Tuesday, September 27, 2016


 My daughter came in to town today and we spent five hours visiting Art Prize.  I thought I'd show you some pictures of this awesome event.  Above is Mason The Tortoise, a collection of scrap metal.

 This is the Flower Power Elephant.

 The Path - one of three sculptures that represent the artist's interpretation of a spiritual voyage.

 Moan, a sculpture made of crochet flax cord then attached to a steel frame.

 Turning Away made entirely of 9,000 steel decking screws.

 We had music too!
 Above is Emoh: Sculpture/time capsule and temporary home. It is made of debris from demolished houses.  It represents our earth and backward system regarding homelessness, vacancy and the fragile environment.   The man in the front is making the inside of this sculpture his home during the Art Prize event.
 Care were painted.  I don't know how true it is, but someone told me that the person who gets the most votes on the painting done on one of these cars, gets a free car!

 Over the past year the artist and six kids painted over 1,000 rocks.  They were painted in matching pairs.  Half of the pairs are on display at the Children's Museum.  The matching half was hidden all over Grand Rapids.  When you walk around Grand Rapids and see one of those rocks, you are to take a picture of it and share it on social media with the #RockAroundGR.  What a cute idea!

 This piece touched my heart.  It is PTS by Cassandra Burgess.

 This is called Wounded Warrior and these toy green army men made the full size wheel chair below.
 The Wounded Warrior made entirely out of toy green army men.

 This is The Last Whistle.  The iconic blue collar worker of our American history, whose significant contributions to the fabric of our society and the strength of our economy, is very likely part of your ancestry.
 There was also art made entirely of LEGO toy pieces.

 Birth of an Idea - a radial mandala design using quilled paper.

 There was a little humor too.  Vincent van Gogh Observed - four humorous fictions about the artist.

I thought this a good way to end the day.  Flushed IBD - Let's Find a Cure!

The above pictures represent a very small part of Art Prize.  This event is large and takes a lot more time than we had to see everything. It is an event I look forward to each year.

DON'T FORGET these happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Bees in the Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Cookbook BOM,  Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Freezer Paper Applique, Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Intermediate Quilting, Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Bargello Runner & Place Mat, Friday, Sept. 30
  • Quilts On The Grand, October 7 - 9 at the Delta Plex
Be sure to check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles


Annie said...

Thank you, Caroll, for the great tour of Art Prize! What a great creative event.

Lynn said...

Loved looking at all the art pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.