Kendall Grad Takes Second Place

Posted October 19, 2009

Kendall graduate Tracy VanDuinen ( ??89 Visual Communications), his brother Corey Van Duinen and creative partner Todd Osborne took home second place and a $100,000 prize in the first-ever ArtPrize competition.

A high school art teacher in Chicago, Tracy is a member of Chicago Public Art Group, which creates murals throughout the Chicago area.

The winning entry, entitled, ??Imagine That! ? is a permanent installation located on the exterior wall of the Grand Rapids Children ??s Museum. It was created using a technique called bricolage, and took approximately 1,200 man-hours to complete. Over 300 area children contributed to the mural, from suggesting design elements to painting some of the thousands of tiles used to create the piece.