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Nina Berman
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Guns…a new Thought Provoking Exhibit Coming to the UICA

Guns in the American culture are a very hot topic. For, or against, there is no middle ground here, no grey area.

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) certainly isn't taking sides, but the want the conversation to continue. To encourage that, UNLOADED, an exhibition of works by more than 20 artists exploring the historical and social issues surrounding guns on culture, will open March 31st and run through May 15th, then, return for July, 5 - 31. 

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Announces New Grants for Artists Worth $55,000

ArtPrize today announced a brand new grant program for 2016. ArtPrize Featured Public Projects will grant $55,000 directly to artists, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 per project.

The grants will be given to artists for entries at four ArtPrize venues: Vandenberg (Calder) Plaza, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Grand River and Gillett Bridge.

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Courtesy LowellArts!
Courtesy LowellArts!
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West Michigan Regional Art Competition in Lowell This March

LowellArts! announces a Call for Entries to the 30th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition. The competition is open to all visual art media by artists, 18 years and older, who currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.

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You Tube/Burger Fiction
You Tube/Burger Fiction
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Hollywood’s Best Picture Oscar Winners From the Beginning [Video]

The Academy Award nominations are in, we know who may win the coveted Oscar this year, and on Oscar Sunday, February 28, at 7 p.m., we will know the winners. The excitement is building.

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Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
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Opera Grand Rapids Presenting Orpheus and Eurydice in April

April 8 and 9, at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids,  MI  49506, Opera Grand Rapids presents it's next opera, Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck.

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Yanni performs the National Anthem
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Yanni Coming to DeVos Performance Hall in July

 

Internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni rings in the New Year with a new album and the news of a major North American tour, embarking February 2nd in Sarasota, FL, with stops in cities including Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Grand Rapids, of course.

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Courtesy Rapid Delivery Improv
Courtesy Rapid Delivery Improv
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Grand Rapids Best Improv Comedy at Dog Story Theater Wednesday

LaughFest is just around the corner, early in March. It will be ten-days of nearly non-stop comedy. You can get a head start on your laughing at the Dog Story Theater in downtown Grand Rapids this Wednesday night.

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
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Live Coverage Event Returns to the UICA in March

A really cool and exciting event is back at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA).Its their 15th annual Live Coverage event presented by Wolverine Worldwide, on March 11, 2016, from 7 – 11 pm, at the Michigan art center’s spacious galleries at 2 Fulton West in Grand Rapids.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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2014 ArtPrize Winner ‘Intersections’ Heading to Boston, Featured by National Geographic [Video]

Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" won the Public Vote and was co-winner of the Juried Grand Prize at ArtPrize 2014.

The popular entry is heading to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., just north of Boston. "Intersections" was also recently featured by National Geographic. 

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2016 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Revenant’ Leads with 12 Noms, ‘Mad Max’ with 10

We made it! Oscar nominations day has finally arrived, putting to rest all of your endless predictions about the most ambiguous awards season in decades, until, of course, we start prognosticating about the nominees. The 2016 Oscar nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. E.T. and you can watch them live below.

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Festival of the Arts Performance Application Deadline is Near

Are you a singer, dancer, solo, group, choir, whatever? Do you have a desire to be on the "big stage?" Festival of the Arts 2016, the annual first of June entertainment and food extravaganza in Grand Rapids is accepting applications from all hopeful performers, but the deadline is near.

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Hayden Graves/Michigan DNR
Hayden Graves/Michigan DNR
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Want to Spend Summer Creating Art in the Porcupine Mountains? Apply Here

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2016 spring, summer and fall and 2017 winter residencies.

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