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ArtPeers to participate at SiTE:LAB during ArtPrize 2012

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ArtPeers is excited to participate at SiTE:LAB 2012 at 54 Jefferson, during ArtPrize - here's what we're doing, and how you can participate!
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ArtPeers volunteers needed during SiTE:Lab

We're seeking more volunteers to be in our "cove" near the entrance at SiTE:Lab - our dates are listed below, with names next to dates/times already taken. These will be fun shifts at one of the most popular sites during ArtPrize! Please email [email protected] if you'd like to claim a shift, and the simple and straightforward duties can be explained briefly via email.

Wed 9/19:  6 p.m. - 8 p.m. [Andy Dragt, 6-8 p.m.]
Thu 9/20:  Noon - 8 p.m. [Georgia Taylor 12-2pm; Erin Wilson 6-10 p.m.]
Fri 9/21:  Noon - 10 p.m. [Ryan McCarthy 5-10 p.m.]
Sat 9/22:  Noon - 10 p.m. [Danielle Walsh 7-10 p.m.]
("Owning It" Special Event at 9 p.m.: Erin Wilson)
Sun 9/23:  Noon - 6 p.m. [Abigail Bradley 2-5 p.m.]

Mon 9/24:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Tue 9/25:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Wed 9/26:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Thu 9/27:  Noon - 8 p.m.: [Danielle Walsh 6-8 p.m.]
Fri 9/28:  Noon - 10 p.m.
Sat 9/29: Noon - 10 p.m.
Sun 9/30:  Noon - 6 p.m.

Mon 10/1:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Tue 10/2:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Wed 10/3:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Thu 10/4:  Noon - 8 p.m.
Fri 10/5:  Noon - 10 p.m.
Sat 10/6:  Noon - 10 p.m.
Sun 10/7:  Noon - 6 p.m.



ArtPeers is proud this year to participate in the SiTE:LAB venue during ArtPrize 2012.

ArtPeers is participating in two ways: presenting a kiosk and presenting the debut of a new video series, all during the weeks of ArtPrize at SiTE:LAB.

Kiosk: We need more volunteers!

Starting Sept. 19 (the first day of ArtPrize) ArtPeers will feature a kiosk near the entrance of SiTE:LAB at 54 Jefferson. The kiosk will allow visitors, and especially artists, to add themselves or their collective to the ArtPeers Artist Directory.

SiTE:LAB is the place to be during ArtPrize, and the ArtPeers kiosk area is the perfect seat to see it all, and be part of it. Please email [email protected] or post on our Facebook wall with your interest in volunteering, what date you prefer, and your contact info. Responsibilities are minimal, and we can cover that when you contact us. Please see the sidebar at right for shifts that are available!

Video: Debut of "Owning It" series

Over the past three months, ArtPeers has been hard at work producing a series about local collectors of art with substantial collections of local artwork. The series is intended to demonstrate the popularity of local artwork, its value and the importance of the artists creating it.

"Owning It" will premiere for the first time ever at SiTE:LAB 2012 during ArtPrize at 9 p.m .on Sept. 22 at 54 Jefferson.

Information about SiTE:LAB (54 Jefferson)

SiTE:LAB 54 Jefferson Event Page

SiTE:LAB website

SiTE:LAB | ArtPeers article in REVUE Magazine

SiTE:LAB profile on ArtPrize website

About: 54 Jefferson, home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 1940 to 1994, is being repurposed as an ArtPrize venue by SiTE:LAB, winner of last year’s juried award for outstanding venue. Vacant since the museum moved to the Van Andel Museum Center, 54 Jefferson was left largely intact. Extant dioramas, showcases and exhibits will provide a unique environment for an exhibition of largely site-specific and installation-based work selected by SiTE:LAB curator Paul Amenta. SiTE:LAB is a Grand Rapids-based non-profit that organizes art exhibits in temporary locations. 54 Jefferson is being made available to SiTE:LAB through the generosity of the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the City of Grand Rapids.

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