ArtPrize Winner, Cavalry, to be installed for long-term loan at Aquinas College Grace Hauenstein Library
December 12, 2011 - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – ArtPrize 2010 winning entry, Cavalry, will be transported to Aquinas College and installed by the staff of the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Tuesday, December 13 at 11 a.m. Artist, Chris LaPorte, will oversee the installation process for display in the Grace Hauenstein Library.
Installation will take place just before Aquinas College's holiday break, during which time the school will be closed to visitors. The public is invited to view the piece starting January 3, 2012 when the college reopens for the semester.
All media are invited to attend the installation.
WHO: Chris LaPorte-2010 ArtPrize Winner, ArtPrize officials, GRAM officials, Aquinas College staff
WHAT: Installation of ArtPrize 2010 Winning entry – Cavalry
WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Aquinas College, Grace Hauenstein Library (159 Woodward Lane SE, Grand Rapids)
The ArtPrize event is a radically open, international art competition and social experiment, focused on expanding and broadening the conversation about art. Registered artists and venues match with one another at artprize.org and the public votes for the winners using mobile devices and the Web. ArtPrize 2011 included 1,582 artists from 39 countries and 43 U.S. states participating in the unprecedented competition that awarded $498,000 to the prizewinners. Since its inception, individuals of all backgrounds have cast more than 1.2 million votes for public art.