UICA Outside draws together diverse artists to create permanent artworks energizing, accessible to all

by (KCAD)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) 2018 ArtPrize exhibition is an expansion of their current public art initiative, the Exit Space Project. Featuring five mural projects in three Grand Rapids neighborhoods, UICA Outside draws together...

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Staycation: Kendall College, Cook Arts Center partner for Spring Break Art Camp

by (Cook Library Center)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Over the first week of April, a group of Cook Arts Center students enjoyed their spring break by attending a four-day art camp. The camp was held in partnership with Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). From origami to ceramic animal...

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UICA adds to Grand Rapids’ outdoor public art collection

by (KCAD)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) has commissioned Louise ‘Ouizi’ Chen to create the third installment of its public art initiative, The Exit Space Project (ESP). After successfully reaching their crowdfunding goals in...

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Students to host neighborhood forum for Grandville Avenue mural project

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Local students from the Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan will be hosting a neighborhood forum on Friday, February 26 to discuss a new mural along Grandville Avenue. Each year the SOL Peer Leaders...

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ArtPrize artists to paint "My Great Future Is..." mural at Steil Boys & Girls Club

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, youth are provided a safe space to learn and develop the skills they need to achieve a great future. One way to help children understand themselves and others is through art, specifically murals. Youth are...

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New mural to be celebrated at 106 S. Division

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 08-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

This summer has been a hot one—but there is no cooler place to beat the heat than the Avenue for the Arts. This Thursday, August 9 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the 106 South Division Parking lot, the Avenue will welcome its newest addition: a...

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Mural in the works at Harrison Park School

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under NEWS

Richard App imagines that in the future adults will return to Harrison Park School with their kids to look at the mural he created in 2012. They’ll return, not only because it is good art, but also because they played a part in painting it, or...

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Artprize 2011: Erkfitz's part of Schematic in Two Parts

by (kristincomstock)

Submitted 10-06-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It would be hard to miss the brightly colored mural "Schematic in Two Parts" on the corner of Commerce and Oakes street, located alongside The Pyramid Scheme and created by Grand Rapid's own Erwin Erkfitz. Collaborating with...

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Division Mural Saved by Neighborhood Support

by (mslager)

Submitted 11-05-2009 under NEWS

A motion was unanimously passed Nov 4th that will allow the wall and mural at 217 South Division to remain in place temporarily.  Although the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Committee was clear that the boarding up of a historical building...

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Community Called to Action: Rally Around Artist's Creative Solution for Loitering.

by (jennschaub)

Submitted 11-03-2009 under OPINION

Historic Preservation Committee has asked Kevin Haviland (building owner) and Erwin Erkfitz (neighbor and artist) to remove an Artprize mural from the front of 217 S. Division. Residents and neighbors suspect that once the mural is removed, exposing...

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