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1 Sep

Diversity Comes to ArtPrize!

Last, but certainly not least, the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown would like to introduce you to our final artist for ArtPrize 2017. The artist is…drumroll please…

We Are All Different Fish But We All Swim Together by: Jerry Berta

Jerry Berta and his students from Kentwood Public Schools! Jerry and his students are no strangers to ArtPrize and they are back this year with their piece We Are All Different Fish but We All Swim Together. Using ceramics, found materials, and laser cut wood fish from our previously featured artist Corey Carpenter, 500-800 different fish, designed by the students at Kentwood Public Schools, will take the shape of larger fish on a 160ft fence. The project was part of a lesson Mr. Berta taught on diversity and the importance of working together to create a better world though we are all so uniquely different. This piece will be lining our front lawn alongside Pearl Street and will definitely be hard to miss. Make sure you stop on over to see the beautiful fish along with the other 12 pieces we will have the pleasure of hosting this year! The competition runs from September 20 – October 8, 2017.

Thank you for meeting all of our artists and we look forward to seeing you for another great ArtPrize season! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for behind the scenes photos of the ArtPrize installation process as well as updates on ArtPrize related events! See you there!