sept. 29, 2013; The Times Herald (Port Huron)

GRAND RAPIDS — The St. Clair County Community College volleyball team went 3-1 over the weekend at the Grand Rapids CC Raider Invitational.

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