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GRCC Not Just A Venue - Faculty Add Their Own Works to ArtPrize

Have you noticed all the art as you walk downtown Grand Rapids?  Several faculty members from Grand Rapids Community College are among the artists who have taken their art to the streets downtown for ArtPrize 2011.

“These people are all artists in their own right who spend hours every day encouraging and helping students develop their own talents, so it is exciting to see them in the spotlight for a change,” said Laurie Chesley, Dean of Arts & Sciences.  

This year’s GRCC ArtPrize entrants are:

  • Frank Conner, Psychology Dept., sculpture in Cathedral Square
  • Scott Garrard, Visual Arts Dept., 3D exhibit at the GVSU Exhibition Center
  • Filippo Tagliati, Visual Arts Dept., film/video at Mercantile Bank
  • Nick Antonakis, Visual Arts Dept., painting at CODA (gallery operated by Kendall College of Art and Design, 44 Division St.)
  • Mursalata Muhammad, English Dept., and Carol VanRandwyk, Music Dept.,  Haiku Middle Passage Exhibit at Fountain Street Church
  • Tamara Fox, Visual Arts Dept., 3D exhibit at the Women's City Club
  • Dianne Carroll Burdick, Visual Arts Dept., photography at Cathedral Square
  • Robert Burdick, Visual Arts Dept., 2-D installation on the Jefferson Avenue side of Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Carol Jurgens, Language and Thought Dept.,  painting at Cathedral Square

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 32,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.