Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2011 in Full Swing

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Real Estate Agent with Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner

Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2011 in Full Swing

What do encyclopedia pages, twine, horsehair, firecrackers,

paper-cuts and aged bronze all have in common?  ArtPrize 2011, of course.

We previewed a few of the ArtPrize 2011 installations at the Grand

Rapids Art Museum last Sunday and have included a few photos of the

diverse entries displayed.

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This piece is made from steel and encyclopedia pages.  I knew I shouldn’t

have got rid of that old set of World Books.

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This unusual piece is made from twine. Ditto above statement.

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Even bronze woman and I have a pose in common.

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Many unusual materials were used to recreate this replica

of a war rug.  Did you guess firecrackers?

 

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Horsehair, grapevine, and a hand hewn wheel comprise

the elements of this entry. 

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The depth and intricacy of these paper sheets has to be seen to

be appreciated.  I had difficulty with paper snowflakes!

 

Don’t miss ArtPrize 2011 this year!  It started on Wed Sept 21

and runs through October 9th.  These and about 1500 other pieces

that will stretch your imagination are waiting for you to view and vote.

 

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Than Maynard
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Hmmm, modern art? I guess I am not very modern or sophisticated, because I just don't get it.

Sep 23, 2011 02:56 AM #1
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Michael A. Caruso
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Those are some really cool pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!

 

-Michael

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Fascinating stuff - But it's not Renoir or Monet:-)  There was a time when I had a body like the sculpture in the third photo. . .But that was a VERY long time ago:-)

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I wonder if the first photo is actually of the post it notes that adorn my desk after a week of being gone on a business trip?

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just toured your lovely city and art prize yesterday as now both our daughters live and work in GR :)

awesome event Terry & Bonnie!

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