MARQUETTE – Negaunee native David Siik is on the cover of Runner’s World magazine’s September issue.

Siik, who’s part of Ford Models, is a graduate of Negaunee High School and Grand Valley State University. He participated in track and field in both high school and college.

In the magazine, Siik – who is 33 and is also a running coach – offered his top racing tip: “Don’t let yourself be defined by the last 10 seconds of your race – be bold and brave long before that.”

This isn’t Siik’s first time as a Runner’s World cover subject. In February 2006, he was featured on the magazine’s cover and in a layout about ab workouts and he has been on at least three other Runner’s World covers since.

He now lives in Los Angeles. Siik has also acted in several television shows and movies.

Marquette artists in ArtPrize

Three Marquette artists are competing for the $200,000 top vote and $100,000 grand prize in this year’s ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition.

The competition opens Sept. 18 in downstate Grand Rapids and will feature thousands of artists from a plethora of media displaying their works in a variety of settings. Hundreds of thousands of people will vote on the art – and a dozen of the world’s leading art professionals will jury – to decide the ArtPrize winners.

The Marquette participants in 2013 ArtPrize are:

  • Meegan Flannery’s work “The Owlets Nested in Her Hair but She Really Didn’t Mind at All” will be showing at Monroe Community Church, 800 Monroe Ave. NW. It’s an oil on canvas work that is 2 feet deep, 40.5 feet wide and 30.5 feet tall.
  • “Slides,” printmaking on Plexiglas by Anastasia Greer, will be on display at DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. It’s 19 inches deep, 6 inches wide and 8.5 inches tall.
  • Alan McEvoy’s “Dark Passenger,” a work of photography, will be exhibited at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW. It’s 2 feet deep, 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall.

ArtPrize includes artists from Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and other countries. More than 31 percent come from outside Michigan.

Time Magazine listed ArtPrize as one of “Five Festive Events You Don’t Want to Miss in 2013.”

Comedy show

Comedians Tim Bedore and David Dyer, who both make regular appearances on the “Bob & Tom Show,” will make a special appearance at Marquette’s Ramada Inn for two shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Tickets – all general admission seating – cost $20 and are available now.

The show is presented by Pike Distributing, Keweenaw Brewing Co. and The Stonehouse Window & Door and is hosted by WUPK 94 Rock.

Tickets are available by visiting 94rockcomedy.brownpapertickets. com; by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006; or by visiting WUPK 94 Rock, 1009 W. Ridge St., Suite A, Marquette; the Ramada Inn, 412 W. Washington St., Marquette; or at Wilderness Sports 107 E. Division St., Ishpeming.

Renee Prusi can be contacted at 906-228-2500, ext. 253. Her email address is