As we struggle as a region to discover the silver bullet that will ensure all our dreams come true – economically speaking, of course -- a next generation of innovators are stepping off the path and trying new things all the time. They're in pursuit of a hundred things that have the potential to make this region radically different than ever before.
From Grand Rapids changing its education models to STEM (and a few looking at STEAM) to Kendall College of Art and Design's newest fashion program, this region is betting on a host of things to enact a powerful change in how we live, work, and even play.
Connections to the outside continue to play out in big ways and none are bigger than the people like photographer, fashion guru, and former America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker, who will be at A.K. Rikk's on a national book tour for his latest, Models of Influence. This visually stunning book is a showcase of fashion's most influential women from the 1950s to today.
Come to A.K. Rikk's to celebrate the release of Barker's newest book, Models of Influence. He will be speaking with the audience at A K RIKK's intimate event space. Stay after to join others at a cocktail party and book signing with Nigel Barker. It's the best opportunity for cool selfies that will make your girlfriends (and boyfriends) very, very jealous.
Just #noducklips please. So passé, my dear.