Monday, September 30, 2013

Artprize Winner from 2012- Elephants

 This huge three paneled piece was displayed in one of the first buildings we visited to get our map.  It said it was done with graphite pencil and "an old sock".  It's a huge piece which a person who was speaking about it said that the artist worked on it while it was being looked at last year and as she worked and added more, she started drawing more and more and even off the paper onto the wall!  The video showed how they were cutting out the walls and removing even the metal studs to save her work!  You can see the tree extends over the elephant!  The detail and the dark and light values make it so beautiful.

If you google Artprize you can read more about this event in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Family visit in Grand Rapids to see ARTPRIZE

 Artprize is a three week display of artwork from all over the world and is set up throughout the whole city. There were 1250 exhibitors of all types of art including painting, wood carving, sculpture, pencil, mixed media, everything you could think of.  We enjoy going even though we could never see it all.  The weather was perfect this year and it's always great to see our Grandson and get the family together.  

 Everett looking over a fountain
 This art piece was in a shoe store and is made up of squares of leather from their shoe samples and depicts the city of Grand Rapids.
 I loved the building reflections on the glass windows.  The city is beautiful right on the river.

A large wood burning picture of the city from a photo from the 1800's.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Trip to Saugatuck and Gr. Rapids

 We took a short trip to Saugatuck when my sister and her husband came for a visit.  This is the restaurant in Fennville we ate at- it's in a train car.
 Our room at the Bed and Breakfast we stayed at and the barn on the grounds.
 Then on to Grand Rapids to see our son and family- Everett at the door!