Michigan Fallen Soldier Memorial

The making and installing of Sculptor Mic Carlson’s Michigan Fallen Soldier Memorial Life Size Statues for ArtPrize 2011.  This piece was at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum during ArtPrize.

Author:  Susan Evangelista

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Michigan Fallen Soldier Memorial..ArtPrize 2011

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Mic Carlson’s Artprize 2009

For those of you who don’t know what Artprize is, let me explain.  Last year was the first ever international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The exhibition was from September 23 to October 10, 2009.  Artists from all over the United States and even Europe competed for the first prize of $250,000, combined with other prizes cummulatively amounting to half a million dollars. There were no jurors last year but voting was as they say “American Idol” style…cast by YOU the people who visited the exhibit.

Last year I was in the top 25 artists out of a total of 1262.  I later found out that I was a few votes away from being in the top ten!  This just etches in deep the fact that YOUR VOTE counts!

Here is a video of the making of of my 2009 Arprize statue……

Please see my “About” page listed above on long photo.

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Susan Evangelista, Author

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Hello world!

My name is Mic Carlson.  I am an international sculptor/artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Recently I had the great honor to meet with the Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican and present him with one of my bronze statues of St. Francis of Assisi.  Needless to say that was a true highlight to my career as an artist.  Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi, Italy is to the left of Pope Benedict XVI.

I am on a journey with St. Francis of Assisi and through my artwork I hope to bring the joy and love of this beloved man to those who follow. These blogs will be about my St. Francis entry in  Artprize 2010.  I will keep you updated as I create.  Thanks for visiting!

Pace e bene.


Please see my “About” page listed above on long photo.

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Mic Works on Artprize Statues InShop

St. Philomena Painting Unveiling

My Painting for Susan

Susan Evangelista, Author

As seen through the eyes of Mic

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