A team of artists and psychologists are allowing people to symbolically breakthrough issues by physically breaking plates at DeVos Place during ArtPrize Seven. The broken plates are then turned into the ashes of a mosaic which shows a phoenix rising. The ArtPrize entry is titled "BREAKTHROUGH…
ArtPrize artist Mher Khachatryan has displayed work in galleries in Armenia and the United States. His ArtPrize entry "Dedicated to the victims of 1915 Genocide" aims to raise awareness of the over 1.5 million Armenians who died.
Hundreds attended the Community Arts Celebration at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids to welcome the first day of ArtPrize. One of the events highlights was a Bob Ross look-alike competition. See photos of the finalists on stage and watch impersonations.
Jeffrey Augustine Songco's ArtPrize installation "Revelry" at Calder Plaza is a 200 foot long chain link fence decorated with 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads. Songco explains how the piece came together, the use of color and more.