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Jim Jakosh

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09-29-2015 12:47 AM

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Today we visited downtown Grand Rapids where the 7th annual Art Prize is in progress. The grand prize is $200,000 ( http://www.artprize.org/ )
We visited many Venues and I just took a a few shots that I’ll share here I have some wood ones of course…plus some other interesting ones.
This is at the Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum

Some outside exhibits:

All Wood bicycles..even the spokes,chain ,tires and pedals:


Remember these?


Carved Walnut Table at the BOB

And some other favorites:

Hundreds of exhibits all over town!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 09-29-2015 12:58 AM

Wow Jim! Thanks for sharing this. This must have been very inspiring. Great to see what the human mind can create

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 09-29-2015 01:14 AM

Hi Kaleb. It is so nice to see so many different types of art. I feel special about wood art so that table is my favorite of the whole show!! It sure makes me feel inferior when I see that others can DO!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 01:29 AM

Thanks for sharing these photos Jim, I agree that it is inspiring to see what people can achieve.
Don’t sell yourself short Mate, you are as good as the very great majority.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 01:42 AM

Wow, those bicycles and that spiral table are amazing!!!

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 02:30 AM

I wouldn’t mind soaking these old bones in that tub for a couple hours with a nice cocktail. Those wood bikes look like the old Schwinn stingray style back when we were kids. Great stuff Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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peteg

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#6 posted 09-29-2015 05:00 AM

Now that’s my sort of outing Jim, what a fabulous glimpse you have shared with us, man those bikes are great & all timber, I’d probably be goin back tomorrow in case I missed something :)
cheers Bud
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 09-29-2015 05:32 AM

Thanks for sharing Jim, those bikes are something different. Love that carved table, must have been a great exhibition That’s a hell of amount of money on offer.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 10:26 AM

That’s amazing. What an incredible display!!!!! I also love that Walnut carved table.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 11:25 AM

Wow, some wonderful creations there and pretty amazing, even from just a construction point of view. Thanks for sharing this Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 09-29-2015 12:04 PM

I’m glad you all enjoyed that short glimpse of the show. It draws artists from all over the world. They did not have the great big mosaics this year like the one that won it last year. There was one carved wall of 2” x 7 1/2ft x 11ft solid mahogany, but I did not get a picture of it. It was huge and I’d have to have been far back to get it all in. We have had our turning guild put in entries in years past, but I have not heard of any this year.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 09-30-2015 01:55 AM

Amazing for sure. Thnx for the link Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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