We got down to GR about 2.5 hours before the event started, and there was already a line starting. Luckily for me, I was able to bypass the line since I had gotten my name onto the press list (thanks Tyler). Since I was on the list, I received one of these cool media badges...
|(Excuse the webcam photo)|
|Dick and Betsy DeVos being interviewed by Tim Doty.|
|After the interviews, they ushered in the VIP's.|
After a while the ArtPrize volunteers and the general public filed in, and the place was packed.
At 7:00 the event started. Here're some photos of the speakers.
|This was one of the opening acts. The guy in the white was 'floating' around...I guess it was alright.|
|After they had announced all of the juried prizes, Chris LaPorte was announced winner of ArtPrize 2010.|
|The next few photos are from the press conference after the announcement. Again, the press badge was very useful.|
|Chris with his girlfriend MJ.|
|ArtPrize 2010 runner-up, Mia Tavonatti, talking with Rick DeVos.|
|Mia with Svelata.|
Tomorrow will be the last day of ArtPrize. I'll be sad to see it go, but there's still filming to do! There are a few more interviews to do, as well as filming artists taking back their pieces.
I'll try to get Chris LaPorte's interview up this afternoon, so be sure to check in!