Avenue for the Arts presents 11th anniversary of Free Radical

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under NEWS

On November 1 and 8 the Avenue for the Arts presents the 11th anniversary of Free Radical, an art event on South Division Avenue showcasing local talent. Local businesses along the strip will transform into temporary art galleries, hosting over 100...

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Play at UICA

by (HannahMax)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under OPINION

The current exhibition at UICA is titled "Play." On the forth floor there is an interactive mechanism made of acrylic, electronics, and wood. Iowa resident Del Jackson is the creative genius behind this product. This piece is called A.I....

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Impart: Artist Tim Stoelting asserts "art is a tool for generating change"

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Tim Stoelting is an artist who plays around with people's perceptions of the spaces and objects around them. With his ArtPrize entry "...

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Impart: Local artist Brandon Belote sees links between art and science

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Brandon Belote is the projectionist and AV technician at UICA and a Kendall grad. He often experiments with video in his work. "I wouldn't...

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Grand Rapids, it's time to send the circus packing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under OPINION

As the city celebrates everything that is great about West Michigan during ArtPrize, a traveling sideshow of cruelty overshadows the festivities.   Elephants, lions and tigers are calling the Van Andel Arena parking lot home this week. Before...

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Story Matters: Michael Johnson shares how Grand Rapids is a hidden gem

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-29-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked...

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UICA + KCAD: What can we expect from this new alliance?

by (tfox)

Submitted 08-24-2013 under OPINION

During the campus meeting Tuesday morning, KCAD president David Rosen indicated that the college would be engaging in a collaborative relationship with UICA, so when the formal announcement was made on Friday morning, it wasn’t entirely...

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UICA merges with Kendall College of Art and Design

by (pelz)

Submitted 08-23-2013 under NEWS

According to a press release issued Thursday, without some major changes, the UICA was on a path to closing its doors this fall. Impeded by a 3.8 million dollar deficit, in part due to their recent move to the new building, their choices were...

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New UICA director works to revive hub of creativity

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're going to be the hub of creativity for the up and coming artists," asserts Miranda Krajniak, newly-appointed executive director of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) at the corner of Fulton and Division. "There...

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Tiny Terrariums: Out of the Bottle workshop offered at UICA

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under NEWS

As a part of the UICA’s Quirkshop Series, a Tiny Terrarium: Out of the Bottle workshops will be held from 7-9 p.m. on August 14 and 15. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased online before the workshop, with a...

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