23 Days Until ArtPrize!

ArtPrize 2012 is only 23 days away! Have you registered to vote? Be sure to visit http://www.artprize.org to register online or you can register as of September 15 in person at The  HUB on 41 Sheldon.

As the biggest art contest with more than 1,500 entries and $500,000 in winnings draws near, Dave Ford is busy adding the final touches to his Swing Set Drum Kit which will be on display in Calder Plaza. (Vote code: 53024)

Currently Ford is building out the swing set to test variations on drums and other sound devices. Once the sculpture is installed at Calder Plaza, Ford will continue to work on the piece, orchestrating the sound and tempo the swingers create.

Be sure to like ArtPrize Swing Set Drum Kit on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtPrize-Swing-Set-Drum-Kit/359983874081317




About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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