ArtPrize, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of the largest competitive, international art exhibits in the world. I was fortunate in being selected to display eight of my LED color-changing light sculptures in a centrally located art gallery. This installation of freely standing columns is called Illuminated Thoughts.
There are three separate series which comprise this installation: Columns of Thought, Writing, and Art. Further information about these series can be found in the light sculpture section of this website’s Online Gallery.
ArtPrize is a unique art festival with hundreds of participating artists at venues all over the city. Besides art exhibits there are performances, lectures, concerts and events for the entire family. It is one of the world’s premier art exhibits and art fairs.
From the ArtPrize website: “Three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public. It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.”
ArtPrize took place in September and October 2015. My installation was at the First Park Congregational Church, 10 East Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The church had just completed a $2 million expansion in order to have space for art installations.