Ferris' Kendall College of Art and Design Sponsors ArtPrize Speaker Series

Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design Sponsors ArtPrize Speaker Series

Ferris State University’s Kendall College of Art and Design is sponsoring this year’s ArtPrize Speaker Series beginning Monday, Sept. 26 and running through Wednesday, Oct. 5, at The Hub, on 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE in Grand Rapids.

Featured presenters in the ArtPrize Speaker Series include art experts, artists and designers who will highlight a diverse range of arts in what has become an increasingly national event. Ferris is excited to collaborate with ArtPrize and be a part of the organization’s mission to bridge the gap between artists and communities in Grand Rapids.

“ArtPrize has become a national event for West Michigan and is engaging thousands of people in both the creation and enjoyment of art,” Ferris State University President David L. Eisler said. “Ferris State University is pleased to support and encourage the many educational opportunities it can provide. We are pleased to be a strong and continuing partner with ArtPrize.”

The broad range of presenters scheduled for the ArtPrize Speaker Series fits the missions of ArtPrize and Ferris.

“ArtPrize is an extraordinary event that offers a unique opportunity to view and to talk about a wonderful diversity and richness of artistic work,” said Oliver Evans, president and vice chancellor of KCAD. “Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is proud to sponsor this speaker series in the hope that it will contribute to the conversation about art that ArtPrize fosters.”

The first week of the ArtPrize Speaker Series begins with a 7 p.m. presentation by Reed Kroloff, director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, on Monday Sept. 26. Kroloff received the 2011 ArtPrize Juried Urban Space Award.

On Sept. 27, Eric Fischl, president and lead curator of “America: Now and Here,” begins his presentation at 7 p.m. Fischl is the founder of the “America: Now and Here” project, which toured the United States and featured an exhibition of art, poetry, film, theater and music.

Senior curator Anne Ellegood of the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture in Los Angeles begins her presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Ellegood is the 2011 ArtPrize recipient of the 2D Award. The museum first opened in 1990 and hosts present contemporary and historical work, as well as traveling exhibitions.

Ending the first week of the ArtPrize Speaker Series is Nuit Banai, an art historian and critic at Tufts University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Banai’s presentation starts at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

On Monday, Oct. 3, Susan Lyons, founding principal of Susan Lyons Studio LLC of New York, begins her presentation at 12 p.m. Lyons was the 2011 ArtPrize Sustainability Award recipient. Glenn Harper, editor-in-chief of Sculpture Magazine, speaks later in the evening, at 7 p.m. Harper was the recipient of the 2011 Art Prize 3D Award.

Kathleen Forde, curator of Time-Based Arts at The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center of Troy, N.Y., received the 2011 ArtPrize Time Based Award. She begins her presentation at 7 p.m. on Monday Oct. 3.

Art therapist Cathy Malchiodi will be featured on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 12 p.m. Malchiodi also is a psychologist, an artist and a writer. Finishing the two-week ArtPrize Speaker Series is Sara Friedlander, associate vice president and head of First Open at Christie’s in New York. Her presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Evening events include a cocktail hour and cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m. Lunches are available for purchase during the daytime events beginning at 11 a.m.


ArtPrize Speaker Series streaming link:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ArtPrize 

To learn more about ArtPrize, visit:
http://www.artprize.org/

ArtPrize Speaker Series
Presented by Ferris State University’s Kendall College of Art and Design 

Week One

Monday, Sept. 26
Reed Kroloff
Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum
Cocktails: 6 p.m., Presentation 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Eric Fischl
Founder, president and lead curator, America: Now and Here
Cocktails: 6 p.m., Presentation 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Anne Ellegood
Senior curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles
Cocktails: 6 p.m., Presentation 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30
Nuit Banai, Ph.D.
Art historian and critic, Tufts University
Presentation: 12 p.m. (boxed lunches available for purchase) 

Week Two

Monday, Oct. 3
Susan Lyons
Founding principal of Susan Lyons Studio, LLC
Presentation: 12 p.m. 

Monday Oct. 3
Glenn Harper
Editor-in-chief, Sculpture Magazine
Cocktails: 6 p.m., Presentation 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Kathleen Forde
Curator of Time-Based Arts, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, N.Y.
Cocktails: 6 p.m., Presentation 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Cathy Malchiodi
Art therapist, psychologist, artist and writer
Presentation: 12 p.m. (boxed lunches available for purchase)

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Sara Friedlander 
Associate vice president and head of First Open, Christie’s (N.Y.)
Cocktails: 6 p.m., Presentation 7 p.m.


Sept. 23, 2011