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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Kyd Kane

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Artist or activist? Creative voices inspire dialogue

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The streets of Grand Rapids have been busier than normal this year, not with visitors to cultural events, parades or races, but with citizens protesting. From The Women’s Rights March to A Day Without Immigrants and the most recent DACA...

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Local artist feature from UICA: Eana Agopian

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Movie review: "I Am Not Your Negro"

by John Kissane (John Kissane)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under OPINION

Was there ever a more elegant, even feline, writer than James Baldwin? It does him a great disservice to say he should be read because to do so is good for the reader; he isn’t kale. His legacy owes as much to his stylish prose as to his...

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Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is a 2016 American psychological thriller written by Lawrence Michael Levine and directed by Sophia Takal. The film follows two burgeoning actresses, Beth (Caitlin Fitzgerald) and Anna (Mackenzie Davis) who leave the hustle...

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Review of "A Man Called Ove" at UICA

by John Kissane (John Kissane)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under OPINION

Look, I get it: you're not interested in subtitled films. You go to the theater to watch movies, not read them; to be entertained, not work. And no, you're not suggesting that reading isn't entertaining, and anyway what does it matter?...

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Movie Review: "Peter and the Farm" at UICA

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Throughout history, documentary filmmakers have given us the opportunity to get an inside look at some of the most compelling and interesting real-life characters. In 1976, we were introduced to the eccentric and odd relatives of Jackie Onassis in...

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Detroit artist in first ArtPrize returns for UICA's "Coming Home" exhibition

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Mario Moore, originally from Detroit, is participating in Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ new exhibition, “Coming Home.” “Coming Home” highlights emerging and established Michigan artists. Mario Moore grew up...

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Grand Rapids Symphony goes clubbing at UICA for ArtPrize Eight

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids’ radically open art exhibition, is the place to see great art, bad art, big art, unexpected art and a whole lot more. A radical exhibition, expected to draw 400,000 visitors for the next two weeks, deserves radical music...

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UICA's annual OddBall fundraiser celebrates the arts

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 09-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will present an evening of drama and intrigue and has announced an entertainment line-up to enchant guests. UICA invites the public to enjoy a vibrant evening featuring a cocktail hour, seated dinner,...

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