KCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff are participating in ArtPrize all around the city! In addition to displaying art, KCAD participants can be seen curating, demonstrating, educating and writing. Scroll down for details.
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So many ways to be part of ArtPrize!KCAD people are getting involved in ArtPrize in other ways as well.
Two-time Outstanding Venue award-winner SiTE:LAB returns for ArtPrize 2014 to take over The Morton, a vacant 90-year-old hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. Paul Amenta, KCAD adjunct professor in Sculpture and Functional Art, has curated an exhibition of site-specific installations that will fill this long-forgotten space, complete with a grand entry lobby, abandoned restaurants and commercial spaces, and a 1,500 square foot bank vault, with tremendous creative energy.
- Curator: Paul Amenta, adjunct professor in Sculpture
- Students from the Collaborative Design Special Topics class lead by Paul Amenta
- Student Aaron Porter, video production
- MFA student and professional photographer Tom Wagner, Editor / Art Director
- Photography professors, Darlene Kaczmarczyk, Leah Gose, and John Shaw
- Graphic Design alumna Kate Folkert, catalog design
- Photography alumna Jaclyn Clark
- Interior Design alumna and adjunct instructor Sara Fall
Since The Morton lacks elevators and has uneven flooring, dimly-lit spaces, and difficult acoustics, a collaborative team of artists, designers, technicians, students and professionals – including a number of people from the KCAD community – also came together to explore ways to expand access to SiTELAB’s ArtPrize 2014 exhibition through video, still photography, 3D and standard print production, and e-books.
The following KCAD community members are involved in this project:
The following KCAD community members are curating ArtPrize 2014 Venues:
- Professor Emeritus David Greenwood is curating the exterior of The B.O.B.
- Alumna and Director of Community Engagement Katie Moore is curating the space on Front Avenue under US-131, which will feature artist Britney Gerathy’s large-scale painting entitled “Walk with me”.
- MFA student Melissa Redman is serving as a curator/intern at heli™ Hybrid Power and Light and The Koinonia Foundation.
The following KCAD community members are working for ArtPrize for the 2014 competition:
- Art History professor Tamara Fox will be working as assistant juror with 2-D juror Andrew Russeth, Senior Editor of the New York Observer’s Gallerist NY. This is the third year that she’ll be working as an assistant juror for ArtPrize.
- Alumna Ashlee Lambart is the Community Engagement Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for ArtPrize. She helps manage the ArtPrize Internship program as well as the Volunteer Program and the 800+ ArtPrize volunteers.
- Student Abby Bedford will participate in Voices of the City, a time-based, interfaith, 300+ member, live choir performance event which will take place September 28, 3:00pm, in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.
- Professor Donna St. John designed a series of curricula for KCAD's ArtPrize 2014 Education Program aimed at leading K-12 students to an exploration of the various reasons people create art, as well as promoting ideas of self-worth and respect for diversity.