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Correction: Michigan ArtPrize story

Associated Press Modified: October 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm •  Published: October 8, 2012

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about the fourth annual ArtPrize international competition in Michigan, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the first name of top cash prize winner, based on erroneous information provided by the event organizer. The winner's first name is Adonna, not Adonne.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Calif. artist wins $200K at ArtPrize in Mich.

Calif. artist wins top $200K prize for massive drawing at annual ArtPrize competition in Mich.


Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Adonna Khare's carbon pencil on paper drawing "Elephants" isn't just a massive display of the lumbering yet beautiful mammals. It's a long look — spanning across a 13-foot-by-8-foot canvas — at a part of her life.

Khare, of Burbank, Calif., was awarded the top cash prize of $200,000 late Friday at the fourth annual ArtPrize international competition in Michigan. Her piece was among entries by 1,517 artists from 56 countries and 45 states, whose work was displayed at venues across downtown Grand Rapids.

"The last year and half is documented in this story," she told The Associated Press in an interview Friday night. "The birth of my daughter, connections we all have with each other, loss, sickness, happiness, symbols of my history connected."

The competition, which began Sept. 19, awarded a total of $560,000 to artists of 16 installations. Winners were selected through public voting and panels of experts.

The 2012 event was the first year for the $100,000 Juried Grand Prize, which was awarded to a found-artifacts installation called "Displacement, 13208 Klinger." Items in the exhibit were collected over six days from a vacant Detroit home, which had the address 13208 Klinger, by Mitch Cope and his wife, Regina Reichert.

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