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Rapidian on the street: Public at Ford Museum responds to Why These Finalists panel

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As Critical Discourse continues, art professionals discussed the finalists at Why These Finalists Part 1 on Monday night. We spoke to the public and found their responses to the panelists' thoughts.
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Critical Discourse event portions of video courtesy of WOOD TV8


With five of the 20 ArtPrize finalists discussed at Why These Finalists: Part 1 located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, The Rapidian and GRTV headed down to that popular venue to see what the public thought of the finalists as well as their own thoughts about the panelists' understanding of the work. The Ford Museum has six of the top 20 public vote finalists, with the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Center both having four public vote finalists at their venues.

Artwork reviewed includes "Reach and Splash," "Sensi," "Triple Play" and "Northwood Awakening."

Votes for second round finalist are collected until Thursday night at 11:59 p.m., on the ArtPrize website or smartphone app. Voters must register and activate their registration within the ArtPrize boundaries to be able to vote.

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