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ArtPrize Top Ten Announced

Votes have been cast and the Top Ten of ArtPrize 2012 includes taxidermy, Chris LaPorte, and a return to Eden. Voting for Top 3 ends Thursday, October 4 - what entry will get your vote?
Underwriting support from:
"The Chase" by Artistry of Wildlife

"The Chase" by Artistry of Wildlife /courtesy of ArtPrize

Return to Eden by Sandra Bryant

Return to Eden by Sandra Bryant /courtesy of ArtPrize

Thousands of people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle for the ArtPrize Top Ten Announcement. Preceeding the announcement was the presentation of the winners of the St. Cecilia Music Center song competition by St. Cecilia Executive Director Cathy Holbrook and Michael Crittenden from Mackinaw Harvest Studios. Winners in five categories each received a cash prize of $2,000 and were selected by voters from a pool of 79 entries. 

St. Cecilia Music Center Winners: 

Classical: "Concerto for Section Percussion and Orchestra" by principal timpanist of the Grand Rapids Symphony, Shannon Wood

Folk/Country: "Easier" by local breakout band The Crane Wives

Rock/Blues: "Win my Love," by veterans of the scene Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys

Jazz: "Grand Traverse Bay," by Michigan jazz artist Roger MacNaughton

Pop/Electronic: "Shakti Gayatri," by Michael Cohen 

Rick DeVos announced the Top 10, selected by over 42,000 people who cast nearly 400,000 votes. Voting from the Top Ten is now open and will close Thursday, October 4 at 11:59pm. Voters can select one entry in this second round.

Top Ten:

"Song of Lift" by Martijn van Wagtendonk, showing at the UICA 

"Life in Wood" by Dan Heffron, showing at the B.O.B.

"Stick-to-it-ive-ness: Unwavering pertinacity; perseverance" by Richard Morse, showing in the Grand River 

"Rebirth of Spring" by Frits Hoendervanger, showing at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 

"Origami" by Kumi Yamashita, showing at the Grand Rapids Art Museum 

"Return to Eden" by Sandra Bryant, showing at the Grand Rapids Public Museum 

"City Band" by Chris LaPorte, showing at the Grand Rapids Art Museum 

"Elephants" by Adonna Khare, showing at the Grand Rapids Art Museum 

"The Chase" by Artistry of Wildlife, showing at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

"Lights in the Night" by Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson, which took place on Friday, September 28 in downtown Grand Rapids

Voting from the Top Ten is now open and will close Thursday, October 4 at 11:59pm. 









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