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Gretchyn Lauer

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

I was born in California, but grew up in Arizona. In college, I lived in several different states - finally graduating with a degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in music. It wasn't until recently that I moved to Grand Rapids in the fall of 2012 to study piano. There is a professor at U of M, Dr. Greene, who offered to help me prepare for auditions for a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and the opportunity to work with him was too great to pass up. Currently, I work in East Grand Rapids for the Piano Cottage run by Wright and Jody McCargar as a private instructor for piano, and I commute to Ann Arbor for lessons every week. I've never had art lessons (unless you count Art 1 in high school). My dream with this painting is to raise awareness about the atrocities of human Sex-Trafficking and to inspire people to respond by getting involved to help end this global pandemic.

Gretchyn's ArtPrize Entries

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