Art piece tells story of Reeds Lake

Ice Breakers by ChrIce Breakers by Chris LaPorteis LaPorte
Ice Breakers by Chris LaPorte

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Art can tell a lot of different stories about a lot of different subjects. There’s one piece of art that tells the history of a very popular lake in East Grand Rapids. The portrait “Ice Breakers” by ArtPrize 2010 winner Chris LaPorte tells the story of the men who worked at the ice houses on the shores of Reeds Lake during the early 1900s.

The drawing will hang in the upper level rotunda of the East Grand Rapids Community Center inside the library. A date has not been set for the installation, but it will happen in 2016. The city says no taxpayer funds were used for the project.
If you’re interested in staying up to date on the Ice Breakers project, visit the City of East Grand Rapids Facebook page.

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