Juried nominations at Meijer Gardens

“House” by Osman Khan.


GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park hosts three pieces on the ArtPrize Shortlist this year.

In the first five days of ArtPrize, Meijer Gardens has had a 45% increase in visitors over last year. The venue is about five miles from where most of the ArtPrize action happens.

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Some of the jurors top picks include three 3D pieces at Meijer Gardens:

  • “From Afar It Is an Island” by Alisha Wessler
  • “Wallwave vibration (anatomy of a diagram)” by Loris Cecchini
  • “House” by Osman Khan

>>Photos: Jurors name top picks for ArtPrize 2014

“We take this exhibition very seriously because it runs more than just the ArtPrize length. It goes until January and we started working on this more than a year ago,” said Joe Becherer, the Chief Curator of Meijer Gardens. “We turned to artists in our permanent collection literally artists all over the world to recommend emerging artists that might come together and form a very fantastic exhibition.”

24 Hour News 8 Amanda Jarrett spoke with Becherer. To watch his full interview, click on the video above.

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