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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Chinese Lanterns Released [Videos]

 

On September 28, thousands of Chinese lanterns were released in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize for Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson's "Lights in the Night" entry.

Experience the launch through multiple videos taken from different areas of downtown Grand Rapids.

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Gene Parker
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ArtPrize Spotlight 2012 – Weekend Highlights For September 28 – September 30

September 28 to September 30 will be the biggest and busiest weekend of ArtPrize.

There will be a rush of people trying to get one last look at entries before first round voting ends at 11:59pm on Saturday, September 29.  Then we'll have a rush of people to see the Top 10 after it is announced on Sunday.

It's going to be busy and it's going to be fun!  Let's look at the highlights of the second weekend of ArtPrize 2012.

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Matt Milhouse
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Is ArtPrize’s Mr. Weekend Funny, Sad, Or Both? [Poll]

ArtPrize teaches us that the beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder.  So is the humor.

Mr. Weekend is a 15-foot-tall talking sock puppet.  He talks about not liking his job, getting put back into a crate after ArtPrize, and a variety of topics for about 5 minutes.  Reactions to Mr. Weekend vary widely.

Is Mr. Weekend funny, sad, or both?

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – ‘Good Morning America’ And Rockford’s Ginger Zee Coming To ArtPrize – UPDATE

Rockford High School graduate Ginger Zee will be in West Michigan this weekend.  She is being inducted into the Rockford High School Hall of Fame.

Zee will also be working.

Ginger Zee is the weekend meteorologist for Good Morning America.  Zee will be doing the forecast for Good Morning America from ArtPrize this weekend.

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Gene Parker
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How Often Do You Vote For ArtPrize Entries You Haven’t Seen In Person? [Poll]

To vote in ArtPrize you must create an account, then physically come downtown to activate your account.

Once activated, you are free to vote as you please.  But it can be hard to find the time to see everything you would like to see during ArtPrize.

How often do you vote for ArtPrize entries you haven't seen in person?

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Play Along With ArtPrize Without Going To ArtPrize

If work/school/everything else has you busier than you'd like to be during ArtPrize, we will bring ArtPrize to you.

Carol VanderNat's "Portrait" is interactive and you can participate from wherever you are right now.

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Matt Milhouse
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Are You Happy With The ArtPrize Top 25? [Poll]

ArtPrize's Top 25 is out.  We'll know the Top 10 at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 30.

The Top 25 can continue to change between now and Sunday.  Many are hoping it does.

Are you happy with the ArtPrize Top 25?

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Top 25 And Jurors’ Favorites Revealed

The Top 25 has been revealed.  So has the jurors' favorites in five different categories.

We have the jurors' picks, the Top 25, and more.

The debate around ArtPrize is about to get much louder.  I can't wait.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – ‘Must See’ Venue You May Have Missed

Even though we have over two-and-a-half weeks to enjoy ArtPrize, it's not enough time to see everything worth seeing.

Some venues and curators, such as UICA and SiTE:LAB, continue to impress with their excellent collections and large venues.  They are both must-see venues again this year, but it doesn't take a large venue to have a great collection.

Learn about a smaller must-see venue you may have missed.

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Complete Guide To ArtPrize

The fun has begun.  ArtPrize 2012 will run through October 7.

For weeks, we have been bringing you the very latest about ArtPrize.  The rules, photo galleries, highlights for kids, and much more.

We will continue to cover ArtPrize for the entire duration of the competition and beyond.  This is your starting point for all things ArtPrize!

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Time Lapse Videos Of ArtPrize Entries Being Created [Videos]

I'm not an artist, but I love ArtPrize.  I am repeatedly amazed at the paintings and sculptures we see and I could only imagine how one would physically create one of these pieces...until now.

Check out a these time lapse videos which show some ArtPrize 2012 entries being created. 

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ArtPrize 2012 Spotlight – Opening Weekend Events And Activities

 

The first weekend of ArtPrize can be one of the most fun.  There are 1,517 entries and the "short list"/top 25s have not been announced, making it too early to name any favorites.

There is so much to see and do and so much art to be discovered.  Let's take a look at some of the highlights of the first weekend of ArtPrize 2012.

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