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The next meeting of the MIWCA is coming up on April 17, 2010. We will begin by participating in a “SlowArt” event at the Grand Rapids Art Museum at 11:00 am. The event itself is free but museum entry is required ($8). Below are details taken from the event site:
Grand Rapids Slow Art Day, presented by ArtPrize
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
11:00AM – 12:30PM – art viewing, 1:00PM -2:30PM Lunch at the GRAM Cafe
ArtPrize (Kevin Buist and Bill Holsinger-Robinson)
Fee: You pay the museum admission yourself day of the event and also pay for your own lunch.
Participants go to the Grand Rapids Art Museum on their own at 11:00AM (there is an $8 admission fee). Then, meet up for lunch at 1:00PM at the GRAM Café for discussion. Participants buy their own lunch.
Participants will spend about ten minutes with the following five works from the permanent collection. Each is located on the third floor.
- William Merritt Chase, The Opera Cloak (Gallery 3)
- Richard Diebenkorn, Ingleside (Gallery 4)
- Oscar Kokoschka, Vienna, View from Liebharstal I (Gallery 6)
- Joan Mitchell, The River (Gallery 7)
- Lewis Luman Cross, Bird’s Eye View of Passenger Pigeons Nesting(Gallery 2)
ArtPrize + Slow Art Day
ArtPrize and Slow Art Day share a similar goal, but accomplish it in very different ways. When we met the founders of Slow Art Day, we wanted it to happen in Grand Rapids, so we decided to host and promote the event.
In some ways, we’re opposites. Which we find really interesting. Slow Art asks you to devote a lot of time to each work, while ArtPrize challenges participants to sort through over a thousand works in a short period of time. ArtPrize pushes production of new work, Slow Art appreciates existing work in museum collections. ArtPrize turns the city into an art gallery, Slow Art requires participants to patronize (and in a small way, fund) existing art institutions.
Join us at the museum, take a deep breath, slow down, and enjoy some art.
Immediately following we will have a brief WCA meeting and then everyone will be free to go! We have a limited number of slots reserved so RSVP is essential to make sure there is room. Hope to see you there!