I have lived in West Michigan my entire life and am a graduate of both West Catholic High School and Grand Valley State University. I have been married for over 15 years. My wife and I have three children: an 11-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy, so we're always buying new shoes. I love ArtPrize, exploring West Michigan on my bicycle, and rooting GVSU, Michigan, the Lions and the Tigers. Thanks for listening!
The Most Honest Artist Statement You’ll Read at ArtPrize 10
An artist statement placed next to an entry at ArtPrize can be both important and helpful when you're trying to see hundreds of pieces of art in one day. Some artist statements are great, some are pretentious and some are completely honest.
ArtPrize Eavesdropper Turning Your Words Into Clothing
Anything here sound familiar?
ArtPrize Making Music From Driving Over Grates on Mackinac Bridge
The entry is called "Grate Lakes."
The Story of the Bust Hiding by ArtPrize Finalist ‘Silent Chorus’
It's the second straight year the artist has brought a memorable piece to ArtPrize. Last year, it was video/sculpture called "Object-Orientalis" at the Fed Galleries at KCAD.
Teacher Shares Fears, Anger and Exhaustion at ArtPrize
Danielle Hoff's entry can be seen at Muse GR at 727 Leonard St NW which is one of the five finalists for Best Venue.
See How Looking Through a Red Filter Changes This ArtPrize Entry
A well-thought-out piece or a gimmicky trick?
Grand Rapids Diocese Statement on Michigan Attorney General Investigation
The statement was issued on Friday, Sept. 21.
Robert Long Brings Animal Blood Finger Paintings to ArtPrize 10
Long explains how blood has historically been used to create art.
A Closer Look Completely Changes ‘Nature Made Flesh’ at ArtPrize
What is it made of? That becomes clear as you draw closer.
Don’t Miss ‘Naming the Dead’ and Ruse Escape Rooms at ArtPrize 10
A powerful piece about drone-strike civilian deaths.
ArtPrize Wall of Homeless Signs Brings Smiles, Sadness, Awareness
It's a sampling of the full collection which began 25 years ago and has been featured around the world as a project called WE ARE ALL HOMELESS and in a documentary called "Signs of Humanity".
ArtPrize Film Tells Story of Human Trafficking in Grand Rapids
The film tells the story of Leslie King who was molested at 8 and forced into prostitution at 15. She spent over 20 years trapped and addicted before breaking free in 2000.