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: Wednesday, June 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-17-2020 under NEWS

City leaders further detail police reform plans City of Grand Rapids leaders gave further details about its police reform plans on Wednesday, amid continuing community activism around improved police-community relations. The details are new City...

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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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Art that Clears You Up Inside

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Opening this Friday, April 5, at Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, a collection of artwork created by Dwelling Place residents will be on display in conjunction with UICA’s current exhibition “Or Does It Explode.”   “...

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Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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UICA Outside draws together diverse artists to create permanent artworks energizing, accessible to all

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) 2018 ArtPrize exhibition is an expansion of their current public art initiative, the Exit Space Project. Featuring five mural projects in three Grand Rapids neighborhoods, UICA Outside draws together...

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UICA welcomes news Exhibitions Curator, Juana Williams

by (UICA)

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...

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Dwelling Place launches new community arts series

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Our focus for the Community Arts Series is lowering barriers to resident participation so that our residents know that cultural programs are for them, and how they can best utilize the cultural organizations in the downtown area. The arts are...

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Chiaroscuro International Film Series connects world cultures through award-winning films

by (Chiaroscuro Int...)

Submitted 01-09-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Chiaroscuro International Film Series opens its 12th season this Sunday, January 14 at the UICA theatre in downtown Grand Rapids. Each season includes five celebrated films from around the world. The theme for this year’s award-winning...

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Kyd Kane

by (UICA)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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