Paint on Glass Workshop with Charles Wilson coming to the CMC May 22

Submitted 04-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

Have you ever walked through a museum and wondered what it would be like if the paintings on the walls could move?  Alexander Petrov, Martine Chartrand and Lynn Smith used the answer to that question to make amazing works of animated art like...

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UICA Interview: Casey McGuire

Submitted 04-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

Casey McGuire's installation, The Insatiable Feeling of Soft Ground, provides a personal narrative through the placement of objects, structures, and image within a particular space. Sculptures are informed by the connections that arise between...

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Yes… there ARE cool things going on this weekend.

Submitted 04-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 Hi everyone! Oh-my-gosh-one-of-the-biggest-events-of-the-spring-is-almost-here! Mark your calendars for Art.Downtown. next Friday from 6-11pm. The tagline goes something like this: 400 artists, 25 unexpected downtown locations, 2 trolleys, 1...

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Tour the historic Masonic Temple this Thursday night and learn about "The Masonic Secrets of Old Grand Rapids"

Submitted 04-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Ever wonder what's gone on in the past at the 95-year-old Masonic Temple in downtown Grand Rapids?   Take a field trip with the Grand Rapids Historical Society starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8 for a presentation billed as "The...

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Localized Author Releases New Book

Submitted 04-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 I recently sat down with Author Matthew Gavin Frank to talk about the nature of prose versus verse and his new book "Barolo" released by The University of Nebraska Press. "Barolo" is part travel anthology, part foodie digest, and part cultural...

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The thread that binds us: A look at maids' lives during Women's History Month

Submitted 04-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

At first glance, there is nothing about The Leonard at Logan Bed & Breakfast (440 Logan SE) that screams banal.  The English-style bed & breakfast in Heritage Hill is an upscale destination for mini-vacations, weddings, business...

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Michigan-Land of Riches Sneak Preview

Submitted 04-01-2010 under NEWS

Michigan Land of Riches: Re-examining the old Grand Rapids Public Museum is getting ready to open the doors of the old museum for a very public exhibition in this very special space.  Here is some behind the scenes footage of the space before...

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[VIDEO] The Revolution is Not Like a Faucet: A Reading by John Ross

Submitted 04-01-2010 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians gathered at Mexicains Sans Frontieres on Thursday, March 25 for a concert by Caribbean musical group, Akaray, and a reading by activist, journalist and Beat poet, John Ross.  Ross passionately discussed the 100th anniversary of...

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Kendall a Big Player in Art.Downtown.

Submitted 03-31-2010 under NEWS

 Art.Downtown. keeps gaining momentum, with over 300 artists participating at over 25 venues. Kendall College of Art & Design is a primary event sponsor and will also host two sites, at its main building and its graduate studios. ...

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UICA Volunteer Spotlight: Brett Colley

Submitted 03-31-2010 under NONPROFITS

Over the past six years, Brett Colley has been a dedicated volunteer, leader, arts advocate, educator, and peer. Brett has generously given countless hours to UICA and to our community as one of the most active members of our all-volunteer Visual...

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