Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Live Coverage Feature: Maureen Nollette and Renee Hartig

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Submitted 01-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

Showcasing more than fifty of West Michigan’s most exciting visual artists, Live Coverage features one-of-a-kind works of art, created right before your eyes! This unique fundraiser is a must for collectors, designers, and anyone with a passion...

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UICA Showcases Luminous Artwork

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Submitted 01-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

From January 14 through Febuary 13, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will black out the windows of their home on Sheldon Boulevard. Responding to Michigan's winter darkness, Beacons: An Exhibition of Luminous Art will showcase the light...

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UICA: A Brilliant Investment

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Submitted 12-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

A recent Gallup poll reports that the number one reason people become attached to a community is “openness.” For a region to prosper it must embrace people and ideas that are different. This belief is at the core of UICA. Every day we help our...

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UICA Offers Free Seminar Series For Youth

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Submitted 12-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

This February, UICA's ArtWorks Youth Program will offer a free Seminar Series. This series will feature films, workshops, and presentations by local professional artists. All program offerings will introduce students to current issues facing our...

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It Is Fine, Everything Is Fine! Actor/Director Crispin Glover speaks, performs, screens films at UICA

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Submitted 12-08-2010 under OPINION

I had not heard of Crispin Glover until 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Since listening as he read his books at a slideshow live at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA - 41 Sheldon SE), I have watched countless YouTube videos, trailers to...

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Holiday Artists' Market Feature: Elizabeth Mayville

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Submitted 11-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

UICA's 22nd Annual Holiday Artists' Market is right around the corner and we asked the artists a few questions about their products for the market. Below Elizabeth Mayville answered our questions. 

Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a painter who...

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Holiday Artists' Market Feature: Small Craft

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Submitted 11-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

UICA's 22nd Annual Holiday Artists' Market is right around the corner and we asked the artists a few questions about their products for the market. Below Lindsay Jones and Jeffrey Kraus, of Small Craft, answered our questions. Tell us a little about...

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UICA Spotlight: Israel Davis

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Submitted 10-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Since Israel Davis joined UICA as the Director of Ceramics in 2004, he has been working to evolve the clay studio while meeting the needs of all types of ceramic artists, including: the academic who’s work is about the process of art making and...

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The Found Footage Festival Is coming to Grand Rapids!

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Submitted 10-20-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Found Footage Festival is coming to Grand Rapids on November 3. This one-of-a-kind event features live-comedy and found video, showcasing footage that was found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses, and dumpsters throughout the US and...

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Hey?!?! Did anyone else notice the elephant on the top of that building?

by (K_to_the_ukla)

Submitted 10-03-2010 under OPINION

Social commentary on art has been taken to a new level during ArtPrize, literally. The top of the new Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts building was being used to make statements designed to further the dialog about art, though it seems that not...

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