ArtPrize 2015 Opens!

Weighing the Landscape | September 9 – October 11, 2015 | (106) Gallery | Grand Rapids MI
ArtPrize is a “radically open competition” held in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two and a half weeks each fall. This year the Calvin College (106) Gallery presents, “WEIGHING THE LANDSCAPE.” Drawing on the environment for both thematic and formal inspiration, these twelve ArtPrize artists explore and measure connections within the landscape. Whether it is the relationship between strength and fragility, sustainability and wastefulness, light and dark, or growth and decay, each artist addresses the topic in unique ways. As a result, this measuring of opposites brings questions to mind. How does one find beauty in deterioration, see order within chaos, address stewardship amongst change, or understand rigidity within an organic space? These and other questions are at the root of the artistic process and invite the viewer to weigh the landscape in this exhibition. If you are in the Grand Rapids area, visit the gallery at: (106) Gallery and Studio, 106 South Division Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 and register to vote for your favorite piece!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | ArtPrize 2015 Opens

The artists are: Valerie Allen, Al Denyer, Kate Gesel, Yasmin Khalaf, Karen Lemmert & David Naill of MANIFOLD Design, Jeannette MacDougall, Armin Mersmann, Zach Mory, Kimberly Roush, Sam Soet, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk, and Jenni Ward

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