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July 2011 News
Cavalry, American Officers, 1921, the first-place winner of the 2010 ArtPrize Award by artist Chris LaPorte, will be on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum for only two more weekends, until August 7. The piece will be transferred from its current location in GRAM’s DeVos/Van Andel East Court Gallery on August 8 to make room for preparations for GRAM’s 2011 ArtPrize installations.
That Hydraid has found success where other products have failed can be attributed, at least in part, to the up-front design work that went into the product, attests Cascade Engineering’s Christina Keller.
ArtPrize will receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants awarded nationwide. The organization will receive $100,000 as part of a broad community-based campaign to fund the 2011 event.