Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - Are you wishing ArtPrize was still going on? Selected installations are being showcased in a new exhibit downtown. The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) presents 13 works of art from ArtPrize 2012 venues in a new exhibition, GRAM Selects ArtPrize2012: Encore! now through October 6, 2013. This exhibition will showcase pieces of art from Grand Rapids' annual ArtPrize event by offering selected highlights from ArtPrize.
GRAM curators selected and invited 13 artists from seven different venues, as well as GRAM's ArtPrize 2012:Transformation exhibition, which represent designers, filmmakers, draftsmen, sculptors, installation artists, and painters from across the country.
The selected installations were chosen by GRAM curators for their resonance and references to the Museum Collection, to upcoming exhibitions, and to the Museum's unique architectural setting.
"There are a variety of possible outcomes for artists who participate in ArtPrize, and we are thrilled that among them can be a new group exhibition at GRAM," said Daryn Kuipers, interim executive director of ArtPrize. "By placing contemporary works from ArtPrize in a broader artistic and historical context within the Museum, the conversation about the art can continue beyond the scope of the actual ArtPrize event."
The Encore! exhibition has been integrated throughout the museum on all three levels including the Lobby, Sculpture Court, Level II Balcony, East Court, and Level III Collection Galleries.
Participating artists include:
· Joshua Best
· Timothy Cleary
· John DeHoog
· Lucia Eames
· Peter Halasz
· Stephanie Henderson
· Andrea Kowch
· Armin Mersmann
· Sky Pape
· Jason Quigno
· Filippo Tagliati
· Carol Van Swol Prusa
· Kumi Yamashita
Also announced is the extended viewing of ArtPrize2012 winner Elephants by Adonna Khare, which continues to draw visitors to the Grand Rapids Art Museum on a consistent basis. For those wanting to share the experience with friends and family visiting the area over the holidays, Elephants will remain on view through December 31, 2012.
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