Calvin University Chimes

ArtPrize sculpture removed because of religious controversy

Trent Groenhout

October 1, 2015

This year’s annual ArtPrize contest held in downtown Grand Rapids will be without a piece of controversial art, which was recently rejected by the city’s Arts Advisory Committee. The artist, Nabil Mousa, originally had his sculpt...

ArtPrize Update: Voting Results

Katelyn Guichelaar

October 9, 2014

The public’s opinion was revealed on Sunday when ArtPrize announced its 2014 top 20 entries. Three pieces by Calvin alumni made the cut: “Color out of Darkness” by Carol Roeda, “The Pond” by Nicholas Kroeze and “Despite...

Sleeping Bear Dunes quilt wins ArtPrize 2013

Ben Rietema

October 10, 2013

In the face of a federal government shutdown, in which her work was shuttled outside, Ann Loveless’ quilt “Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore” is the public vote winner of ArtPrize. For the jury-chosen prize, Carlos Bunga — in...