This was the third year for Art Prize in Grand Rapids and like the last two years, I’m amazed at the amount of people drawn downtown. I personally think last year presented the best art, but there were still several pieces making it worth the trip. I particularly liked the White Birch oil painting. It was displayed at the Bob, so it was a win-win.
It was neat to see the exhausted people rest on the Steelcase furniture strategically placed throughout the GRAM. I’d have to say the most bizarre piece was by Tony Orrico. Checkout the video if you missed it here: http://m.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/93678