Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Harris Building for ArtPrize 2014

So here I am at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan! My venue is the Harris Building, 111 South Division, with its charmingly rusted sign left over from the building's old days as a fine furniture showroom and upstairs Masonic meeting hall. Now converted to an event and exhibition space, the Harris building is hosting 37 artists for ArtPrize 2014, making it one of the denser venues and a great place to see lots of art under one roof.

I was delighted to have several students assisting with the installation of my 1001 cup artworks, and pleased to find we were done in just a day and half, leaving me time to adjust and compose the cup strands, and to start exploring the local coffee bars. There are plenty!  

The view from the street affords a changing impression as the light shifts during the day.

From inside, the cups create a veritable kaleidoscope of color and pattern.

And this is the morning view from my drawing table, where I will be in residence for the next five days, September 24-28th, drawing on cups and adding them to the installation. Bring me a paper coffee cup, have a conversation and maybe I will invite you to draw a cup of your own to take home!

For more details and my drawing schedule, click here:  http://www.artprize.org/gwyneth-leech

For information about ArtPrize in general, other artists, exhibits and maps, visit www.artprize.org

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