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Grand Rapids, it's time to send the circus packing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under OPINION

As the city celebrates everything that is great about West Michigan during ArtPrize, a traveling sideshow of cruelty overshadows the festivities.   Elephants, lions and tigers are calling the Van Andel Arena parking lot home this week. Before...

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Story Matters: Michael Johnson shares how Grand Rapids is a hidden gem

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-29-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked...

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UICA + KCAD: What can we expect from this new alliance?

by (tfox)

Submitted 08-24-2013 under OPINION

During the campus meeting Tuesday morning, KCAD president David Rosen indicated that the college would be engaging in a collaborative relationship with UICA, so when the formal announcement was made on Friday morning, it wasn’t entirely...

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UICA merges with Kendall College of Art and Design

by (pelz)

Submitted 08-23-2013 under NEWS

According to a press release issued Thursday, without some major changes, the UICA was on a path to closing its doors this fall. Impeded by a 3.8 million dollar deficit, in part due to their recent move to the new building, their choices were...

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New UICA director works to revive hub of creativity

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're going to be the hub of creativity for the up and coming artists," asserts Miranda Krajniak, newly-appointed executive director of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) at the corner of Fulton and Division. "There...

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Tiny Terrariums: Out of the Bottle workshop offered at UICA

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under NEWS

As a part of the UICA’s Quirkshop Series, a Tiny Terrarium: Out of the Bottle workshops will be held from 7-9 p.m. on August 14 and 15. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased online before the workshop, with a...

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts to host Andrew Alden Ensemble

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 07-26-2013 under NEWS

This Friday and Saturday evening at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) The Andrew Alden Ensemble will offer live original scores composed for both Night of the Living Dead (July 26) and Vampyr (July 27). The ensemble features four...

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Open Projector Showcase displays diverse local films

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under NEWS

This July, the UICA with sponsorship from Kendall College hosted the annual Open Projector Showcase, the recap of films voted for during the Open Projector Night series.  The evening consisted of a variety of films ranging from documentary to...

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Young painter shares unique approach to painting, thoughts on art

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under NEWS

“Painting is this magical thing,” says Jeff Kraus. “I think people fantasize painters, or something. They’re like creating these masterpieces.” Standing in his warehouse studio on Godfrey, I am surrounded by Kraus...

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UICA screening French film "Something in the Air"

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under OPINION

Olivier Assayas’ new film “Something in the Air” opened at the UICA this Friday. The film follows a group of secondary school students in Paris as they marinate in their own discontent and mild revolutionary spirit. The film’...

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