Last fall, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) was awarded the Michigan Art Education Association Distinguished Service Award, celebrating GRAM’s role in fostering the advancement of visual arts in schools across Michigan.

The GRAM holds fabulous educator workshops. I attended one last Wednesday evening and had the privilege to hear 2012 Art Prize winner Adonna Khare speak of her art process and teaching methods. Afterwards I went down into the GRAM Studio to play with mark making coinciding with the theme of the current exhibition Marks of Genius, 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Also on view at the GRAM:

Intersections by Anila Quayuum Agha

Elephant Whirlpool by Adonna Khare

Drawings from GRAM’s Collection

Jessica Joy London: A State of Wonder

Treat yourself to a visit soon and “live artfully”!

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