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Critical Discourse expands to seven events, invites public conversation

This year for ArtPrize, the Critical Discourse series is preparing to springboard the art conversation to new heights starting September 29.
ArtPrize top 10 announcement 2013

ArtPrize top 10 announcement 2013 /Courtesy of ArtPrize 2013

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Location and hours


41 Sheldon Blvd. 

Monday, September 29, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, October 2, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, October 3, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, October 4, 7-9 p.m.

Monday, October 6, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7, 7-9 p.m.

ArtPrize 2013

ArtPrize 2013 /Courtesy of ArtPrize 2013

ArtPrize 2013

ArtPrize 2013 /Courtesy of ArtPrize 2013

This year ArtPrize will host an expanded version of its Critical Discourse Series at the HUB at 41 Sheldon Boulevard. The Community Media Center will serve as the official media sponsor covering the discussion via GRTV, WYCE and The Rapidian

The series begins the evening of September 29 at 7 p.m. with the announcement of the jurors' shortlist consisting of five finalists in four categories. A fifth category has been reserved for best venue. 

Continuing through the week will feature panelists including Detroit based art and architecture team Design 99, world leader in art education Art21, New York innovators NEW INC and DisArt exploring art and people with disabilities. The final two evenings will will be broken into two parts and focus on the finalists and what the panel of judges has to say about why they were chosen.

During the seven day event, The Rapidian and GRTV will be on site every evening covering the conversation and gathering audience feedback. After each of the events, GRTV will have two locations set up to record people's responses to the presentations and will broadcast the following day at noon. The Rapidian will be publishing coverage pieces from special guest journalists with photos from the event every morning at 9 a.m., and a video collection of public responses at noon. Viewers are encouraged to add comments and help move the conversation forward. 

Full event rebroadcasts will happen on GRTV as well as a noon broadcast from Rosa Parks Circle.

This event series will take place on September 29-30, October 2-4 and October 6-7 from 7-9 p.m. The event is free and open to all who wish to attend. 

Critical Discourse is designed to foster dialog about art and raise the level of discussion about the importance of art in society and the myriad of ways that art can influence and affect persons, communities and beyond. 

The Rapidian with our partners through the CMC strive to broaden the audience for this event and give the community a platform to voice their responses to the discussion. 

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