Happy Hour

Nancy Gildart's avatar Nancy Gildart

This will be a site-specific installation for Tavern on the Square - a pleasant place to sit and enjoy a beer, a meal, an evening with friends. I want to subtly interrupt these activities “…is that a bird up there?” and ask viewers to take a minute to tell me about something that made them happy that day. I’m curious about what makes people enjoy their lives. The physical space of Tavern on the Square is perfect for my project because of the high ceilings and plethora of light fixtures and wire grids. Its location among office buildings in central Grand Rapids is ideal because it allows me to engage the work day lunch-eating crowd as well as those who come on ArtPrize weekends and weekends. I prefer this kind of location to one designed specifically for showing artwork because I want to engage a variety of viewers.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 60
  • Medium: Site-specific installation with artificial bluebirds
  • Width: 20
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 12