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(106) Gallery and Studio: Exhibitions and Events


ArtPrize 2015

September 9 - October 11, 2015

ArtPrize is a "radically open competition" held in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two and a half weeks each fall. This year the Calvin College (106) Gallery presents, "WEIGHING THE LANDSCAPE." Drawing on the environment for both thematic and formal inspiration, these twelve ArtPrize artists explore and measure connections within the landscape. Whether it is the relationship between strength and fragility, sustainability and wastefulness, light and dark, or growth and decay, each artist addresses the topic in unique ways. As a result, this measuring of opposites brings questions to mind. How does one find beauty in deterioration, see order within chaos, address stewardship amongst change, or understand rigidity within an organic space? These and other questions are at the root of the artistic process and invite the viewer to weigh the landscape in this exhibition.

The artists are: Valerie Allen, Al Denyer, Kate Gesel, Yasmin Khalaf, Karen Lemmert & David Naill of MANIFOLD Design, Jeannette MacDougall, Armin Mersmann, Zach Mory, Kimberly Roush, Sam Soet, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk, and Jenni Ward

Please visit their artist pages at our Venue Page and learn more at ArtPrize.


Exhibition Reception - 6-8pm
Friday, September 25

Join us for the Reception of "WEIGHING THE LANDSCAPE," an exhibition of twelve ArtPrize artists who draw on the environment for both thematic and formal inspiraion. See the work, meet the artists and begin your ArtPrize experience. Refreshments served.

First Friday's - 6-9pm
Friday, October 2

Join us for the monthly ArtWalk, hosted on the first Friday of each month along the Avenue for the Arts.

Educational Acrylics Workshop - 10am-noon
Sunday, October 4

Artist Valerie Allen from Golden Acrylics will guide participants through the basics of acrylics in this free workshop event. RSVP to (106) Assistant Paula Manni at Registration required.

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About Us

Located at 106 South Division Avenue, this facility is operated by the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History and houses faculty studios and a gallery. Exhibitions embrace faculty, student and community artwork.

The 106 building also houses artist lofts and is part of the Avenue for the Arts project in downtown Grand Rapids, initiated by Dwelling Place
(read press release).


(106) Gallery and Studio
106 South Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Gallery Hours

Wednesday: 1pm-9pm
Thursday: 1pm-6pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm