To illustrate our commitment for caring for the communities we serve, we have teamed up with Grand Rapids Public Schools once again to coordinate our SmartArt competition – Students making Art with a Renewable Theme. “ArtPrize has always been a strong believer in programs that enrich and engage communities through contemporary art,” said Christian Gaines, ArtPrize executive director. “This collaboration between Consumers Energy and Grand Rapids Public Schools is a great opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary creativity found in the children and young adults of our public schools.”
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In her artist statement, Zoe Bultman explained her depiction of energy efficient light bulb flower petals, powered by solar energy, creates a connection between nature and manufacturing. “The flower formed from natural and electrical elements illustrates the relationship between man and Earth has the potential for beautiful things,” she wrote. Bultman received a grand prize of a $1,000 college scholarship and an Apple computer.
For more information on ArtPrize, visit www.artprize.org.