Tag Archives: Visual Arts

Astounding Artstor

The Artstor image database has multiple uses for GRCC art students and  faculty – but it’s also a great resource for everyone!  View and reuse astoundingly beautiful high-quality images depicting a multitude of topics.  Artstor images come from the “world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists and are searchable in one easily-navigated repository.” New images are added monthly; all images are rights-cleared for educational use.ArtStor poster with GRCC link

For other art resources, see the Visual Arts Subject Guide.  For other image resources, see the Multimedia & Image Subject Guide.

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Festival of the Arts 2018: June 1-3

2018 Festival poster

Chris LaPorte, past ArtPrize winner, designed the 2018 poster.

 

Festival of the Arts  is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists. Every purchase at Festival from food to art to t-shirts and posters gives back to the West Michigan community. You’re sure to see your classmates, professors, and their families!

  • June 1-2-3, 2018
  • Friday Noon – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Festival crowds

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New Photography Titles on Display

Photography Display in the LLCStop by to check out the display of new photography books on the Library & Learning Commons 1st floor.  Steven Putt, the Visual Arts liaison librarian curated this display; take a look at the Visual Arts Subject Guide, too!

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Artstor Adds 93,000 New Images!

Artstor Digital Library icon

Artstor has released more than 93,000 new images from four of New York’s leading cultural institutions. This eclectic release ranges across the history and built environment of New York City itself to art and artifacts from the Renaissance through the present day. Included are images from the New York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, the Morgan Library & Museum, and, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Take a look!

For additional images resources, see the Multimedia & Image Resources Subject Guide.  For additional arts resources, see the Visual Arts Subject Guide.

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Kick off Summer with Festival

Festival of the Arts Logo

 

 

 

Festival is scheduled for June 2-3-4 in downtown Grand Rapids.   “Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations.” There are activities for kids and adults, and there are many opportunities to experience Festival as a volunteer, too.

If you enjoy art as well as learning more about those who create it, take a look at our Visual ArtsTheater, and Music Subject Guides.  Where will you be on the first weekend of June?

 

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