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Wealthy Theatre and UICA Announce Return of Open Projector Night

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 09-20-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In 2012, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) introduced the first Open Projector Night - a seasonal event that provided both local and regional filmmakers with the chance to share their art with the community. Then, eight years later,...

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New Exhibitions On View at UICA: Impulsive/Decisive and Coming Home

by (UICA)

Submitted 06-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is proud to present two new exhibitions, Impulsive/Decisive: Works from the O’Neill Collection and Coming Home, now on view through August 13, 2022. Admission to the galleries at UICA is free...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Urban League selected to lead Cure Violence in Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids Urban League (GRUL) has been unanimously selected by the Grand Rapids City Commission to lead the Cure Violence program in the city, the City of Grand Rapids...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will be reopening on July 15 at its new downtown Grand Rapids location, it announced Tuesday. The over 40-year-old art organization will now reside in the...

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Ericka 'Kyd Kane' Thompson becomes Grand Rapids' new poet laureate

by (Brett)

Submitted 12-15-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson, who begins a three-year term on Jan. 1. As poet laureate, Kyd Kane will act as an ambassador of poetry for the city, creating programs that encourage the writing and...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-17-2020 under NEWS

City leaders further detail police reform plans City of Grand Rapids leaders gave further details about its police reform plans on Wednesday, amid continuing community activism around improved police-community relations. The details are new City...

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UICA'S Juana Williams Guest-Curates Grand Rapids Art Museum Exhibition

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 10-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

The  Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today its new exhibition, Relevant: Abstraction from GRAM’s Collection, curated by Exhibitions Curator at UICA, Juana Williams. Relevant will be on view in GRAM...

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Art that Clears You Up Inside

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Opening this Friday, April 5, at Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, a collection of artwork created by Dwelling Place residents will be on display in conjunction with UICA’s current exhibition “Or Does It Explode.”   “...

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Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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

by (UICA)

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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