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Monday, November 5, 2012

Colors of Community

Last month I posted about an annual event in Grand Rapids called Artprize.  There is a church in my town that is doing a small scale version of that for the next few weeks.  There are businesses sponsoring this and profits will go to helping a boy from Guatemala get a cochlear implant!
They signed up artists from the community to share 4 pieces of their work.  I don't know how many people are involved but there is a lot of art shown through their halls right now.
People get to walk around and look at all the art, then choose their top three.  There will be winners in the popular vote and there will also be judges selecting their favorites.
Here are a few pieces I enjoyed.


This is a painting of Grand Rapids at night.


I really like this photo.  The artist calls it "Reunited", as the leaves are reunited with the branches in the reflection.

A beautiful painting of a civil war soldier.


This mosaic is called "The Tree of Life".    It doesn't show in this picture, but there are tiles with words scattered through the leaves.



Here are a few familiar pieces.  Bob has some of his carvings on display.

Here are the other 3 pieces.
It's fun looking at all the art and also seeing his on display!

9 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Bob's carvings are amazing. I enjoyed that reflection art work, too.

Connie said...

Ken & I went last Friday night and really enjoyed it. Guess who we voted for - your right on.

Beth said...

My favorite is the leaves one, but they are all outstanding. What a wonderful idea!
Love Bob's work esp. the self-made man. Does he sell them some place or are they mainly for his enjoyment of making them?

Lauren Davenport said...

Those are amazing. I wish I had artistic talent like that!

Penny said...

I wish I were crafty and could paint like that!

Raise Them Up said...

I love the "Reunited" photo, too. The title is so fitting! Very cool. And I will never cease to be amazed at Bob's carvings. He is so talented! Thanks for sharing. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Bob is talented. I love the leaf photo and the tile picture. That's very clever.

Betsy Brock said...

wow! How very neat...what a talent Bob is! And what a great cause!

Musicaljean said...

I never cease to be amazed at Bob's carvings! He is amazingly talented!!