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artprize2010

A post-ArtPrize assessment: The effects of rewards

by Paul Wittenbraker (pwitt)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under OPINION

Writer Alfie Kohn examines the use of rewards and presents a fascinating case for how rewards often fail, especially when the desired outcome is human quality. In his book, Punished by Rewards, Kohn outlines five reasons that rewards fail. I tried...

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Deinstalling Lure/Wave

by Gretchen Vinnedge (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 ArtPrize doesn't end until all of the artwork is taken down.  On Monday, Lure/Wave was deinstalled from the new UICA building.

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Looks like a winner: Deconstructing the West Michigan Aesthetic

by Mark Rumsey (markrumsey)

Submitted 10-12-2010 under OPINION

As a working artist I spend a great deal of time trying to determine how people act, react, or interact with art. The relationship between art and viewer is determined by how a person evaluates what they are looking at. Having traveled and presented...

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What #ArtPrize2010 has taught us

by Matthew Russell (mattsimoto)

Submitted 10-12-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff: It's been a busy few weeks for Grand Rapids and that means it's been busy at The Rapidian, too. ArtPrize season brought us a lot of content from both new and existing reporters, a multitude of arts-entertainment and...

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Sweeping up after Artprize: Joe Mangrum sand art de-installation

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under OPINION

 As an Artprize venue that housed nine artists, the Goodspeed Lofts (Cherry and Grandville) in downtown Grand Rapids has been our home for the last three weeks. We made a lot of new friends there, shot a ton of video of great art and music, and...

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What was not in the top 10: Video art

by Elizabeth VanArragon (evanarragon)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under OPINION

I was sorry to see that the ArtPrize top ten did not include a single example of photography, film, or video art. I was not surprised to see the continued preference for conventional “art” materials and processes by the majority of ArtPrize voters...

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Why I Didn't Vote for Cavalry

by Mara Naselli (mnaselli)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under OPINION

I suppose it is no surprise that Cavalry won. The only thing we midwesterners love more than work is a righteous affirmation of work. I have a lot of respect for the skill and scale of the drawing. Without question, the draftsmanship is stunning....

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Cabildo takes advantage of ArtPrize entry to bring music to public areas

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On Wednesday night, local band Cabildo had a solid caravan of 25 people - musicians and admirers - following them by bicycle and on foot to nine pianos sprinkled around downtown. The pianos were part of UK-based Luke Jerram's ArtPrize entry, "Play...

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Looking at "Plan B" by the Beerhorst Family and Collaborators

by Lynn McKeown (mckeowl1)

Submitted 10-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 "Plan B" by the Beerhorst Family and Collaborators for ArtPrize 2010.

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A look at "Shout Hole" by artist George Schmidt

by Lynn McKeown (mckeowl1)

Submitted 10-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 "Shout Hole" by George Schmidt for ArtPrize 2010.

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