WHO: Grand Rapids Public Schools’ students and their SmartArt
(Students Making Art with a Renewable Theme) entries
WHAT: Announcement of the Top 10 finalists for this year’s competition, held in
conjunction with GRPS and ArtPrize and sponsored by Consumers Energy
WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2021
Click here for Zoom link
Or Telephone: 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 810 7604 0381
Some important facts:
- The SmartArt competition began in 2013 and is back this year, after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
- The 30-minute virtual press conference will include remarks from leaders of Consumers Energy, GRPS and ArtPrize, as well as images of the Top 10 entries. A media Q&A comment period will follow prepared remarks.
- A listing of the Top 10 students, their names, grades, schools and artwork titles will be e-mailed to media by Consumers Energy Monday afternoon. High resolution images will be available upon request.
- The overall SmartArt winner will be announced Sept. 19 during ArtPrize at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.
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Consumers Energy: Roger Morgenstern, 517-499-6320
Grand Rapids Public Schools: John Helmholdt, 616-481-2152
ArtPrize: Jaenell Woods, 616.401.1608