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Lincoln made of pennies among winners at Michigan art event

The winners of this year's international ArtPrize competition were announced during an event in western Michigan that's known for openness — and increasingly, this year, politics.

A portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln made with more than 24,000 pennies was among the top prizes Friday in the ninth annual international ArtPrize competition. "A. Lincoln" by Richard Schlatter was awarded one of two $200,000 prizes following a public vote in Grand Rapids, and for the other, a jury of experts selected Seitu Jones' "The Heartside Community Meal," which welcomed 250 residents to a 300-foot table in the city's Heartside Park last month for a healthy, locally grown...