ArtPrize is back, which means so is SiTE:LAB. After taking a year hiatus from ArtPrize to regroup, president and director Paul Amenta said it’s good to be back, though he hasn’t fully made the transition from work to play.
Last night, the ArtPrize jurors announced their shortlist. Twenty artists are now vying for $500,000 in prizes — including two $200,000 Grand Prizes and $100,000 in Category Awards.
In honor of ArtPrize 10, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) moved its exhibition beyond the galleries and into the community with “UICA Outside.” The exhibition features public projects in three different neighborhoods: West Side, Creston and Baxter. Kimberly LaVon, a printmaker and graphic designer, was chosen as the artist to create a large-scale work in the Baxter neighborhood.
ArtPrize 10 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be a year to remember, with outdoor video projections, an interactive performance installation and an invitation to add your voice to the conversation.
Growing up, Grand Rapids artist Alan Compo was surrounded by art all the time. He attended Grand Rapids Community College and took art classes, but most of his learning about art came from Native American artists.
For ArtPrize this year, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is presenting “UICA Outside”—an exhibition that moves beyond the gallery and out into the Grand Rapids community.
As ArtPrize kicks off its 10th year in downtown Grand Rapids this afternoon, Kevin Buist is among those who have been behind the scenes since the very beginning.
Detroit native and art scholar Juana Williams was recently announced as the new curator of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA). Having a background that includes working for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Williams has a passion for community engagement and elevating the voices and experiences of underrepresented cultures.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Michigan and the Shiga Prefecture in Japan, DisArt and Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (FMG) have teamed up to create the ArtPrize 10 exhibition, Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture.
Aliya Hall, 16, and Maeve Willbourn, 17, were among 100 students selected from around the world to go to the inaugural International Congress of Youth Voices in San Francisco.