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ArtPrize 2013: Grand Valley State University Venue

ArtPrize 2013: Grand Valley State University Venue

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

L. V. Eberhard Center, 301 West Fulton, GVSU Pew Grand Rapids Campus


ArtPrize entries at Grand Valley include:

Reframing Disabilities
This multimedia series of five frames, will engage viewers in the various sensory, mobility, and communication experiences of individuals with disabilities. The artists are a group of education students representing Grand Valleys College of Education, under the direction of Julie Feyen.

Poetry and Sculpture: A Meditative Space
A collaborative effort of students and professors from Grand Valley. Materials include tree stumps, large tree branches, wind-chimes, and a wooden path. Art & Design student Sara Weimer designed and constructed the installation. Writing students who wrote haiku poems are: Lauren Allen, Anthony Anzell, Rachel Bowling, Caleb Dawdy, Chani Faye Jones, Ellen Lundgren, and Michael Walton. Faculty mentors are Norwood Viviano, professor of Art & Design, and Patricia Clark, professor and chair of the Department of Writing. A reading of the haiku poems is planned for September 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Eberhard Center room 203.

Sound Print
Entry by students from Black River Public School, a Grand Valley Charter School in Holland, with art instructor Katie Chester, artist Natalie Thompson, and Grand Valley Art & Design professor David Keister. The 2-D silk screen print is designed around the concept of Synesthesia, which represents speeches. This print is a collaboration between the designer Natalie Thompson and fellow students who made the print with guidance from faculty members at Grand Valley.

Trial by Tires
By students from Excel Charter Academy, a Grand Valley Charter School in Grand Rapids, with art instructor Mary Eckert and artist Elaine Dalcher, Grand Valley alumna 74. The 6-panel relief sculpture of mixed media includes recycled bicycle tires, metal and exterior latex paint, decorated front and back. This "up-cycle" sculpture was inspired by the students study of the Heidelberg Project in Detroit. The goal was to use recycled materials and create something totally new - using everyday materials in a surprising way.

Whispering Poetry
By Third Grade students at William C. Abney Academy, a Grand Valley Charter School in Grand Rapids, with art instructor Nicole Fritsch. Creating Whispering Poetry tubes allowed a mix of language arts with the visual arts. Whispering Poetry harkens back to the French renaissance tradition, souffleurs du poeme. Reading a poem through a whisper tube affords the reader and listener to have an intimate poetry experience even on a busy city street.

graphic poetry
By students from University Prep Science + Math Art Club, from a Grand Valley Charter School in Detroit, with advisor Vera Smith and artist Marcia Perry.

ArtPrize runs from Wednesday, September 18, to Sunday, October 6. Venue hours are Monday-Thursday, 5-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. For more information call the GVSU Art Gallery at (616) 331-2563 or visit the ArtPrize web page: http://www.artprize.org/venues/get/1149