Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ArtPrize 2010

This year our family became enamored with ArtPrize in our town.

ArtPrize is a radically open competition. Open to any artist in the world who can find space. Open to anybody in Grand Rapids, Michigan who wants to create a venue. Open to a vote from anyone who attends.

imageWe made it downtown two separate times to see many of the pieces.  And even then, I know we didn’t see probably half of all the art. The boys really got into it as well…. they would come home, draw a picture, and call it their ArtPrize.  

Some art was amazing, some was a little crazy, some were completely geared toward the kiddos and some not so much.



There were several of these pianos stating, “Play Me, I’m Yours”.





Mostly, I loved what it did for our city.  It was abuzz with ArtPrize conversation…. which pieces were favorites and which venues were visited.  I felt very proud to live here… and I’m not an artsy gal.

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And the 2010 ArtPrize Winner (and my personal favorite as well) is Cavalry, American Officers, 1921 by Chris LaPorte. All sketched with No. 2 pencils.  Amazing.

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