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Corey Van Duinen

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

I was a Kendall College of Art and Design attendee with a fine arts/sculpture focus who has been hiding out in the furniture design arena for the past 17 years. One of my passions as an artist is inspiring young people to make art a part of their daily lives. That's why I have geared a good portion of my art to get younger people interested and involved in the creative process. Three of my four past entries have been inspired or worked on directly by the children of West Michigan. One of the highlights of my career thus far was being a collaborator for "Imagine That" which took second place in the 2009 ArtPrize inaugural event and is currently still decorating the front of the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. The other is publishing my first children's book "Owen Imagines a Trip to the Zoo" which features my son Owen's quirky imagination. Now, as I look toward the future of my work I will be bringing communities together using art as the catalyst. These community driven projects will be site specific and will highlight the heritages, culture and sacrifices of the neighborhoods surrounding them. I hope you will join me in the days to follow to see what incredible things we as a community can achieve and all the creative sparks being ignited by our young and young at heart artists.

Corey's ArtPrize Entries

These are Corey's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Excerpts From "Owen Imagines"

    2014 ArtPrize Entry Corey Van Duinen
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    And a child will lead them...

    2011 ArtPrize Entry Corey Van Duinen
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Corey's Past Work

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