— AARP Michigan will highlight six artists over age 50 at the Women’s City Club during ArtPrizeSeven in Grand Rapids from Sept. 23-Oct. 11. These six — Pamela Benjamin, 65 of Grand Rapids;  Deb Brown, of Williamston; Allan Gorman, 68 of West Orange, NJ; Robert Lee, 72 of Grand Rapids; Christine Olson, 69 of Grand Rapids;  and Doug Schwenter, 61 of Hudsonville — have used art to reimagine their lives, whether it’s pursuing art as a new career, revisiting art as a …

— From MLive GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Wallet-friendly entertainment events such as ArtPrize and an affordable housing market helped Grand Rapids make it onto the AARP Magazine’s 2013 list of “Best Places to Live.” The 10-city list, announced on Tuesday, Oct. 8, looked for communities in which retirees could live comfortably for $30,000 a year, said Gabrielle Redford, an editor with the magazine. Free events like ArtPrize and low-cost tickets to sporting events like the Grand Rapids Griffins games helped put Grand Rapids …