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Votes are in: ArtPrize "top ten" announced today

Lindsey Smith
Michigan Radio
"Rain" by Ann Arbor artist Lynda Cole 'is a kinetic sculpture using 7600 squares of silver leaf on polyester film. The squares are suspended within a 10 ft. cube of space and move with ambient air current.'

From ArtPrize's website today:

Here are the ArtPrize 2011 Top Ten in alphabetical order. Voting on the top ten will begin at 7:00 PM Thursday, September 29, and continue through 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 5. The first place winner and the order of the Top Ten will be announced at 6:30 PM on Thursday, October 6 at DeVos Performance Hall. Tickets are available at the ArtPrize HUB at 41 Sheldon. Laura Alexander The Tempest II Paul Baliker Ocean Exodus Ritch Branstrom “Rusty” A sense of direction/self portrait of the artist Lynda Cole Rain Sunti Pichetchaiyakul President Gerald Ford Visits ArtPrize Bill Secunda “Mantis Dreaming” LiveStatue and Friends – Robert Shangle and Jasper Shangle Under Construction Mia Tavonatti Crucifixion Llew (Doc) Tilma Grizzlies on the Ford The Metaphorest Project Tracy Van Duinen, Andy Bellomo, Todd Osborne, Phil Schuster Metaphorest

Each of those artists will receive at least $7,000.

Over the next week, people will be able to cast just one vote for their favorite of the top ten. All of the ArtPrize entries will stay on display through the end of the contest.

The winner will be announced one week from today.



Lindsey Smith is Michigan Radio’s investigative reporter. She previously served as Michigan Radio’s Morning News Editor and West Michigan Reporter.