From the article, ARToVANCE: taking art from here to there and everywhere 

by Sarah Squires   WINONA POST (1-9-11) 

“Art is most often a physical thing steeped in permanence; once the final lick of paint dries to its canvas home, it becomes a stagnant kind of beauty.

But one local artist has had to redefine his art several times, and his latest endeavor is aimed at transforming the way we think about art into a fluid, changing, moving concept, one that leaps oceans and crosses every boundary imaginable.

It’s called ARToVANCE, born in a dark time for Ron Gramling”

What is ARToVANCE? (ARToVANCE website)


The multidimensional connections to the ARToVANCE project include:

  1. The word “ARToVANCE” is also the art.
  2. ARToVANCE is anywhere the word itself is.  Moreover, anywhere there are letters that can form the word, “Artovance,” ARToVANCE is there in an abstract form. Examples: keyboards, computers, phones, alphabets, dictionaries, books, newspapers etc.
  3. Further multidimensional information can be found on the ARToVANCE website.

ARToVANCE was launched on December 30, 2010 from Winona, MN  USA by Ronald Gramling.  It’s a worldwide art project that has no end.