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“Movies NOT in the Park” Begins This Week at UICA

Here's something cool. FREE movies are coming to downtown Grand Rapids!

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Augustine Songco/UICA
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ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work

Do you remember the artist in ArtPrize 2015 whose work was literally dismantled, stolen, by the public last year?

He was Jeffrey Augustine Songco, and he's back with a new work.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Artist Who Had Mardi Gras Beads Stolen Brings ‘Macarena’ to ArtPrize

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's installation "Revelry" brought 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids at ArtPrize 2015. Those beads were (mistakenly?) taken on opening weekend.

Songco is back for ArtPrize Eight with the "Macarena" at UICA.

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Seth Dahlseid
Seth Dahlseid
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UICA Hosts “superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial” Beginning in August

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will play host to a very interesting traveling art exhibit, superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial. It will be on exhibit from August 18 - October 23. Superusted presents the work of seventeen artists from five states across the Midwest including; Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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A Look Inside ‘UNLOADED’ at UICA [Photos]

UNLOADED is a traveling exhibition which explores the historical and social impact of guns. The exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts features the work of more than 20 artists, including former ArtPrize juror and ArtPrize award finalist Mel Chin.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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UICA Live Coverage Event [Photos]

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts held their 15th annual Live Coverage event on Friday night. Live Coverage featured dozens of artists creating art that is sold via silent auction the same night it is made.

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Nina Berman
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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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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UICA Screening ‘Labyrinth’ in Honor of David Bowie

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids has announced a one-night screening of Labyrinth in honor of the late David Bowie.

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Courtesy UICA
Courtesy UICA
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Grand Rapids Native Jerry Gretzinger Artwork Featured at UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will present Coming Home: Jerry Gretzinger opening this Saturday, November 21, 2015 – February 28, 2016. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Jerry’s Map, is a massive map created with a variety of mediums and dictated by an elaborate set of rules and randomly generated instructions created by Gretzinger himself.

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Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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Inside Kendall College and UICA at ArtPrize Seven [Photos]

With 1,550 entries at over 160 venues, it's nearly impossible to see everything at ArtPrize Seven.

We'll help you discover more of the artists and entries at ArtPrize with a closer look at venues throughout the event.

Take a look inside Kendall College and UICA at ArtPrize Seven.

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
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Sexual Assault Documentary to be Shown at UICA September 15

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will present a free screening of The Hunting Ground, a powerful documentary that underscores the widespread problem of campus sexual assault, along with a complementary panel discussion featuring West Michigan community leaders advocating for change, on September 15 at 8:00 pm. The screening is supported by the YWCA West Central Michigan.

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