Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance and performance art featuring regional, national and international artists - groundbreaking work that might not otherwise find a venue in Michigan.
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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 and an array of fine food and drinks. This event is made possible by local artists who donate their time and talent to help UICA. Below are two featured artists that will have artwork in this year's event, Maureen Nollette and Michele Bosak. Don't miss this chance to see the artists' process first hand!
Live Coverage Artist: Maureen Nollette
After receiving her MFA from Queens College in New York, Maureen Nollette was compelled to build functional objects and therefore designed and manufactured a line of furniture for many years. Upon moving to Michigan, Nollette returned to her roots in fine art and began creating installations, drawings and collages which reflect the same minimalist aesthetic as her furniture. She has shown her work regionally in the Midwest and East Coast and her art and furniture are in public and private collections. nollettestudio.com
Live Coverage Artist: Michele Bosak
Michele Bosak earned her MFA and Certificate in Museum Studies from Northern Illinois University, where she was the recipient of a Distinguished University Fellowship. Her work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally in juried competitions, exhibitions, and publications. Bosak’s work focuses on the space between us - the environments we inhabit, the objects we surround ourselves with and the constructed spaces through which we create a sense of self. michelebosak.com
Live Coverage Event Information
Saturday, February 18 | 6:30–11 p.m.
*Location: Steelcase Town Hall – 1111 44th St. Grand Rapids, MI 49508
$65 for UICA members (Cash Bar)
$75 for non-members (Cash Bar)
VIP Tickets – For an additional $25 per ticket, you will enjoy an open bar and free delivery of any artwork purchased at the event (within 30 miles of UICA).
Purchase tickets online here.
For more information, please contact 616-454-7000 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1977, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center and a dynamic, multidisciplinary laboratory for the advancement of the art of our time. UICA actively challenges both artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination through: groundbreaking visual arts exhibitions, thought-provoking performances and presentations, studio programs for local artists, cutting edge films, as well as educational and expressive arts programs for youth and adults.