GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Rosa Parks Circle will turn into an icy battleground Tuesday.
The Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Downtown Alliance are sponsoring the creation of a giant ice chess set. The creators are Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield who have competed in ArtPrize during the past two years. They will spend the day putting the set together and then at noon they will play a game of chess on the ice.
“We’ve been working on the chess pieces for over a month and a half. The chess sculpture was one of the first designs we had marketed for the show and we knew we had a lot of work to get it done. We’ve been working on it slowly as we’ve been producing the other sculptures,” said Finch.
The show Finch referred to is the Food Network’s “Ice Brigade” which will film Tuesday’s event. The chess set will remain at Rosa Parks Circle until spring.
By Josh Aldredge