GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The piece that won the top price in ArtPrize 2012 is back on display.
Adonna Khare returned to Grand Rapids to install her large-scale drawing "Elephants" at the ArtPrize HUB on Sheldon Boulevard.
The drawing was on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum last year and won the top $250,000 prize.
Khare,who lives in California, was an elementary school art teacher before entering in ArtPrize.
She said Thursday that winning the competition changed her life and allowed her to become a full-time artist.
“It’s a life-changer,” she said. “It's the financial backing I need to start my own business, which is me, as an artist. It's the support that you need to take a chance and try doing something different.”
“Elephants” will be on display starting Friday, when the ArtPrize HUB opens.
Watch Daybreak on Friday morning beginning at 4:30 a.m. to get a sneak peek at the hub before the doors open.
In front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle.
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