Ritch Branstrom of Rapid River has been reappointed to the Michigan Council on Arts and Cultural Affairs. He was one of five reappointed to the 15-member council by Gov. Rick Snyder.
“I am confident these appointees will continue to do great work to continue supporting our state’s diverse and vibrant cultural activities that are key in placemaking,” Snyder said.
Branstrom is the owner and operator of adhocWORKshop, a found-art studio. He has been featured for numerous years in Grand Rapid's ArtPrize and placed fifth in 2011. Branstrom earned a bachelor’s degree in product design and a master’s degree in design and community college education, both from Northern Michigan University.
The council helps create an environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity to support Michigan's economic vitality and quality of life. It is a part of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Branstrom's four-year term expires Sept, 1, 2019. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.