8:14 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

ArtPrize Reaches Three Year Agreement With Dallas

Dallas event will use same structure as ArtPrize in Grand Rapids
ArtPrize Grand Rapids has signed an agreement with Dallas to effectively license the Artprize brand and technology platform to the Texas city starting in 2016. The exclusive "charter agreement" to create a similar 19-day public art event in Dallas will leverage ArtPrize's technology platform, team and volunteer training, and its branded merchandise, Executive Director Christian Gaines told MiBiz.
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8:03 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Acoustic Cafe Host Says Grand Rapids Folk Series Continues Show's Growth

Rob Reinhart has featured more interviews and live performances in the last year
Rob Reinhart expects his new Grand Rapids concert series to become a "fun night of discovery."The veteran radio announcer and founder of the Ann Arbor-based "Acoustic Café" syndicated radio program relishes his new partnership.
SW Michigan
11:25 am
Fri July 11, 2014

KIA Gets New Executive Director

Belinda Ann Tate
Credit Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will soon have a new executive director. Belinda Ann Tate will take over on September 8th. She replaces former KIA director James Bridenstine, who is retiring after 24 years in the job.

For the last 15 years, Tate has run the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She’s credited with enlarging its collection significantly while increasing student involvement in the gallery.

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SW Michigan
2:29 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Calhoun County Art Council Dissolves

Credit WMUK

The Calhoun County Arts Council is no more. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the organization has announced that it is shutting down. The Art Council’s mission will be moved to the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

The head of the Art Council’s board says it decided to pull the plug because of “concerns about the organization’s viability."

Until now, Battle Creek has had a independent local arts organization since 1964.

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12:02 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Wellspring Cori Terry & Dancers Executive Director Takes Job at Air Zoo

Maria Suszynski will also be executive director of Air Zoo's Legacy Foundation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Maria Suszynski has left her post as the executive director of the Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers to join the Air Zoo. Suszynski has worked at Wellspring since 2006. She will be the director of development at the Air Zoo starting on May 19.