Friday, September 21, 2012

Artprize info

It is time for ArtPrize 2012. I have a piece at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Art prize is the biggest monetary value based art competition in the WORLD. And it is here in poor Michigan! I have a chance at winning $200,000 if I win public vote. I have a chance to win $100,000 if I win the grand jury award. I have a chance to win $20,000 if I win a prize. Last but not least if I win all three of those I could win $320,000... Pretty crazy. I don't know what I would do with all of that money. Better just not win anything. Well, there is a lot of good art out in Grandrapids for ArtPrize. Go check it out people!
ArtPrize is based on public vote, but you have to register in Grandrapids to vote! So, if you see my piece and like it you can vote 52300!

Voting instructions:

Also, I am hosting an event for ArtPrize! If you come to my location on on Wednesday the 19th, I will be handing out FREE CDs with Xander Clinthorne's latest musical compositions! These are not yet available for downloading online so if you want a CD come to the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 6:00pm-7:30pm! It might be important to note that the music is the audio played from inside the latest piece.

I'll give you a little sneak peak of the ArtPrize piece. It's title is: The sea worm named Largarfljtsormur. (based on Icelandic folklore)









The Song of The Sea Worm

Popular demand calls for another free cd giveaway today! I will be back at Artprize in Grand Rapids standing by my piece at the Grand Rapids Public Museum handing out free cds of my musical compositions.
I am heading to Grand Rapids today and I'll be staying the night, so you have a chance to get a free cd if you come visit me! Tell me if you are coming and I will reserve one for you.

Here is a sneak preview of a song that plays from the sea monster. Please download it, listen and then tell me what you think! This is the first time that this song is going online. In fact, I have not even named the song yet. If you want, you can suggest a title for the song!

https://rapidshare.com/files/679650436/opp.mp3

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Many Rapids

Artprize opens today and I will be doing a free CD giveaway down by my installation at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. I have a brand new CD of musical compositions available! It is not yet available for download but my two earlier cds will be deleted from Rapidshare in the "next few days" so here is the download link. One last chance to get your free downloads of my first two musical compositions.

Download links:
Cd1
https://rapidshare.com/files/2346690129/Xander_Clinthorne-The_Bottom_Of_The_Floor(2011).rar
Cd2
https://rapidshare.com/files/3172799993/Xander_Clinthorne-An_Abundance_of_Shade(2012).rar

Please download them "Rapidly", listen and tell me what you think!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ArtPrize is here. 52300 is my voting number!

It is almost time for ArtPrize 2012. I have a piece at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Art prize is the biggest monetary value based art competition in the WORLD. And it is here in poor Michigan! I have a chance at winning $200,000 if I win public vote. I have a chance to win $100,000 if I win the grand jury award. I have a chance to win $20,000 if I win a prize. Last but not least if I win all three of those I could win $320,000... Pretty crazy. I don't know what I would do with all of that money. Better just not win anything. Well, there is a lot of good art out in Grandrapids for ArtPrize. Go check it out people!
ArtPrize is based on public vote, but you have to register in Grandrapids to vote! So, if you see my piece and like it you can vote 52300! 
Voting instructions:

Also, I am hosting an event for ArtPrize! If you come to my location on on Wednesday the 19th, I will be handing out FREE CDs with Xander Clinthorne's latest musical compositions! These are not yet available for downloading online so if you want a CD come to the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 6:00pm-7:30pm! It might be important to note that the music is the audio played from inside the latest piece.

I'll give you a little sneak peak of the ArtPrize piece. It's title is: The sea worm named Largarfljtsormur. (based on Icelandic folklore)


Sneak preview. Better pics coming soon!


 Is that a swing set it is eating? What happened to the kid!?





Monday, September 17, 2012

Ready to FIRE!

        I have stacked these sculptures one on top of the other in order to fit them in my make shift "superwool" kiln. Last firing I had took my piece into lower mid range, a venture that my glaze was not made for. This time, I am just doing an approximate bisque firing. The goal is to get the pieces strong enough to glaze with using as little gas as possible.