News from MacMurray College
Koffel to show in massive ArtPrize competition
Art professor has piece on display in international show
JACKSONVILLE, IL – MacMurray Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel has had her sculpture “could’ve, would’ve, should’ve” accepted for display in ArtPrize, the world’s largest art exhibition. The show, held in Grand Rapids, MI, begins Sept. 19 and continues through Oct. 7.
The piece is made of cranberry extract pills linked to look like a long necklace and the pills are arranged in Morse Code to spell out “please don’t go.” The sculpture will be displayed in the Grand Rapids Art Museum, one of the main venues of the exhibition.
ArtPrize 2012, a massive show, exhibits work by 1,517 artists in 162 venues in Grand Rapids. It awards more than half a million dollars in prizes in a combination of votes by the public and juried awards. During the three years the exhibit has been held, more than 1 million people have visited the show.
Voting is done online at and through mobile devices., with the Top 10 announced Sept. 30. The second round of the judging begins Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 4.
Kofel received her bachelor's in Studio Arts and Art History from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, in and, in 2003, an MFA in sculpture and photography from the University of Alabama. See her Web site here. She has exhibited her work in Chicago, Indianapolis, Lexington, KY, and St. Louis.