Nostalgic Exuberance

Katie Swanson's avatar Katie Swanson

"Nostalgic Exuberance (ArtPrize 2011)" is an embodiment of all my personal experiences visiting last year's ArtPrize. It is a vibrant, colorful piece drawn in a collage style that bursts with images & invites the viewer to take a closer look. The piece features drawings of a smattering of different ArtPrize entries including "Rain" (Lynda Cole), "Rusty" (Ritch Branstrom), "The Sky Is Not Falling" (Mark Rumsey), "Have Sticks Will Travel" (Jonathan Brilliant), and more. It also features the ArtPrize logo and other aspects of Grand Rapids, such as the city skyline, a stuffed burger from Stella's Lounge, a bright blue Michigan sky, and the Hopcat logo. This piece would allow viewers to reminisce fondly on ArtPrize 2011 and also provide some notable highlights for newcomers to enjoy. Ultimately, this piece is a celebration of ArtPrize & the city of Grand Rapids. It serves as a dynamic, colorful reminder of the spirit of ArtPrize & the excitement of the entire city being electrified by art.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: colored pencil
  • Width: 22 in
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 30 in