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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-26-2021 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts hosting ‘Plein Air’ event in June in downtown social zones Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids’ annual summer celebration of art, music, and culture, will be hosting a modified version of its event this June,...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will be reopening on July 15 at its new downtown Grand Rapids location, it announced Tuesday. The over 40-year-old art organization will now reside in the...

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Ericka 'Kyd Kane' Thompson becomes Grand Rapids' new poet laureate

by (Brett)

Submitted 12-15-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson, who begins a three-year term on Jan. 1. As poet laureate, Kyd Kane will act as an ambassador of poetry for the city, creating programs that encourage the writing and...

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Community updates: Friday, July 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday clarifying Michigan’s face covering requirement in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces, with more exceptions added. Under...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Announces August 1 Reopening

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 07-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is excited to announce its reopening date with expanded safety measures. The Museum will welcome GRAM Members for a soft opening beginning Saturday, July 25 followed by the public opening on Saturday...

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Community updates: Saturday, July 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-11-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer expands face covering requirement in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday requiring Michiganders to wear face coverings in public indoor or crowded outdoor spaces – or receive up to a $500 fine. The...

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UICA'S Juana Williams Guest-Curates Grand Rapids Art Museum Exhibition

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 10-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

The  Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today its new exhibition, Relevant: Abstraction from GRAM’s Collection, curated by Exhibitions Curator at UICA, Juana Williams. Relevant will be on view in GRAM...

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Michigan Artist Series 'Billy Mayer: The Shape of Things' Opens at GRAM

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 10-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

The  Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced the next installment of its Michigan Artist Series, Billy Mayer: The Shape of Things. The exhibition is on view at the Museum through February 2, 2020 and features the work...

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Work of Acclaimed Author and Illustrator David Wiesner Arrives at GRAM this Fall

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum will present a colorful survey of award-winning author and illustrator, David Wiesner, opening at the Museum on October 12. The Art of Wordless Storytelling will be on view at...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market Hosting Feast for the Eyes: A K-12 Art Exhibit

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

This October, the Downtown Market introduces “Feast for the Eyes: A K-12 Food + Art Exhibit,” a new event and competition featuring food-themed art from local students. The entry period is now open, through October 2, for creative...

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