Art Explosion Award Winners

ST JOHNS – Thank you to the 260 people who attended the Artist Meet and Greet at ART EXPLOSION! All the votes are counted, and we’d like to announce the winners of our votes for viewers’ choice:

• First – Annabel Cook, Mouse Paint
• Second – Mason Grover, Five Pumpkins on a Fence
• Third – Cole Wardin, Under the Stairs

• First – Ivan Iler, Rabbit and Hare
• Second – Theressa Levett, Just Ducky
• Third – Tiffany Marie, Miss Dixie

The IQhub, the learning center that uses interactive experiences to feature agricultural innovation, hosted a guest exhibit called ART EXPLOSION. Hundreds of visitors came to see local artists’ paintings, photography, metal art, pottery, quilting, wood carvings, and more.

While enjoying the art exhibit, visitors were also encouraged to vote on their favorite pieces. Many of the pieces were available for purchase, and the artists provided contact information for future work.

The IQhub also held other art-themed events around the exhibit, including a Painting Party with local muralist Tracie Davis.

“ART EXPLOSION was a really fun guest exhibit to bring to life,” said Emily Crambell, IQhub Education & Outreach Manager. “Our display included 51 adult artists and 100 student artists, and we were able to showcase such a wide variety of talent. Artists were from St Johns, Westphalia, Fowler, Fulton, Lansing, Saginaw, Brighton, Fowlerville, Owosso, Okemos and more. We’d like to thank everyone who made this exhibit a success.”

Annabel Cook

Mason Grover

Cole Wardin

Ivan Iler

Theressa Levett

Tiffany Marie