Experience ArtPrize in a new way with ArtPrize+. Join us for free events celebrating the intersection of art, mind and movement at ArtPrize Nine.
Art viewing is fun at ArtPrize. But we know that experiences with art are good for your mind, body and spirit too. New in 2017, we have partnered with some friends and experts in the field of meditation and yoga to bring you ArtPrize+, free events celebrating the intersection of art, mind and movement. Please read up, as each event has a unique offering, challenge and opportunity — then RSVP because space is limited at these intimate community happenings!
Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017 @ DeVos Place Convention Center
12-12:45 p.m. Funky Buddha Yoga, 12:45 p.m. Private Venue Tour
Celebrate the Opening Day of ArtPrize with a little lunchtime field trip. Enjoy 45 minutes of Funky Buddha Yoga on the beautiful riverside deck at DeVos Place Convention Center, followed by a private venue tour with DeVos Place’s ArtPrize curator, Eddie Tadlock. The ArtPrize experience at DeVos Place is brought to you full of fun, creativity, a little tension, honest conversation, and a modicum of humor. In 2017, DeVos Place will host an international Womens Pavilion!
Thursday Sept. 21, 2017 @ The Blue Bridge
8:30-9 p.m. Artist Meet & Greet, 9-10 p.m. Funky Buddha Yoga
ArtPrize + The Blue Bridge + Funky Buddha Yoga + LASERS. This experience is crazy funky cool – even in Funky-Buddha-land. Join us at 8:30 p.m. for an artist meet and greet with our funky friend AJ Paschka, then enjoy an hour of Funky Buddha yoga, in the dark, on a bridge, beneath the splendor of his ArtPrize Nine installation, "STARFALL."
Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ The ArtPrize Clubhouse
7:30 –8:30 a.m.
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience ArtPrize in a meaningful way — join us for a morning of mindfulness and meditation designed with you in mind.
Hosted by the experts at From the Heart Yoga and Tai Chi Center, this workshop will introduce the practice of meditation in a very practical and down to earth way. The practice of meditation is of great value in bringing one deeper into the many levels and states of awareness that reside in the heart. In this fast moving society meditation practice grants the mind serenity, the heart freedom and the body deep rest. The more we connect with our own awareness the clearer we are able to observe the world around us. This will be a great preparation for observing and experiencing all that ArtPrize has to offer.
The workshop will take place at the ArtPrize Clubhouse, located at 50 Louis St NW 49503 on the 7th floor, and will begin at 7:30 a.m and end promptly at 8:30 a.m. Come in your work attire, or whatever is most comfortable to you. Coffee, juices and a healthy breakfast snack will be offered.
Saturday Sept. 30, 2017 @ the city water building by the richard app gallery
9:30-10:30 a.m. Funkuy Buddha Yoga, 10:30 a.m. Private Venue Tour
Experience ArtPrize in a whole new way: Unique Venue + Movement + Art Education. Enjoy 60 minutes of Funky Buddha Yoga immersed in art, followed by a private venue tour with the city water building’s ArtPrize curator and local gallery owner, Richard App. This year’s city water building theme is 'More Than Meets the Eye.' We are challenging our artists and our audience to look deeper than the surface of the work. Deeper meaning, deeper feeling as well as using the space to amplify the work and create a cohesive environment for the work but at the same time gives space for each work to stand alone.
Saturday, Oct. 7 @ Ah-Nab-Awen Park
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience ArtPrize in a meaningful way — join us for a morning of Tai Chi and art in Aw-Nab-Awen Park.
Hosted by the experts at From the Heart Yoga and Tai Chi Center, this workshop is designed for all levels of participants and will introduce the practice of Tai Chi while overlooking the grant winning ArtPrize entry, "Land Chimes" by Joshua Lantzy and Jamie Topper. Following the workshop Katie Moore, Exhibitions Manager at ArtPrize, will give a brief overview of the "Land Chimes" installation and the artists' vision. Come in your street clothes, or whatever clothing is most comfortable to you.By Amelea Pegman on