Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Park West Gallery Chief Executive Officer Albert Scaglione will hold a news conference to launch the MI Great Artist contest. Patterson announced the regional contest in his 2012 State of the County address:
"It will be an online art competition for visual artists living, working or attending school in the six-county region which I call the Economic Growth Alliance - Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Lapeer and Genesee counties. It will encourage and showcase creativity by engaging our regional artists to paint, sketch or draw original works. Participating artists will be able to upload up to five images with descriptions of their work to the MI Great Artist website for public voting - think 'American Idol,'" Patterson said.
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Park West Gallery, 29469 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan 48034
For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer, at 248-858-1048, or Bob Dustman, for Park West Gallery, at 248-568-2925.