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Varnum Hosts Gilda's LaughFest 2013 Student Art Showcase

March 6, 2013

Varnum Hosts Gilda's LaughFest 2013 Student Art Showcase

LaughFest Student Showcase 2013

Varnum is pleased to be the host of this year's Gilda's LaughFest Student Art Showcase.

The Student Art Showcase is comprised of art created by students from across West Michigan. Over 50 entries were submitted by students in K-12th grades. The theme for this year's showcase was "What makes you laugh?"

A panel of judges, including representatives from Kendall College, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Laughfest, and Varnum will choose first, second, and third place winners from three age groups. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Sunday, March 10th at 3:00 pm.

The showcase is on exhibit on the first floor of Bridgewater Place, (333 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids) and will be open to the general public throughout the duration of the festival, March 7 - 14. Hours are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am -  3:00 pm.

Varnum has been an active supporter of the local art community for decades and supports dozens of art organizations across the state each year. Varnum's five offices feature works by local and regional artists, some of which have been incorporated into the firm's website and marketing materials. For more information on Varnum's internal art collection.

The winners of the Student Art Showcase are as follows:

Grades 9-12 (All from East Kentwood Freshmen Campus)
1. Jordan Fitz
2. Jennifer Nava
3. Nater Anderson

Grades 4 - 8 – (All from Endeavour Elementary)
1. Sejla Sinanovic
2. Nathan Link
3. Mya Carrow

Grades Kindergarten - 3
1. Mylez Dannah – Townline Elementary
2. Charlotte Zick – Endeavour Elementary
3. Deven Grant- Townline Elementary

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