LiveStatue and Friends in Top 25 at ArtPrize

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 pedestal in the foreground flanked by his son, statue apprentice Jasper Shangle (L) and a real statue, A.R.T. (R), both on scaffolding in the background.  Actually, if you didn’t know otherwise, you couldn’t tell the two living statues from the real statue.  The only difference is the two real guys occasionally take a work break and sometimes change positions.  You have to see it to believe it! Photo by CLIFF HILL

Grad glad to be in ArtPrize

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ArtPrize entrant steams to GR from across country

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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 […]

Purple Heart recipients to be honored at Ultimate Sport Show

Rockford resident Sherrie Coke proudly displays her creation ”Freedom,” an American flag composed of hundreds of Michigan veterans’ thumbprints.

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 Sport Show is eagerly awaited every year at this time by winter weary West Michiganders. Michigan sportsmen never miss this show and readers […]

Grand Rapids ArtPrize revisited

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

by CLIFF AND NANCY 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 world displaying individual works of art into the mix and the result is the amazing Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition. Building upon last year’s initial […]