First Friday Art – January 2021

Grand Rapids Arts would like to wish you a Happy New Year. While there is no in-person First Friday event, we’re sharing some opportunities to connect with local art from wherever you are. We’ve got the art — the walk is up to you!

Kandace Creel Falcón at MacRostie Art Center

The MAC is presenting two new exhibits for January. In the MacRostie Gallery is “Interior Intimacies,” a series of paintings by Kandace Creel Falcón. The Minnesota Gallery features works by 2020 Artists in Residence at Old Central School, Abbey Blake and Kirsten Forsgaard. Read more about their work and view the exhibit videos on the MAC’s website.

Did you miss the YouTube premier of IOSP’s December concert? No problem! You can watch it online any time. Check out some fantastic selections of music featuring IOSP’s Director of Strings, Pedro Oviedo, on viola with Evgeny Zvonnikov, Natalia Korenchuk on violin and Magdalena Sas on cello. You’ll also see some local players and readings by the Grand Rapids Players. Click here to watch. 

While its doors are closed, the Reif Center continues to share performing arts content with the Grand Rapids are. Virtual concerts and performances are available to view on demand for two weeks after each performance. Right now, you can buy a virtual ticket to their most recent concert with Bill and Kate Isles. Click here to learn more.

Interview with Marley Kaul and Taiju Geri Willimek on Northern Community Radio

KAXE/KBXE share a lot of great local arts content. Check out their recent interview with painter Marley Kaul and poet Taiju Geri Willimek about their book collaboration “For Now.” Listen here.

Stay safe, have a Happy New Year, and thank you for being a part of our arts community!