Four Local Artists Featured At ArtPrize
N3 Entertainment Team
Four of the more than 14,000 pieces in this year’s ArtPrize come from a quartet of creators from our area who will share space in one of the downtown venues during this eclectic, eccentric, and often electric extravaganza of artistic expression making its annual visit to Grand Rapids beginning Wednesday, September 21st.
These locally produced and environmentally inspired works were selected to grace the grounds of...
...Brick & Porter a haven of great beer and bar food located at 49 Monroe Center.
We at N3 applaud these members of the extensive artisan community our area enjoys, as they share their creations with the tens of thousands who will pause to ponder their productions over the next 2 ½ weeks.
If you’re heading down during that time, (and you really, really should…..trust me on this because ArtPrize is simply not to be missed) stop by Brick & Porter to scope out these imaginative works from our local talent.
And if you’re as impressed as the noted art critics at N3 World Headquarters?
Cast a ballot their way.
After all, it’s Art Prize.
Environmental Art – by Sherri Russell
Studies have proven that nature can improve and transform moods, self-esteem, stress and healing.
See how artist, Sherri Russell illustrates these positive impacts through her "nature inspired art" work of art. This realistic and attention grabbing, 5ft x 5ft mixed media collage of plants, water, rocks and more, also includes motion activated chirping birds and timed LED lights that illuminate the stream.
Parents, have fun helping your kids discover the many nature related objects placed within this display on-site: A pine cone, acorn nut, turkey feather, dragonfly, young rabbit, black spider, blue racer snake, young turtle, blue jay bird, red cardinal bird, petoskey stone, butterfly, deer antler, fishing lure and frog bones and more!.
Hexagonaria Percarinata – by Eric Le Mire
A three dimensional sculptural form rendered in mix media in order to portray the most prized Michigan stone gatherer's prize, Hexagonaria Percarinata or the Petoskey stone. Hex is executed in multiple layers of acrylic and poly resin to create a trompe l`oeil replicating the patterns and translucent nature of actual stone. Seated upon two pedestals treated with native copper verdigris, Hex is meant to create a dialogue concerning Michigan`s unique and rather exotic geological history, and our human relationship with it.
Bridge – by Rachel Wisner
Mixed media using river rocks collected from the Muskegon River (river in the piece) and recycled glass from the Newaygo County recycling center. The Train Bridge that crosses the Muskegon River in Downtown Newaygo - locally known as "Wisner Canoes Landing" is an icon and been photographed thousands of times and is a place of great memories for the artist. Addicted to rock collecting and kayaking, she decided to put the addiction to use and searched the river for the perfect stones to build the piece. Countless hours spent separating the colors of glass to show the reflections on the water... the bloody fingertips were worth it! All glued in then a two part epoxy poured on to 'glaze' the scene in place. River, Rocks, Glass, Shiny Things, Bridge... love! What a fantastic experience - thank you for visiting!
New Things Brewing In Michigan – by Lesa Van Singel
This is a mixed media two sided entry on a gessoed Michigan cut out wood board. One side depicts the beer and wine trails of Michigan. The other side is Michigan's state bird which is the Robin. As a fine artist and illustrator, I wanted to create an art piece that represents how Michigan is bringing change and new life to the state by supporting local farms, wineries and businesses. The Robin represents new life and a change of season. Michigan is making a mark on the map by creating new businesses in the beer and wine industry through the wineries and breweries opening up throughout the entire state.
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