Arts & Entertainment

Three Rockford artists impact Grand Rapids ArtPrize

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

by Cindy M. Cranmer LeAnne Mawby Sowa with Moose Bath II 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. [...]

ArtPrize Top Ten

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

More than 50,000 people were in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday to take part in the ArtPrize entry Lights in the Night. The entry, which is now in the Top 10, involved people setting off more than 15,000 sky lanterns above downtown to represent hopes, dreams and wishes. Photo by Cassie Patton Adonna Khare works on her Top 10 ArtPrize entry at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. [...]

ArtPrize a statement about faith and abortion

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 defend the rights of the unborn who are being selected to be [...]

Rockford photographer captures unique image for ArtPrize entry

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Cindy M. Cranmer Photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki with her entry, “From the Shores – Edge of Isaac”. Photo by Tom Scott, T. Scott Photography 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 [...]

Rockford to host 30th marching band invitational

September 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

The RHS Marching Band gave it their all in Indianapolis during the 2011 Bands of America competition. They placed 22nd in the nation. The Rockford High School Marching Band is proud to host its 30th annual Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, September 22, 2012. This year’s event is slated to be one of the most exciting ever, with 17 bands performing in competition [...]
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