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Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 1'

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' 2D and Installation choices in the Top 20.
Community member, Rachel Kieras

Community member, Rachel Kieras /Courtesy of GRTV

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Art critics discussed 'Why These Finalists? Part 1' at the ArtPrize Studio at the ArtPrize Hub last night, October 2, 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' 2D and Installation 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. 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. 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 Why The Finalists? Part 1 - Amy Norkus

Norkus returns with thoughts on trying to see all art ArtPrize has to offer and the role of beauty in art

ArtPrize Why The Finalists? Part 1 - Jim Daichendt

Art critic Daichendt talks about asking people to dig deeper in their response to an artwork, past their personal narratives or the amount of time spent, and on the power of conversations at ArtPrize

ArtPrize Why The Finalists? Part 1 - Belinda Tate

Art critic Tate talks about the great energy at ArtPrize and one's ability to discover good art if they take the time.

ArtPrize Why The Finalists? Part 1 - Rachel Kieras

Community member Kieras enjoys critics being able to put to words some of the things she's felt about the art.

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