This year ‘s community Art project will be a parody of “Georges Seurat” famous painting, “Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte“, which is exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute. Seurat was famous for his style of paintings featuring small dots that appear as solid when seen from a distance.
Our community art version/parody will be called “Sunday on the Grand .” It will be created from a real photograph of local people who will pose as props in the same position as the original painting. An outline out of the photograph will be created and it will be used as a guide to creating large billboard sized paintings and smaller versions available for sale at local shops to showcase the creativity of local community members. Individuals might plant their own family and pets in the painting and use their personal style to create their own unique masterpiece.
“Sunday On The Grand” plaques are available for purchase at Michigan Rag Co., Borr’s, Fat Chix and Paper Place.
Size 12″x 16″ $10.00
Size 24″x 32″ $25.00
Public judging will begin at 12:00 Noon on October 4th. Please bring your completed masterpiece to Washington Street between Harbor and First Street between 11:30am and Noon. Public viewing will be open until 5:00pm, we kindly ask that works stay on display until that time. Prizes will be awarded at 3:00pm out front of The Grand Restaurant for each of the different age groups. Free to enter.
Ages 8 & under
The Art Market is also located in the first block of Washington Ave. Attendees will be able to purchase pieces created by ArtWalk artists, while exploring the diverse marketplace that is Downtown Grand Haven. Music and entertainment will also be featured. The Art Market will run from 12:00 Noon to 5:00pm.
For more information contact Allison Revell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspiration for your “Sunday On The Grand” masterpiece by ArtWalk Committee Members
Community Art Project 2011 RocketFish
Schooling of the Minnows 2012- Over 400 Minnows were displayed along the Grand River Channel. photo credit Bob Walma Photography