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TEDx comes to Grand Rapids on Thursday

TEDx comes to Grand Rapids on Thursday

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Innovators will be gathering in Grand Rapids tomorrow (May 12) at the Civic Theatre for a TEDx event.  TED stands for technology, entertainment and design.  TED’s annual global events draw thousands of people, who want to hear from some of the most innovative people around the world.  TEDx events are independently organized local events, which have the approval of TED.

TEDxGrandRapids will bring innovators from diverse fields, from all over the world, to share their personal stories of innovation with over 500 local participants at the Civic Theatre.  Organizers have lined up 16 speakers.  The event is sold out.

For more information click on this link:  http://www.tedxgrandrapids.org        

RapidBlog: My Life As An Artist In Grand Rapids by Georgia Taylor

RapidBlog: My Life As An Artist In Grand Rapids by Georgia Taylor

By Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor is an artist and founder of Salon 477 LLC, an art studio specializing in graphic design, photography, portrait drawings and paintings. Taylor teaches graphic design at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) and is a Volunteer Coordinator at Baxter Community Center.

"What do I want to be when I grow up?" was never a question that had to be answered in my life. I've always known. I have always been an artist; not because I thought it was cool as a kid or my mother forced me to take drawing or pottery classes during summer breaks, but because without art, I can't breathe.

Trip The Light: Ephemeral



Trip the Light: Ephemeral (Teaser) from Wealthy Theatre on Vimeo.

On behalf of the artists involved in Trip The Light: Ephemeral I'm privileged to premiere, here on The Rapidian, the only video you'll ever see (above) from this most groundbreaking live event. Most sincere thanks to our friends at Hybrid Media for this brilliantly produced teaser.

Forest Hills Northern competing for $50,000 from Vans Shoes

Forest Hills Northern competing for $50,000 from Vans Shoes

 

 

 

ADA, Mich. (WZZM) - Art students at Forest Hills Northern High School need your vote for the chance to win $50,000.

Vans shoes has selected artwork from 50 high schools for its Custom Culture contest. The contest involves creative, hand crafted designs on Vans' shoes.

Forest Hills Northern High School is one of 10 finalists in the northeast division. The winner of that division and four others will head to New York City for the finals, and the winning school will take home the prize.

 

As of Thursday evening, Forest Hills

Northern High School was in second place in the northeast division, with 14.22%, or 3,829 votes.

Concerts at Calvin College's Spoelhof Fieldhouse

Concerts at Calvin College's Spoelhof Fieldhouse

I recently saw a concert at Calvin College's Spoelhof Fieldhouse and I must say it wasn't a bad experience.  Of course the venue has the feel of something out of "Footloose"; complete with metal folding chairs in a gymnasium, but in the end I think if there is a band playing that you would like to see it is worth it.  The Tickets were a little cheaper; $35 by today's standards isn't terrible, but the parking was free; a nice savings.  There weren't any concessions that I could find; no beer which is a bit of a downer; but on the upside, no messy drunks, and since there isn't anything to buy yet another savings.  As far as seating I would recommended getting there very early and picking the best seat that meets your needs.  I would stay somewhere in the middle for the best sound.  Some concert goers were complaining that they couldn't hear the vocals all that well (of course they were in the bleacher seat directly at stage left and right.  I sat in

Art fundraiser to help renovate paralyzed man’s home

Art  fundraiser to help renovate paralyzed man’s home

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Movie Event to Benefit RIF program and Grand Rapids Public Schools

Movie Event to Benefit RIF program and Grand Rapids Public Schools

Water for Elephants Movie Event to Benefit RIF: Reading is Fundamental
Location: Celebration! Cinema North
Date: Wednesday, April 27th
Time: 7-9:30 PM
Price: $15; includes admission, pop, popcorn, and cotton candy
"Book Club" rate 5/$65, a $10 savings!

Come one, come all to the greatest show in town, and get lost in the power of a great story! Live 1930's era music and a short presentation about the work RIF is doing in the Grand Rapids community, followed by the new film Water for Elephants, starring Reece Witherspoon and Robert Pattison. All proceeds will benefit Reading is Fundamental and the students of the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Tickets may be purchased at any Grand Rapids-area Schuler Books & Music location, or by sending a check to: RIF/GRPS Hillcrest Building 1415 Lyon NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Please make the check out to RIF/GRPS and provide a return address for receipt of tickets.