ArtPrize winner Ran Ortner unveils new poster

9:42 AM, Jul 31, 2010   |    comments
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  • "Open Water No. 24"

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - He came in first place at last year's ArtPrize, now Ran Ortner is once again leaving his mark on Grand Rapids.

The New York-based artist returned to Grand Rapids Friday night to speak at the art museum.  During the stop, he also unveiled his poster for this year's Celebration on the Grand.

The new work again has Ortner's water theme. Ortner says he's honored to do this year's poster.


"To continue to give back, in any way to this community that I obviously care tremendously about, is my privilege," said Ortner.

   Ortner piece, "Open Water Number 24" won the first place prize of $250,000 in last year's ArtPrize. Ortner is not entering Artprize this year.



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