Last night we announced the ArtPrize 2013 winners who each took home a portion of world's largest art prize, $560,000. Between the changing leaves and the warm October temps, today is a perfect day for checking out the winners.
Make your way across the Gillette Bridge and up towards Best Venue Winner, Kendall College of Art and Design, at 17 Pearl St NW. While you're there, check out Through the Skies For You, winner of the 3-D category prize, by Cooley and Lewis. After that, make your way over to the VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza at 300 Monroe NW to check out J.D. Urban's united.states: an everydaypeople project, winner for Best Use of Urban Space.
Heading back towards Rosa Parks Circle, you'll find time-based winner The Last Post at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (101 Monroe Center). From there, go to Kyle Staver's Europa and the Flying Fish hosted at Grand Rapids Brewing Company on 1 Ionia Ave SW to see this year's 2-D winner.
Finally, head up to SiTE:LAB @ 54 Jefferson to see Juried Grand Prize winner Carlos Bunga's Ecosystem, a site-specific, architectural intervention at SiTE:LAB using cardboard, tape, and paint.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the ArtPrize Awards. It was a wonderful celebration of artists, ArtPrize, and the Grand Rapids community. To give a glimpse into last night's fun, here's today's Epic Recap:
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