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Join the conversation about art and urbanization

Three evenings of free artist presentations, focusing on the relationship between art and urbanization, introduce the audience to experts and the issues around urbanization and the roles that art and architecture can play.
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Learn more about the Speaker Series with this interview with Exhibitions Director Kevin Buist






ArtPrize Hub

ArtPrize Hub /Eric Tank

Ladies Literary Club at 61 Sheldon Blvd SE

Ladies Literary Club at 61 Sheldon Blvd SE /Eric Tank

This week, spend your evenings in an engaging conversation about art and its ability to revitalize urban spaces. ArtPrize is in full swing and for those interested the first presentation, "The Re-Imagined City," will take place on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the ArtPrize Hub.

Reed Kroloff, Director of Cranbrook Academy and Art and Art Museum will be joined by Eva Franch i Gilabert, executive director and curator of the Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Both speakers will be discussing the benefits and drawbacks to architectual approaches to established urban areas.

On Thursday, September 26, the Ladies Literary Club will host three speakers to share their experiences with using art to influence city shaping. Speakers for "Can Art Save Cities?" include Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time; Mel Chin, artist and activist; Manon Slome, president and chief curator of No Longer Empty. The speakers are the grand prize jurors for this year's ArtPrize. Event starts at 7 p.m.

The final night of the series will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. at the ArtPrize Hub. Local artists share their stories about the art scene in Michigan for "Artist-Run Michigan." Presenters include SiTE:LAB, Flint Public Art Project, Avenue for the Arts, Cabin Time, Complex Movements and Rabbit Island Artist Residency.

All events are free and open to the public.

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