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Lorenzo Cultural Center announces call for entries in its first-ever art competition

– Monday, December 12, 2016 8:00AM

Seeking artists’ interpretations of Michigan’s tall tales and folklore

The Lorenzo Cultural Center is calling for entries in it’s first-ever art competition to be held in support of its upcoming program series, Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan’s Traditional Stories, opening in March 2017. The cultural center is located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township. 

The competition is open to artists ages 18 and older working in any relevant medium, such as drawing, painting, sculpture and fabric. Entries must relate to a Michigan legend, tall tale or folklore story and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Jan. 27, 2017. There is a submission fee of $10, which is waived for Macomb Community College students. For official rules and contest entry form, visit:

The top three entries will receive a cash award -- $250 for first prize, $150 for second and $100 for third. Their work will be displayed during the cultural center’s Tall Tales and Folklore program series with feature presentations and performances as well as exhibits, and runs from March 1 – May 6, 2017.

About the Lorenzo Cultural Center

The Lorenzo Cultural Center ( provides interactive learning opportunities for all ages, extending student discovery beyond classroom walls and creating multi-faceted experiences for community members to explore the influences and experiences that shape our community’s heritage.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 44,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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