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Lights In The Night [link] was an entry in ArtPrize 2012 [link] by Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson. This performance art piece included interaction with the citizens of the city, enlisting their services to help launch several thousand paper lanterns into the night sky. It was Vote #52910. It placed 5th out of over 1500 entries.
September 28, 2012
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Shot from on the Blue Bridge looking north toward the Gillette Bridge, just after sundown.

**Update: This ArtPrize entry, classified as an interactive performance art piece, has caused much controversy in the city of Grand Rapids since it happened on September 28. There was apparently a large discrepancy in the number of lanterns the city was told would be launched. Because of this, the city is considering closer scrutiny of this type of large scale ArtPrize entry. Article on MLive.com here: [link]

I, personally am glad I braved the crowd to experience this night. It is something I will never forget for the rest of my life. From the sound of it, this type of event will never happen in our city again, especially on the scale it was on this night.
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+ some post-processing work with color and contrast.

Watermarked/digitally signed in Photoshop CS5.

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mealoil Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
nice. i was planning on going downtown to watch that, got busy with life, now wish i had went.
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Foozma73 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Photographer
I'm really glad we went. It's something I'll never forget.
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NagaOne-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
OMG ! SO many lanterns *o*
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BreAnn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ive seen so many awesome pictures from that, I wish I could have been able to make it to see it in person!
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Foozma73 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Photographer
It was truly breathtaking! I'm so glad that Hubby and I decided to spend our anniversary doing that!
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VividThorn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot, Jenn! I love it. Such a lovely view of GR. Best nighttime GR view I have found so far. :)
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Foozma73 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Photographer
Thanks so much! I was so happy that I was able to be there and capture it. Even though the crowd was insane, it was worth it! :) I posted a couple of short videos of this on youtube too. It was simply amazing to see. I'll never forget it.
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earthsea-23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
I missed art prize again cause I'm at college, but man, I missed a good one it seems! :(
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Foozma73 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Photographer
It has been fun. The voting ends tonight at 11:59pm, and they are going to announce the winner on Friday. The art will still be on display until Sunday night.

I went three times to see art, once especially for the event pictured here, and once to see John Waters as part of the Speaker Series at ArtPrize. The weather has been perfect for it too. :)
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earthsea-23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
I would definitely go if I still were at home! I'll have to look at the results online. Oh gosh, I miss MI weather!
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I wanted to catch a later show this summer...but didn't. :( maybe next year.
(I'll be adding this to my next journal, unless you would rather I didn't. :))
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Foozma73 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Photographer
It was amazing!

By, the way, I don't mind at all!
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:heart: good!
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RedRebel353 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Flash back to scene from Tangled) :D
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Foozma73 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Photographer
Very similar, yes. This was simply amazing to see in real life!
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RedRebel353 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I CANT BELIEVE I MISSED IT!!!! since I don't live that far from GR...
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Foozma73 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Photographer
It was breathtaking!
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