Presented by Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

The ArtPrize Speaker Series returns in 2011 with seven days of distinguished art experts, artists, designers, urban planners and more. The Speaker Series will be held at The HUB at 41 Sheldon Blvd.

ArtPrize Speaker Series
September 27, 2011

Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

On Sept. 27 we hear from internationally acclaimed American painter, sculptor and printmaker, Eric Fischl. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in more than one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Fischl’s latest project is America: Now and Here, a traveling, multi-disciplinary exhibition of 150 of some of America’s most celebrated visual artists, musicians, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers, designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts. The project includes 18 trucks custom-designed to serve as mobile galleries which travel cross-country, and at each location, they will unfold to reveal 3,300 square feet of exhibition space. Together, the whole caravan contains more than 60 works of visual art, 16 music listening stations, and at least two theater spaces where actors can perform scenes and monologues live.

The project launched on May 5th, 2011 in Kansas City before traveling to Detroit and Chicago. The cross-country journey is currently traveling to communities from coast to coast.

Click here for more on America: Now and Here.

By Brian Burch on