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City as Muse celebrates installation at UICA

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 09-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through many changes - buildings, locations, resident artists and programming - the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) has been a integral part of the art community in Grand Rapids for over 30 years.  "City as Muse," a three...

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Meet civic investor Rick Beerhorst: Investing in the city as muse

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 04-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rick Beerhorst is a a local artist with deep roots in Grand Rapids. He grew up in Kentwood when much of what is now developed was still farmland. His flight to the urban core greatly influenced his artistic vision. "I started going out into the...

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Four-time ArtPrize participants reveal learnings, offer advice

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 11-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“I think in our heart we really believe ArtPrize is this really important thing that is happening to the city,” Rick Beerhorst says. “We want to be a part of it.” Beerhorst and his family have been regular participants of...

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Beerhorst family and MadCap Coffee give ArtPrize a lift

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The Beerhorst family, a local self-proclaimed “artist version of a circus family”, will be returning to ArtPrize this year with their new piece Perspective Lifters. The exhibit’s installation is housed at MadCap Coffee...

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Wealthy Orphans perform at WYCE's Jammies this Valentine's Day

by Emma Higgins (eschroeder)

Submitted 02-13-2012 under OPINION

The Wealthy Orphans have been nominated for their first ever Jammies award for the album “A little piece of the pie” in the Best Americana Album category. They will be offering their homegrown strain of big city post-punk, absorbing...

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Live Coverage Feature: Chris LaPorte and Rick Beerhorst

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

Submitted 02-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

Showcasing more than fifty of West Michigan’s most exciting visual artists, Live Coverage features one-of-a-kind works of art, created right before your eyes! This unique fundraiser is a must for collectors, designers, and anyone with a...

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A quick glimpse at Fall Festival

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 09-12-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The second year of FALL FESTIVAL took place this weekend on Wealthy Street at various locations between Union and Fuller Streets. The popular event kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 8 and culminated on saturday with Salmagundi at Wealthy Theater....

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Trip the Light : Never an event like this before

by Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

ArtPeers, an arts organization encouraging local art, and Dance in the Annex (DITA), a contemporary dance collaborative, are hosting the premiere of something completely unique in Grand Rapids: Trip The Light 04.14.10 at Wealthy Theatre, doors at...

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