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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Grand Rapids Symphony goes clubbing at UICA for ArtPrize Eight

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids’ radically open art exhibition, is the place to see great art, bad art, big art, unexpected art and a whole lot more. A radical exhibition, expected to draw 400,000 visitors for the next two weeks, deserves radical music...

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Downtown art venues showcase Michigan's midcentury modern design

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

This summer, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Kendall College of Art and Design have collaborated to feature exhibitions centered on Michigan's design heritage, specifically the state's role in the...

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UICA's "Utopia/Dystopia" tries to see into the future

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under OPINION

I’m usually blown away by the shows at the UICA, but compared with the strengths of some of their past shows, their current exhibit “Utopia/Dystopia” falls a little flat. Comprised of 13 pieces spread throughout four floors, this...

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Dystopia prevails in UICA exhibition

by (DWalsh)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under OPINION

Utopia is defined by Merriam-Webster as "an imaginary and indefinitely remote place," as well as "a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions." Dystopia is defined as "an imaginary place...

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ABCD 83 makes visual breakthrough with More or Less

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is playing host to a variety of intriguing and innovative pieces for ArtPrize this year, but none of them caught and held my attention as completely as ABCD 83’s piece, "More or Less....

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Urbanity exhibit provides thought-provoking analysis of city life

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 06-05-2012 under OPINION

To mark its 35th anniversary, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art's (UICA) current exhibit, Urbanity, examines the implications of living within a modern urban setting. Through pieces whose media range from traditional painting and...

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Live Coverage Features: Brett Colley and Margie Erlandson

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

UICA's biggest fundraiser of the year offers guests the unique opportunity to purchase artwork that is created right before their eyes! Come to the Steelcase Town Hall for an unforgettable evening that includes live and silent auctions, music...

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Holiday Artists' Market Feature: Hyun Yoo

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

UICA's 23rd Annual Holiday Artists' Market is right around the corner and we asked a few of the artists some questions about their products for the market. Below Hyun Yoo answered our questions. 

 
Tell us a little about yourself.
I‘m...

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UICA's youth program honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Chosen from a pool of more than 471 nominations and 38 finalists, UICA's ArtWorks program was one of just 12 after-school and out-of-school programs across the country and the only program in the Midwest to receive this prestigious award. The...

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ArtWorks Program Prepares Students for Creative Careers

by (UICA)

Submitted 07-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

UICA's ArtWorks program is an innovative job training program for creative youth, ages 14 to 21. The program readies young people for 21st century creative careers by providing inventive studio practices, professional resources, and...

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