First Fridays to return to Division corridor

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

Avenue for the Arts will host its first First Friday event of the season on Friday, February 6. Pop-up galleries and art venues will be open along Division Ave. between Fulton St. and Wealthy St. from 6-10 p.m. Not only is this the first of the...

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Catalyst Radio: Chiaroscuro International Film Series begins Sunday

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-09-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about an upcoming international film series beginning this Sunday, called Chiaroscuro. This year’s...

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Hideous delight of paint steals show in "Buying Friends" at UICA

by (kevinbuist)

Submitted 01-07-2015 under OPINION

There’s a collection of funny, grotesque, brilliant work on view at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) right now. Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection is on view through February 15. There’s also a collector’s talk...

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Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW For this last episode of Catalyst Radio for 2014, we sit down with WYCE’s new station manager, AJ Paschka.  Joining WYCE after work in the...

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Buying Friends Collector's Talk

by (UICACalendar)

Submitted 12-18-2014 under

Ryan Kortman and Ben Gott discuss their approaches to contemporary art collecting.

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Exploring Free Radical 2014: Experiences with two galleries among many

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

If you made your way along the South Division business district last weekend, it would have been hard not to have absorbed some inspiration from all the temporary gallery spaces showcasing West Michigan's creative scene. With over 20 storefront...

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Speaker Max Haiven to launch new book, kick off discussion at KCAD

by (GVSU Office for...)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

Dr. Max Haiven will present the major ideas from his book, "Crisis of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons" with a special focus on the enclosure of creativity, at Kendall College of Art and Design...

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Why time based art takes time: Categorical distinctions of criteria for ArtPrize 2014

by (Micah Silver)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under OPINION

We talk about activities as if some of them take time and others don’t, yet we know that we experience everything as having a duration, whether we savor and put it to memory or not. Whether we are dreaming and time is of a different form,...

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Art that expresses need for peace: conversation with UICA curator Alexander Paschka, artist Ladislov Hanka

by (Lee Bloomquist)

Submitted 10-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Alexander Paschka, curator/artist, and Ladislov Hanka, artist/beekeeper, are smiling. On the rooftop terrace of the UICA they are relaxing at a table before the doors open, sitting among shadows of protectors/oppressors and mutually targeted...

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Shortlist reveals insight into juror selection process

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

On Monday at 7 p.m., the category jurors for this year's ArtPrize competition revealed their top selections to the public in the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon Avenue SE). The event, broadcast live on WOODTV 8 and at Rosa Parks Circle, included juror...

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