Grand Rapids ArtPrize

LiveStatue and Friends in Top 25 at ArtPrize

September 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

The cast of LiveStatue and Friends (vote 49491) all hailing from Sparta are currently in the Top 25 exhibits in the Center City neighborhood of the Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition. LifeStatue and Friends art form is categorized as “performance art”. Pictured at the B.O.B., in a work of art titled “Under Construction”, is LiveStatue Robert Shangle standing on a [...]

Grad glad to be in ArtPrize

September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Vincent Bosscher, a 1994 Rockford High School graduate, shows his ArtPrize 2011 entry “Peace in Red” as it was being installed in its temporary home at The B.O.B, in Grand Rapids. Vincent entered the 7’ x 5’ oil and charcoal piece, which depicts Christ’s suffering and sacrifice on the cross. after much urging from his mom and Rockford resident, Joyce Bosscher. [...]

ArtPrize entrant steams to GR from across country

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 entry. The three-piece work is [...]

Purple Heart recipients to be honored at Ultimate Sport Show

March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Honor Guard to carry flag made by Rockford woman by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL An annual harbinger of spring returns to DeVos Place this Thursday through Sunday, March 17-20. The Showspan-produced Ultimate Rockford resident Sherrie Coke proudly displays her creation ”Freedom,” an American flag composed of hundreds of Michigan veterans’ thumbprints. photo submitted by [...]

Grand Rapids ArtPrize revisited

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Artist Mia Tavonatti and Squire reporter Nancy Hill stand before “Svetlata,” a stained glass mosaic portrait that was awarded second place in the 2010 ArtPrize competition. photo by CLIFF HILL Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What one person may love, another person may thoroughly dislike. Add 1,713 artists from around the [...]