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ArtPrize entrant dies in Mecosta County crash

12:58 PM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
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(WZZM) - A crash on Monday morning in Mecosta County took the life of an ArtPrize artist.

Liisa Rush was killed in a single car crash on U.S. 131 Monday. The crash happened just before noon near Jefferson Road.

Deputies say Douglas Luke of Grand Rapids lost control of his car and ran off the road. He and 10-year-old Zyan Rush were injured in the crash.

Liisa Rush was an artist in ArtPrize 2013.

She submitted a piece called "Sacred Spaces," which was an asymmetrical block of oil paintings. It was on display at McKay's downtown.

According to her bio page on the ArtPrize website, Liisa was a Grand Valley State graduate. She also had work on display for ArtPrize 2011.























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