Founders Taproom: ArtPrize Venue

The city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is gearing up for the fourth annual ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition, which means our hometown will be focused on art from September 19 to October 7. We’re a venue again this year and are excited to be showing the work of nine different artists in our taproom space.

Stop in to see the work of these artists:

William Wanick will be showing “Steve and the Things That Are Bothering Him”. He will be submitting a 2-D painting created with spray paint and paint marker. This image is representative of his work:

Willaim Wanick ArtPrize 2012

Joshua T. Smith will be showing “Victory” made using an art board, oil paint and aluminum leaf. This is a photo of his painting in progress:

Joshua T. Smith's painting Victory

Jordana Dickinson will be showing a functioning rug made out of Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard and Red’s Rye PA six-pack carriers in a piece called “Dirty Reds Centennial Shag”:

Jordana Dickinson

Mike Kapetyn will be showing a kayak made from wood (western red cedar, reclaimed redwood, aspen and walnut) with inlays of a compass rose and the Great Lakes in a piece named “Achieve”:

Mike Kapetyn

Cathy Fox is showing “September Morning”, a photograph taken on Singer Island, Florida, and printed on Giclee canvas:

Cathy Fox

C.A. Durfee will be performing his piece “FOOTPRINTS on a SMALL FRAGILE PLANET” using “solar pyrography” (designs created focusing the sun through various lenses). This is a photograph representative of Durfee’s work:

Jake Kosten will be showing “Kratos”, a photograph exploring the way smoke moves through space and the forms our imaginations create within the smoke:

Jake Kosten

Pennie Johnson will be submitting an acrylic painting on canvas that is currently untitled. This image is representative of her work:

Pennie Johnson

Lastly, W. Anthony Taggart will be showing a photograph that is not available for online viewing yet. His piece is called “Lady of the Rain”.

 

See you in our taproom, art and beer lovers!

 

All photos were pulled from our venue page on ArtPrize.org.