On Sunday afternoon, ArtPrize named the Top 20 public vote finalists, now eligible for round two voting beginning today at 2 p.m. The finalists have a shot at $200,000 in grand prize money.
The West Michigan Symphony (WMS) 2017-18 Season opened to a full house at the historic Frauenthal Theatre in downtown Muskegon Friday night. The brilliant Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán joined in as guest artist, displaying once again the level of artistry found in this professional regional orchestra located on the shores of Lake Michigan.
A year ago, Hwa-Jeen Na lost his childhood friend to suicide. Na said his buddy had recently come out to his family and struggled with the response.
ArtPrize Nine is in full swing and there are only a few days left to cast a vote for your favorite entries. The first round of public voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday and the Top 20 entries will be announced on Sunday, kicking off the second round of voting.
ArtPrize isn’t the only game in town. The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) kicks off its 89th annual Michigan Regional Exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
Last night, ArtPrize jurors gathered to announce their 20 finalists.
ArtPrize Nine began on Wednesday and Grand Rapids Art Museum is eagerly anticipating the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will stream through its doors throughout the 19-day art competition.