ArtPrize Adventures: 10 interactive entries to check out

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)– From music to movies, the organizers of ArtPrize are branching out to make the world’s largest art competition of its kind even more interactive.

This is the first year ArtPrize is teaming up with the organizers of the Waterfront Film Festival, to attract more big screen artists.

ArtPrize Seven is also building on its partnership with the St. Cecilia Music Center, adding a benefit concert on Sunday, Oct. 4, which will include a performance by “The Voice” finalist Joshua Davis, who is also a Michigan native.

>>More: Michigan’s Joshua Davis takes third on ‘The Voice’

More traditional artists are also looking at ways to involve ArtPrize visitors in their creative process, with entries that tap into different senses.

Here are ten pieces worth checking out:

“Breakthrough”  by the Breakthrough Team

Visitors are encouraged to write a source of stress onto a dish they can then break.  Shards are saved to create a large mosaic symbolizing rebirth and freedom.

BREAKTHROUGH by the Breakthrough Team at DeVos Place. (Oct. 4, 2015)

Location: DeVos Place – 303 Monroe Ave. NW

Display hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 .m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 10 pm., Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


“Whisper” by Emily Kennerk

Visitors whisper into the microphone, causing the dishes and silverware on the table to chatter and clink.

Whisper by Emily Kennerk at 250 Monroe. (Oct. 5, 2015)

Location: 250 Monroe

Display hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.


“Full Circle” by SchanBogle

Includes four interactive zoetropes, which create the illusion of motion within still photographs.

The four exhibits included in "Full Circle" create the illusion of motion with still photographs. (File photo, ArtPrize)
The four exhibits included in “Full Circle” create the illusion of motion with still photographs. (File photo, ArtPrize)

Location: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum – 303 Pearl Street NW

Display hours: Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


“Moral Fiber” by Jessica Wildman

Visitors are encouraged to write their confessions and intentions on paper, which is then hand-spun and woven together via an on-site loom.

Written intentions are woven together as part of "Moral Fiber" at ArtPrize Seven. (File photo, ArtPrize)
Written intentions are woven together as part of “Moral Fiber” at ArtPrize Seven. (File photo, ArtPrize)

Location: Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe

Display hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


“Constructing on Deconstructing” by Carolina Borja and Amy Toscani

A collection of pinatas visitors are encouraged to hit in order to release the artistic contents.

"Constructing on Deconstructing" was born out of ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis. (2015 photo, ArtPrize)
“Constructing on Deconstructing” was born out of ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis. (2015 photo, ArtPrize)

Location: 250 Monroe

“Breaking” sessions: Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


“Technician 3” by Charles Jevremovic

A mock rocket launch control room where visitors are encouraged to push buttons.

"Technician 3" is an ArtPrize piece that encourages visitors to push buttons. (File photo, Peter Ringenberg via ArtPrize)
“Technician 3” is an ArtPrize piece that encourages visitors to push buttons. (File photo, Peter Ringenberg via ArtPrize)

Location: Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts – 2 Fulton Street West

Display hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


“The Heart” by Deanne Nixon

Visitors walk through thin layers of art hanging above their heads.

"The Heart" is Deanne Nixon's first entry into ArtPrize. (File photo, ArtPrize)
“The Heart” is Deanne Nixon’s first entry into ArtPrize. (File photo, ArtPrize)

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel – 187 Monroe Ave. NW

Display hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


“Auralwood” by Jacob Pierzchala

Visitors control the growth of a digital forest by how much noise they make within the venue.

The "growth" of ArtPrize Seven entry "Auralwood" depends on its environment. (File photo, ArtPrize)
The “growth” of ArtPrize Seven entry “Auralwood” depends on its environment. (File photo, ArtPrize)

Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl Street NW

Display hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


 

“Portraits in Coffee” by Ted Kinsman

Four “scratch and sniff” portraits made out of coffee drips.

Ted Kinsman created a digital printer that uses coffee drips instead of ink to create his "Portraits in Coffee" for ArtPrize Seven. (File photos, ArtPrize)
Ted Kinsman created a digital printer that uses coffee drips instead of ink to create his “Portraits in Coffee” for ArtPrize Seven. (File photos, ArtPrize)

Location: The Mitten Brewing Company – 527 Leonard Street NW

Display hours: Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.


“What lifts you” by Kelsey Montague

Visitors are encouraged to stand in front of the wings mural, shoot a photo then post it on social media with the phrase #WhatLiftsYou.

Kelsey Montague says her wings murals gained fame when Taylor Swift snapped a photo in front of her first piece. (2015 photo, ArtPrize)
Kelsey Montague says her wings murals gained fame when Taylor Swift snapped a photo in front of her first piece. (2015 photo, ArtPrize)

Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl Street NW

Display hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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