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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2'

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the event to get their reaction to the critics thoughts on the public's and jurors' 3D and time-based choices in the Top 20.
Morgan LaBarrie talks art with GRTV

Morgan LaBarrie talks art with GRTV /Courtesy of GRTV

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Art critics discussed 'Why These Finalists? Part 2' at the ArtPrize Studio at the ArtPrize Hub Tuesday night, October 3, 2017 on 41 Sheldon Boulevard SE in front of a live audience. The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the event to get their reaction to the critics thoughts on the public's and jurors' 3D and time-based choices in the Top 20.

ArtPrize, the international art competition recognized as the world’s largest annual public art event, revealed the public’s top picks for the ninth annual event on October 1, 2017. A list of the Top 20 can be found here.

Round 2 voting began at 2 p.m. on October 1 and will run through October 5, 2017. The winners of both the public and juried awards totaling $500,000 will be announced at the Ninth Annual ArtPrize Awards Ceremony, according to ArtPrize. Find a complete link to The Rapidian's ArtPrize coverage here.

ArtPrize 9 Why These Finalists? Pt 2 - Morgan LaBarrie

Local Grand Valley student and ArtPrize intern talks about learning from the different perspectives of the art critics.

ArtPrize 9 Why These Finalists? Pt 2 - Kulapat Yantrasast

Founder of wHY Architecture and designer of the Grand Rapids Art Museum Yantrasast discusses how he enjoys returning to Grand Rapids for ArtPrize and his thoughts on a couple of the pieces

ArtPrize 9 Why These Finalists? Pt 2 - Kyd Kane

ArtPrize artist and spoken word poet Kane reacts to the critics comments on her entry and about bringing poetry into a typically visual art arena.

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