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Mary McGuire is Love Struck for ArtPrize
Detroit Music Award winning singer/songwriter Mary McGuire featured at ArtPrize 2014 performing in historic venues in the time-based category with her latest release Love Struck.
By: Mary McGuire
Her song Love Struck was selected in the Time-based category by St. Cecilia’s Music Center. Collaborating with producer Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound Studio (Canton, MI) and performing with guitarist Erik Gustafson, bassist Gary Rasmussen, mandolinist Beth Wilusz, drummers Johnny Bee Badanjek, Shadowhawk Ellis and Chuck Alkazian has been a dream come true. As Mary puts it, "Love struck is how I have felt recording, writing and playing with this group of incredible artists. I realized the definition of Love Struck has never changed throughout the ages and thought to myself we have all been love struck in one way or another. It's like being punched in the heart and there is no way out but to face it. It really inspired me to write from my experiences and from the experiences of others who have shared their moments of falling in love uncontrollably.”
Another venue to catch her performance is the Women’s City Club, which occupies the historic Sweet House in the Hill District of Grand Rapids. Martin Sweet was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860s built this home on East Fulton. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. Join Mary for her concert and view the installations in this beautiful architectural gem from 3pm-4pm on Sunday, September 28.
Located in the Boardwalk Condo building, historic site of the world renowned Berkey & Gay Furniture Factory, Mary will be performing a few showcases at JD Reardon's, a friendly hideaway for beer and food lovers alike. Offering 24 taps of only the best craft beers from celebrated breweries all over Michigan and the U.S. JD Reardon's interior is a warm, inviting, relaxing and a perfect wooden music venue. They also boast one of the largest outdoor patios in the city with a view of the Boardwalk Condo landscaped courtyard, pool and fountain. Weather permitting she will perform outside on the open air patio surrounded by five floors of architectural magnificence overlooking the condos, it’s a magical space and place. Her first performance happens the night before the opening of ArtPrize from 6pm-8pm, Tuesday, September 23 for the Boardwalk Condos Sneak Peek Event, which is open to the public. Then she will be playing from 6pm-8pm, Saturday, September 27 and again from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, October 4 in the preservation rich Monroe North/Belknap neighborhood.
Mary's vote code is 56809. For more information visit her website www.marymcguire.com or www.artprize.org/