ArtPrize opens Wednesday

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Grand Valley State University will host two voter registration sites, 24 artists, as well as educational and entertaining programming as part of ArtPrize 2010. Grand Valley was selected as one of seven exhibition centers for this year's ArtPrize competition, which begins Wednesday, September 22 and continues through October 10. 

The GVSU Outdoor Art & Sculpture Exhibition Center at 301 and 401 West Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus is situated along the Grand River between Pearl and Fulton Streets. The beautiful lawns and grounds of DeVos Center, Eberhard Center and Kennedy Hall of Engineering will showcase diverse works of art created from limestone, steel, glass, stone and more by two international artists and 22 U.S. artists from seven states, including 14 from Michigan. 

 

Grand Valley also provides two voting registration sites: University Bookstore, in the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus; and the 20-20 Information Desk in Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus. Registration is currently underway, while voting begins September 23. Voting instructions can be found at www.artprize.org.

 

An opening reception with Grand Valley's ArtPrize artists will be held Thursday, September 23, following the DeVos Art Lecture by Eames Demterios. The grandson of Charles and Ray Eames is an award-winning filmmaker, author and artist who exhibited at Grand Valley during last year's ArtPrize competition. The lecture and reception, in Loosemore Auditorium, at DeVos Center building E, are open to the public with free admission. 

 

Additional ArtPrize events at Grand Valley include everything from an ice sculpture demonstration and hands-on activities, to three-minute poetry and dance compositions inspired by the exhibitions. For a complete list of Grand Valley ArtPrize artists and events, visit www.gvsu.edu/artgallery.

 

Faculty members from Grand Valley's Department of Art & Design, Brett Colley and Norwood Viviano, will join Deborah Rockman and David Greenwood, from the Kendall College of Art and Design, as ArtPrize judges for the International Award. The winner will be announced on September 29. More than 20 Grand Valley alumni are also exhibiting at other ArtPrize venues. For a complete list visit http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/2010-artprize-316.htm.