Today is the final day for first-round voting for ArtPrize. By 11:59 p.m. tonight, the votes will be counted and the top 20 public-vote art works will be in the running for the brass ring.

One of the entries in ArtPrize 8 is Heart of West Michigan United Way with their exhibit, "People Helping People," and it's on display at United Way, 188 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, 49503.

 

People Helping People is a collection of narrative portraits celebrating a few of the outstanding volunteers who are united in the common cause of improving our community. They are the unsung heroes among us.

These photographs are meant to give voice to people through art. The bold, simple quotes are intended to support the larger, contextual photos and enhance the visible passion of the individual. When combined with their personal stories, these portraits remind us that there is no one type of person, no age group or chosen few who control the evolution of our community. Each person and organization is different, with their own story and their own reasons for why they do what they do.

The Photographer: Adam Bird, Writer: Jessica Young, Designer: Danielle Kendra, and, Project Managers: Maribeth Groen and Kristina Bird.

Want to vote? Vote number is 64355.