ArtPrize

Rockford woman creates art from heartache

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

When Melissa Cooper-Prince’s eleven-year marriage suddenly ended last year, she was disillusioned, angry, and heartbroken. “I felt blindsided. I needed an emotional outlet,” so the Rockford mother began painting while her children, Hannah, 9, and Cooper, 4, were visiting their father. Melissa Cooper-Price uses painting as an emotional outlet. She hopes others will [...]

Rockford’s Eric Brown enters “Pandora” in ArtPrize

July 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  The last vacation Rockford resident and stained glass artisan Eric Brown, owner of the Squire Street business by the same name, took was in 2000. Brown along with his wife, Pat, were visiting Alaska to fulfill a lifelong dream of discovering our 50th state first-hand. “While there I was struck by small trees growing and living in the hostile [...]

Rockford Christian School art students inspired by ArtPrize

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

MOTIVATED—Inspiration from the widely popular ArtPrize in Grand Rapids motivates over 40 seventh- and eighth-grade students at Rockford Christian School to create their own RCS ArtProject competition. In September, Rockford Christian School (RCS) junior high students spent an entire day visiting various ArtPrize exhibits along with over 1,500 other Grand Rapids area [...]

Rockford photographer competes in ArtPrize

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Award-winning nature photographer and Rockford resident Stacy Niedzwiecki will be competing in ArtPrize 2009. Her Michigan Moments photo series will be displayed at SanChez Bistro, a popular downtown Grand Rapids restaurant located at 38 West Fulton. Niedzwiecki’s images are an inspirational journey through the most picturesque locations in the Great Lakes State, from [...]
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