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Celebrated panelists to discuss role of art in urban landscapes

Experts Eva Franch I Gilabert and Reed Kroloff come together to discuss art's role in revitalizing cities.
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Eva Franch I Gilabert at Storefront's 30th Anniversary celebration

Eva Franch I Gilabert at Storefront's 30th Anniversary celebration /Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture

“The Re-Imagined City” panel discussion is coming to the HUB at 41 Sheldon on September 23. The panel discussion is part of ArtPrize’s Speaker Series featuring Eva Franch I Gilabert and Reed Kroloff. The panelists will discuss the role of art in reinvigorating urban landscapes. The discussion is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Panelists Franch and Kroloff have an extensive background in the arts and architecture. Franch is the current executive director and curator of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, and is also the founder of the Office of Architectural Affairs and a winner of the Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship and the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize.

Kroloff is the Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Before taking the position, Kroloff was Director of Architecture magazine for seven years, Dean of Architecture at Tulane University, a TED talk speaker and in 2005 was appointed to the Bring New Orleans Back Commission to assist with reconstruction after hurricane Katrina.

After the discussion, a reception will be held at SiTE:LAB at 54 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503.

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