Reshaping perspectives: The Rocket takes on culture in a new way

by (Ryan J Gimarc)

Submitted 03-05-2014 under OPINION

The Rocket is an unexpected and fresh take on usually-tired themes of poverty, tradition, and conventionality set in government-run Laos. It is foreign and yet emotional, building our trust and gaining our sympathy throughout. This Australian film...

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Avenue for the Arts revamps First Fridays with new programs

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Head down to the Division Avenue corridor on March 7 from 6-9 p.m. for an all new First Fridays Gallery Hop presented by Avenue for the Arts.   First Fridays now operates under the collaborative efforts of avenue vendors and artists in an...

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UICA's Live Coverage invites audience to watch artists work, raises funds for art center

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Over 30 artists used a variety of mediums to create works of art for an audience of 320 attendees at Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA)’s 13th annual Live Coverage event and fundraiser last Friday night. Along with artists working...

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UICA to offer opportunity to watch as artists create

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NEWS

Usually an art audience sees only the final product of an artist’s labors. However, at UICA’s Live Coverage, observers watch as artists channel the muse. The 13th incarnation of the annual event and fundraiser will take place at the...

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UICA to host day-long seminar for artists, curators, documentors

by (erictank)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday March 1, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. the UICA will host a day of speakers and discussions about what goes in to creating a great art show. Attendees will discuss a variety of themes exploring the balance of creative studio practices,...

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WMEAC to show"Gasland II" at UICA

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 01-17-2014 under NEWS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will host the second film of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)’s 2013-2014 film series from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21. This month’s film is Gasland II, the...

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Mid December Holiday Art Thing: no holiday craft stuff here

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

Join in the holiday shopping extravaganza on December 14 from 12-5 p.m. for the Mid December Holiday Art Thing. The exhibit is at a live/work lofts space at 506 Oakland SW showcasing seven of the area's accomplished artists working in a variety...

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UICA reveals nearly lost Detroit art treasure

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

I came to the work of Mary Ann Aitken with a lot of anticipation. My old friend and painter Ed Fraga who has been a full time artist for years in Detroit had told me about Aitken's untimely death and her last request of him to mount a...

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Catalyst Radio: Open Projector provides chance for local filmmakers to showcase works

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-06-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Open Projector is a project at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts focused on showcasing the work of local filmmakers. Organizers want to help create...

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Jarrod Napierkowski returns to UICA Holiday Market with one-of-a-kind pieces

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The UICA will be hosting their 25th annual Holiday Artist Market on December 6 and 7. Local artists will fill the fourth and fifth floors of the UICA with booths full of their locally made art. Among these artists, returning for his 5th...

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