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

Speaking of Bridge Walks, Governors, and statues

Sparta resident Robert Shangle took a break  to read The Rockford Squire while appearing as LiveStatue during a 3-day exclusive Labor Day weekend sidewalk engagement at Mackinaw Crossings Mall in Mackinaw City, MI.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For the ninth year in a row your locally owned and original hometown newspaper, The Rockford Squire, was present Labor Day morning to participate in the 54th annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk. Wanting to be in the first wave of walkers on Labor Day morning, we awoke at 4 […]