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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Artist or activist? Creative voices inspire dialogue

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The streets of Grand Rapids have been busier than normal this year, not with visitors to cultural events, parades or races, but with citizens protesting. From The Women’s Rights March to A Day Without Immigrants and the most recent DACA...

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Local artist feature from UICA: Eana Agopian

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Submitted 07-05-2017 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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Movie review: "I Am Not Your Negro"

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under OPINION

Was there ever a more elegant, even feline, writer than James Baldwin? It does him a great disservice to say he should be read because to do so is good for the reader; he isn’t kale. His legacy owes as much to his stylish prose as to his...

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Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

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Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is a 2016 American psychological thriller written by Lawrence Michael Levine and directed by Sophia Takal. The film follows two burgeoning actresses, Beth (Caitlin Fitzgerald) and Anna (Mackenzie Davis) who leave the hustle...

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Review of "A Man Called Ove" at UICA

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under OPINION

Look, I get it: you're not interested in subtitled films. You go to the theater to watch movies, not read them; to be entertained, not work. And no, you're not suggesting that reading isn't entertaining, and anyway what does it matter?...

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