Elín and I went to Artprize this weekend with my sister and her boyfriend.  As of this writing, the contest has been narrowed down to 10 finalists from the original 1700+.  I was extremely impressed by the quality of work (for the most part) and it generated some interesting conversation with friends and family (Bigger = better?, art vs. craft, etc.).  My favorite venues were the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Public Museum.  Some of my favorite pieces:

 This was an installation by Melissa Leitch.  She's the mother of a childhood friend and, as you can see, an amazing artist.  Awesome job, Mrs. L!