Local artist offers Pure Michigan photography in ArtPrize

ArtPrize Hartman 1

Rockford photographer Jon Hartman, a 1995 Rockford High School graduate, has been accepted in ArtPrize 2012. His entry is a series of Michigan landscape photographs entitled “Pure Michigan” which will be on display at the Ledyard Building, which is located directly across Monroe Center from the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). “I have always been […]

Equest Center joins ArtPrize, view display at Children’s Museum

Equest-art

Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding riders traded in their saddles for paintbrushes and enjoyed a sunny afternoon at the center to become part of an entry for the ArtPrize event. Artist Corey VanDuinen is pictured with his entry for the ArtPrize event (as well as something special for Equest Center), which is exhibited in front […]

Grad glad to be in ArtPrize

ArtPrize2

                                                                           

ArtPrize entrant steams to GR from across country

ArtPrize

Artist and gallery owner shoots for $250,000 prize  Rockford resident Carol Black couldn’t be more proud of her son Stephano Sutherlin, who, despite living in Little Rock, Ark., couldn’t pass up the change to compete in ArtPrize. Sutherlin, who owns his own art gallery, Little Rock 17, has submitted “Steam to Diesel” as his ArtPrize […]

Rockford students meet ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos

While down at ArtPrize on Saturday, Sept. 25, Crestwood Elementary School students Justin Lehmkuhl (left) and Ayden Kraai (right) get the chance to meet ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos. The school’s fifth-grade teachers came up with a “Double the Prize” competition, in which the students get the chance to vote for their favorite entry in order to earn a “No Homework” pass. According to the boys’ teacher, Lisa DeWitt, this is being offered in the spirit of encouraging community contributions, experiencing other cultures and the aesthetic beauty of downtown Grand Rapids. The boys were excited to find DeVos shopping in one of the local stores on Monroe Avenue, and were able to get a moment of his time for a quick photo op.