May 14, 2009

"Nomade" and ArtPrize








The buzz is already underway in the art world with the most ambitious art project launch this year coming from Grand Rapids. ArtPrize, billed as the event with largest art prize totaling $500,000, is inviting global artists to display their art with matching venues in downtown Grand Rapids. You better believe that the JW Marriott, with its stunning design elements and architecture, will be a major venue for ArtPrize artists. Unlike other art competition, the winner of ArtPrize will be determined by the public attending the two-week event in late September. 

I went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park this afternoon to view my daughter's artwork at her elementary school's annual art show at the Gardens. Outside the entrance to the Gardens, a towering twenty five foot steel sculpture by Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa, the creator of the Crown Fountain at Chicago's Millennium Park, awaits the visitors to the park. I took advantage of the sunset and snapped a few pictures of "Nomade" as inspiration for ArtPrize.  I cannot wait what is in store for us this Fall. The creative possibilities are endless...


2 comments:

Gchong said...
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Gchong said...

Hey George! Just discovered your blog site. These are really great photos - good job!