Sleeping Bear Dunes getting 2013 ArtPrize-winning quilt

Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore by Ann Loveless
ArtPrize 2013 winner "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore" was Ann Loveless' third attempt at winning ArtPrize. (file photo)

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — A quilt inspired by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that won the 2013 ArtPrize competition is going on permanent display at the northern Michigan park’s visitor center.

The 20-foot-long by 5-foot-tall quilt created by Ann Loveless of Frankfort, Michigan, won $200,000 in public voting at the Grand Rapids event.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports ArtPrize is donating the quilt. It will be installed in the gallery at the park’s Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire, near other selections from the park’s Artist-In-Residence collection of visual arts.

Merrith Baughman, the park’s chief of interpretation and visitor services, says the quilt “shows the park in a different way.”

The quilt is to be unveiled April 16 at a National Park Service Centennial program called “Find Your Art in the Park.”

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle

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