Local artist feature from UICA: Esan Sommersell

by (KCAD)

Submitted 07-18-2017 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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Experts discuss the impact of color on design

by (KCAD)

Submitted 07-19-2016 under NEWS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will host a lively and free panel discussion on Thursday, July 21, 2016 about the impact of color on design. UICA has invited experts from diverse design backgrounds from across the region to discuss...

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Umbered undertones leading trends in color

by (Winslow DiPiazza)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under OPINION

Color is all around us everyday, in the products we use, the fashions we wear and in the films we watch. Color evokes a mood. Color makes us feel a sense of emotion. But how do we discover which colors society will be drawn to next? Leatrice Eiseman...

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Critical Discourse series brings conversation about color trends, impacts

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under OPINION

ArtPrize Seven continues its tradition of "events within an event," with the Critical Discourse series. The series offers opportunities to speak with experts, create conversation and learn a thing or two. "Future Color/Design Trends:...

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UICA exhibit "Chroma" changes perspectives on color

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under OPINION

After a hard day’s work, my brain was beginning to call it a night. I expected to look at some art that had a clear narrative and spoke to me loud and clear. I didn’t expect to discover that most of the narrative was going to be of my...

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Color Run creates colorful memories

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 08-08-2012 under OPINION

After months of planning, The Color Run finally arrived in Grand Rapids on Sunday. Over 10,000 runners and walkers lined up to run the 5k (3.1 miles) which winded through downtown. This race, like other fun runs, was not meant to be a timed,...

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by (grdominicans)

Submitted 04-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

April is the fourth month of the year, and the month we examine the talent for community described as deriving pleasure from the simple things of life. Anticipating grand pleasure such as trips, vacations, holidays and festivities is important to...

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by (grdominicans)

Submitted 03-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

This is the third in a series of eight brief reflections written by Sister Mary Navarre, OP. A long-time teacher and thought-provoking poetic writer, Sister Mary is a member of the Leadership Team of the Dominican...

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