Category Archives: Life in Grand Rapids

The collaborations of Scott and Jewly Warren, blending together their writing, photography, and videos, Analog Mutant is their shared experiences in Art, Music, Food and Culture while living in Grand Rapids Michigan

Vuela Grito: Picardo celebrates 25 years as an international artist


Picardo explained to me the meaning behind the name of his recent show, Vuela Grito. “It means to yell or scream loudly, from deep within your soul,… from a kind of spiritual place”

That’s not a real surprise if you already know him. Much about Picardo’s body of work suggests a certain sensitivity, or a sense of self-awareness in regards to the existential forces in nature, and within our own lives. Picardo’s passionate visual narratives are openly apparent in his use of vibrant colors, bold and seductive lines and shading, and sensual shapes. His sense of humility, and a genuine interest in meaningfully connecting on a deeper level with the viewer, serves as a perfect balance to temper his vision into something so readily appealing to so many people.
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Grand Rapids, MI – local music review – The Wallace Collective EP has a little bit of everything, yet manages to maintain a sense of cohesiveness, while wisely leaving the listener satisfied, but still wanting just a little bit more. Continue reading

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“The Trials of Henry Kissinger” screening at the Bloom Collective


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Local Music Review: “Softer Sticks” by Chain of Lakes


On Saturday, May 4th 2013, Grand Rapids MI band Chain of Lakes releases their newest album, “Softer Sticks”. Continue reading

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Opening reception for “Ancestral Art” Indigenous Voices, An Artists’ Benefit for Haitian Peasant Groups.


On Friday, March 8, 2013, West Michigan Center for Peacebuilding will host the opening reception for “Ancestral Art” Indigenous Voices, An Artist Benefit for Haitian Peasant Groups. Continue reading

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Tatsuya Nakatani at Mexicains Sans Frontieres


I recently had the priveledge of witnessing Tatsuya Nakatani at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. His avant garde percussion performance was impressive to say the least…

His performance utilised 3 massive gongs, a smaller (18inch?) gong, some prayer bowls, a few misc. objects and a kick/snare/tom combo all assembled in a cirlce formation. Nakatani also used his hand-made bows to vibrate the edges of the gongs to create a sort of hell-bent theremin effect that was impressively powerful. Continue reading

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Remnants of Route 66; the Collage Art of Jewly Warren


The collage art of Jewly Warren depicts 50’s pop culture in an absurd mashup of surrealist slapstick americana Continue reading

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