SiTE: LAB is a cool local non-profit arts group that stages art shows/happenings in non-traditional places in Grand Rapids. (You can tell they're cool because of the non-traditional usage of upper and lower case letters and punctuation in their name. Ha ha.) The first SiTE: LAB show at Grand Rapids' old public museum (which I posted about here and here) was so fantastic, I was really looking forward to their latest show at Grand Rapids' Blandford Nature Center this past weekend.
Cool rustic stick bar serving beer from Brewery Vivant!
There were pretty horses!
I have to be honest and say that I was more taken with the natural beauty of a hazy, golden summer evening at Blandford than I was with the art. Not that there was anything wrong with the art. The pieces I saw were very cool. And I definitely applaud SiTE: LAB for bringing some of Grand Rapids' lesser known places to the attention of new audiences.
My eyes are closed here. I think in thankfulness that I hadn't melted or been eaten alive by bugs. It was an exceptionally hot and humid evening, and I thought for sure the forest paths would be crawling with mosquitos, but I got out sans bites.
This is the only art piece I photographed. It was really neat--candles and photographs placed in a stream. It looked much more beautiful than my blurry photo shows.