1. Chris LaPorte: City Band


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    Chris LaPorte is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based artist who loves to draw. He is currently creating a life size pencil drawing called "City Band" for submission in the 2012 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, MI. This is the story of City Band's beginnings and the massive undertaking of an epic work of art. With City Band, Chris attempts to create a visual narrative that plays on the idea of one’s life equating to lines, physical ones and metaphorical ones. City Band took a year to create and is inspired by a photograph of Chris' grandfather's 1926 high school marching band in Bay City, Michigan. City Band is not a copy of a photograph but an original composition, with an original environment and original figure postures and positions. Drawn in a series of panels on the wall, no projection of any kind was used in its creation. You can follow Chris LaPorte and City Band's progress at chrislaporte.com and at artprize.com.

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    • Gun Country


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      130 toys guns suspended on the roof of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI. 09-11-14. More work viewable at www.mmike.com.

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      • The Art of Inspiration


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        Vimeo partnered with ArtPrize and put out the call for people to shoot interviews, time-lapses, events, and the wonderful people of Grand Rapids. Vimeo compiled the submitted footage and edited together a short crowd sourced documentary about The Art of Inspiration. We were proud to have 98 individuals join our project and 56 videos submitted in total. Check out all of the videos submitted here: http://vimeo.com/groups/artprize2011 Thanks to all who submitted footage and provided interviews! Footage submitted by: Nicholas Kuiper, Anna Gustafson, SEI Studios, Aron Amond, Scopitone VidBox, Michelle Pittman, Karen Dunnam, Rapid Media, Hilary Cummins, Jonathan Brilliant, Carole Feuerman, Brent A. Saulic, Steven Soles, DVS Creative, Ryan Wyrick, Reed Multimedia, Kate Luttman, Jessica Matousek, Emily Gerlach, Jericho Castillo, Katie Fisher, Ryan Aeschliman, Elizabeth Shepard, Nick McVey, Casey DiDonato, Amber Andrews, Brian Hedrick, Kyle Hoogewarf, Thomas White, Christina Miller, James Soles, Elisabeth Haviland James, Lynda Ostosh, SUCH Video, Canvas Voice, Filippo Tagliati, Gretchen Vinnedge, River City Improv, Jason James, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids Griffins / Occam Photography, John Vanderhaggen. Interviews: Kevin Buist, Filippo Tagliati, Mia Tavonatti, Ryan Spencer Reed, Mary Geeting, Deanna Morse, Paddy Johnson, Boshra al Saadi, Vyana Slattery, Soba One, Michael McCafrey. Music by: The Little Village http://thelittlevillage.bandcamp.com/

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        • Vision


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          David Spriggs - Vision 2010 Acrylic paint on multiple sheets of transparent film, display case, springs, lighting. 108 x 130 x 36 inches / 274 x 330 x 92 cm. The work of David Spriggs lies in a space between the 2 and 3 dimensions. His installations use a technique he developed in 1999 using multiple painted layered images in space to create unique 3D ephemeral like forms. He explores the representation and strategies of power, the symbolic meanings of colour, movement, and the thresholds of form and perception. The subjects depicted in his work specifically relate to the breakdown and recreation of form and volume - as seen through his interest in cyclones, explosions, and forces. David Spriggs is currently is based in Montreal. He was born in 1978 in Manchester, England, and immigrated to Canada in 1992. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. He has recently exhibited work at the Galerie de l'UQAM in Montreal, the Louis Vuitton Gallery in Macau, and at the Sharjah Biennal 9 in the UAE. His work can be found in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Quebec.

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          • Official Video: Rob Bliss 2009 ArtPrize Paper Airplane Event


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            Creo Productions' official video of event planner Rob Bliss' 2009 ArtPrize entry, "100,000 Paper Airplanes and Melodies Over Monroe." On September 27, 2009, over 20,000 people flooded downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan to play the main melody of Sigur Rós' "Olsen Olsen." The paper airplanes were 100 percent post-consumer and were picked up by children, participants and a professional cleaning crew. Video produced by www.creoproductions.com and crew. Music by Sigur Rós; used with permission.

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            • ArtPrize 2014


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              ArtPrize 2014 as captured by Brian Kelly with music by the Soil and the Sun. ArtPrize 2014 runs September 24 - October 12. Learn more at artprize.org

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              • Field of Reeds


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                • Vimeo @ ArtPrize


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                  music by: S. American Agriculture Vimeo Offline: ArtPrize Edition event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270179166327152 Want to help us shoot the video? Check out: http://vimeo.com/groups/artprize2011/forumthread:244104

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                  • ArtPrize 2010 Retrospective


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                    A short retrospective of ArtPrize 2010, which took place September 22 - October 10. 1,713 artists exhibited in 192 venues within a three-square mile section of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, all vying for the world's largest cash prize for art: $250,000. A total of $449,000 was given away to the top 10 artists, which were decided solely by a public vote. Over 460,000 votes were cast. Over 250,000 visitors attended. Produced by Brian Kelly Photography.

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                    • Ran Ortner in his studio


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                      From the Storming the Castle Pictures documentary film "Art is the Prize" currently in production, this clip features Ran Ortner. Production and editing, storming the castle pictures © 2011, storming the castle pictures All rights reserved

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