Elín and I went to Artprize this weekend with my sister and her boyfriend. As of this writing, the contest has been narrowed down to 10 finalists from the original 1700+. I was extremely impressed by the quality of work (for the most part) and it generated some interesting conversation with friends and family (Bigger = better?, art vs. craft, etc.). My favorite venues were the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Public Museum. Some of my favorite pieces:
This was an installation by Melissa Leitch. She's the mother of a childhood friend and, as you can see, an amazing artist. Awesome job, Mrs. L!