I made it to Art Prize on the last week-end of the show. In comparison to other years I thought the outdoor art was disappointing. There were a few good pieces but the rest.. not so good. I didn't make it to all of the big venues. I tend to like the pieces made from something else. Maybe because it is different from what I normally produce as a painter.
One of the big winners was a piece called "Intersections". It was a large box that had a lace Moroccan type pattern carved into it. A light was placed in the center so the pattern was reflected on all four walls and the ceiling and floor.
Another piece I liked was a large horse made out of recycled material. It had a presence! I didn't get the name of the piece or the artist.
I love that art brings thousands of people to Grand Rapids to experience what American artists have to offer.