Artist’s passion for environment lives on in book

Prior to his May 2010 death Rockford artist Mark Heckman illustrated a book now being toured to children across the midwest.

Peter Wege finances educational efforts by BETH ALTENA Whether Rockford artist Mark Heckman’s billboards made people laugh or shocked them, they were always noticed. Now, after Heckman’s death in May 2010 at age 49, following a two-year battle against non-Hodgekins lymphoma, the passion that inspired him lives on in a book tour aimed at raising […]

Rockford’s Heckman returns with billboards for ArtPrize

Heckman has adopted a tooth fairy persona for ArtPrize.

Cancer-stricken artist vows ‘If it’s the last thing I do’ Rockford artist Mark Heckman refuses to be down in the mouth about his health when winning ArtPrize could give him another shot at realizing his dream of creating a lasting monument to Grand Rapids. Heckman, who is battling stage III non-Hodgkins lymphoma, is unveiling a […]