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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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UICA to host 25th annual Holiday Artists' Market

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

From December 6 starting at 5 p.m. through December 7 at 7 p.m., the UICA will host its annual Holiday Artists' Market. Available for purchase will be locally crafted goods, artwork, jewelry, toys, greeting cards and other accessories. In...

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WMEAC film series to present Trashed at Celebration Cinema

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

On Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. Celebration Cinema will show Trashed, a film by Jermey Irons. The movie is presented by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and sponsored by Clothing Matters. The event is open to the public with a...

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Last Chance to experience Pulso: Arte de las Americas

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

There's one week left to check out the current art exhibit Pulso: Art of the Americas, a collaboration between the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and Kendall College of Art and Design. The exhibit features artwork displayed at the UICA...

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Avenue for the Arts presents 11th anniversary of Free Radical

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under NEWS

On November 1 and 8 the Avenue for the Arts presents the 11th anniversary of Free Radical, an art event on South Division Avenue showcasing local talent. Local businesses along the strip will transform into temporary art galleries, hosting over 100...

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Play at UICA

by (HannahMax)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under OPINION

The current exhibition at UICA is titled "Play." On the forth floor there is an interactive mechanism made of acrylic, electronics, and wood. Iowa resident Del Jackson is the creative genius behind this product. This piece is called A.I....

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Impart: Artist Tim Stoelting asserts "art is a tool for generating change"

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Tim Stoelting is an artist who plays around with people's perceptions of the spaces and objects around them. With his ArtPrize entry "...

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Impart: Local artist Brandon Belote sees links between art and science

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Brandon Belote is the projectionist and AV technician at UICA and a Kendall grad. He often experiments with video in his work. "I wouldn't...

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