Wild west captured in deer farm turned agri-tourism resort

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by BETH ALTENA When you have over 200 beautiful white tailed deer fenced adjacent to a major road, people will stop and want to see them. That’s the experience of the Powell family, who opened their working deer farm in 2003. Located at 7850 14 Mile Road (M-57), their 80-acre business has received a lot […]

Three Rockford artists impact Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Linda Bassford with her painting, appropriately titled Dog Days

by Cindy M. Cranmer Rockford watercolor artist showcases moose print Bright colors and larger sizes often attract people to ArtPrize entries. A Rockford watercolor artist has both going for her in her 2012 entry. LeAnne Mawby Sowa uses her unique watercolor style, which uses colorful washes and bold details to show off her artwork. “The […]

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ArtPrize a statement about faith and abortion

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Rockford resident Patrick Keeley said he doesn’t care how his Artprize piece scores with judges or where it ends up in the final vote—he just wants to send a message. The image he has installed at 300 Fulton is a life-death image that represents his pro-life beliefs. “The reason we made the art is to […]

Rockford photographer captures unique image for ArtPrize entry

Photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki at her venue, Peaches Bed & Breakfast with her ArtPrize entry - an image from Ludington on canvas.

By Cindy M. Cranmer A Rockford artist and participant at ArtPrize is among those giving hands-on demonstrations at the venue where her work is displayed. Stacy Niedzwiecki, a graphic designer and photographer, enjoys photographing nature. Niedzwiecki has earned numerous awards for her work and has been published. Niedzwiecki’s third and current entry focuses on her […]