Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

UICA Interview: Beili Liu

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Submitted 10-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

  The ancient Chinese legend of the red thread tells that when children are born, invisible red threads connect them to the ones whom they are fated to be with. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other,...

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"Evaporative Buildings" at UICA

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Submitted 09-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Right around the corner from UICA's entrance is Alex Schweder La's "Evaporative Buildings," on Weston St. This "Evaporative Buildings" installation is located in UICA's loading dock and is made from projections and mechanically induced mist. The...

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Micaela de Vivero Installation at UICA

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Submitted 09-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Micaela de Vivero was born in Munich, Germany. As a child her parents moved to Quito, Ecuador, where she grew up. She finished undergraduate studies in studio art at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, and pursued graduate school in...

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UICA's Local Emerging Artists in ArtPrize

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Submitted 08-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

Carrie Schoenborn, Scott Travis, and Patrick Hekman are all local contemporary artists, under the age of 30, exhibiting their work at UICA for ArtPrize 2010. Elizabeth Goddard, UICA’s Director of Education, had the chance to talk with them about...

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UICA Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Reynolds

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Submitted 07-26-2010 under NONPROFITS

Donna Reynolds, UICA's rock solid Saturday evening concessions volunteer, has dedicated her time since October 2004. Donna heard about the theatre from a coworker at the old Bijou Theater in Eastown. Since then, her friendly attitude and hard work...

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UICA Interview: Kurt Perschke

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Submitted 07-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize 2010 right around the corner, we at UICA thought it would be fun to look back on one of our artists from 2009 - Kurt Perschke. Kurt Perschke is an artist who works in sculpture, video, collage and public space. His most acclaimed work...

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Rapid Growth panelists dissect the value of art in Grand Rapids

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Submitted 06-17-2010 under NEWS

Photos by Jon Clay  Rapid Growth Media held the fifth monthly segment of its speaker series last night at Wealthy Theatre. The topic of the night was "Good business is the best art."  Panelists included Brian Kelly (owner of Brian Kelly...

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UICA Interview: Casey McGuire

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Submitted 04-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

Casey McGuire's installation, The Insatiable Feeling of Soft Ground, provides a personal narrative through the placement of objects, structures, and image within a particular space. Sculptures are informed by the connections that arise between...

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Sustainable Entertainment Part 1: UICA

by (scott warren)

Submitted 02-13-2010 under OPINION

Of the many reasons that my wife Jewly and I finally made the move to Grand Rapids, one major factor  was the multitude of options for entertainment. The rewards of the vast quantity of choices for a night out on the town, and the convenience...

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NoshNight: Move at UICA

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Submitted 01-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

Join us on February 25, from 6-9PM, for NoshNight: Move, a free form dance experience featuring the area’s best contemporary dance. Come see an array of hip-hop, tribal, modern ballet, and contemporary dance – all transpiring simultaneously under...

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