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Panel Discussion on Public Art to Take Place During the State Bar of Michigan's 2012 Annual Meeting at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 21

September 17, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – The State Bar of Michigan (SBM) will be hosting its 2012 Annual Meeting and Solo & Small Firm Institute at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. From Sept. 19-21. The annual meeting takes place alongside ArtPrize, one of Grand Rapids’ most highly anticipated events. SBM’s Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section will host a panel on Friday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m.

Joseph L. Voss, a senior counsel and practice leader of Clark Hill PLC’s Entertainment Industry Team, will be moderating the panel, which is titled, “Public Art in the Creative Economy: Challenges and Opportunities.” The panel will evaluate the role of public art in the creative economy and feature a number of perspectives, such as museums, academia and business. Voss, based in the firm’s Grand Rapids office, will be joined by Stephanie Neal, of the Grand Rapids Art Museum; Tom Williams, of McGarry Bair; and Paul Wittenbraker, of Grand Valley State University. Todd Herring, ArtPrize marketing director, also will offer a short primer on ArtPrize and its role in the community and in the art world in general.

The panel is free and open to the public, and details regarding the exact location and any related updates will be provided via the Clark Hill Entertainment Law Facebook page ( .

For more information on the State Bar conference visit , for more information about ArtPrize visit , and for more information on the Clark Hill PLC Entertainment Industry Team visit .


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