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Local artist feature from UICA: Danielle Truss

Submitted 07-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

I'm originally from the UK mostly London, and have been here in GR for almost 5 years, I studied fashion, textiles and bespoke tailoring and now work as a costume designer.


Local artist feature from UICA: Dave Battjes

Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

Dave Battjes is a husband, dad, creative letterer, nature enthusiast and avid high fiver. Battjes’ creative practice, a never ending study of letters, has him creating large-scale murals and gorgeously crafted messages of positivity.


'Art belongs to everyone': Interview with local artist Debra Dieppa

Submitted 07-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

An exhibition of Debra Dieppa’s recent work is now on display in the West Lobby at the Wealthy Street Theatre. Dieppa will be showcasing her art in the West Lobby during the Comunity Media Center's Open House this Saturday, July 21, 2018 and will be available to answer questions about her work.


Rare Corpse Flower set to bloom at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Submitted 07-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Rare Amorphophallus titanum has been 18 years in the making.


UICA welcomes news Exhibitions Curator, Juana Williams

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

UICA is proud to welcome the newest member of our team, Exhibitions Curator, Juana Williams. Williams comes to us from Detroit, MI, where she most recently worked as Assistant to the Chair at Wayne State University Department of Art and Art History.


Heartside features clay studio artist market for July's First Friday event

Submitted 06-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

On July 6, from 6-9 p.m. we will share an opportunity for visitors to buy pottery and learn more about the Heartside Clay Studio. Heartside Art Gallery and Studio will be transformed into a Heartside Clay Studio Artists Market for the evening.


Photo Gallery: Asian-Pacific Week Festival

Submitted 06-14-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival Week concluded with the Asian Pacific Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Rosa Parks Circle.


"A Few Good Men" entertains, tests audiences

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NEWS

The play that inspired the 1992 blockbuster film is on stage at Circle Theatre through Saturday, June 16.


West Michigan's Loving Day Celebration kicks off today

Submitted 06-11-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Edye Evans Hyde, executive director of Ebony Road Players, is known both locally and beyond for her incomparable musical and theater talents. And this time of year, you will also find her immersed in a series of community events that make up West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration.


Art and History of Quilting with Erica Millbrooks

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with Erica Millbrooks, Founder of the Threads Quilt Show