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UICA Hosts Closing Event to Celebrate and Discuss Arts and Accessibility in Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) invites the community to take part in a public discussion on Sunday, July 28, about how to sustain arts and access in Grand Rapids for the future and will encourage conversation around the community impact of the inaugural DisArt Festival and centerpiece exhibition Art of the Lived Experiment. The event will include breakfast, a conversation moderated by a panel, and a Q&A to follow.

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UICA Brunch, Brews, and a Movie Begins in June

If you are a movie buff, and a food buff, the UICA has just the "ticket" for you.

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a partnership with Grand Rapids Brewing Company that will give foodies and film lovers something to celebrate. UICA and GRBC are teaming up to offer Brunch, Brews, and a Movie, a new series that incorporates a film school-esque lecture with everyone’s favorite mid-morning meal brunch. The event will take place at both UICA and GRBC on select Sundays throughout the year.

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UICA “Live Coverage” Fundraiser is May 16 With Some Nifty Upgrades

 

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a list of participating artists, live entertainment, and bidding upgrades for the 2015 event presented by Wolverine World Wide. UICA’s centerpiece fundraising event happens on May 16, and the proceeds support UICA’s Artworks summer program for teens, community programs, and exhibitions year-round.

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UICA Art Discussion With Joshua Rogers is May 8

The UICA will present a one-night-only discussion with Joshua Rogers, the collector behind their current contemporary art exhibition Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart. UICA Executive Director Miranda Krajniak will moderate the May 8 talk, which begins at 7 pm. Attendees to this free event can also pre-order the exhibition catalog, currently in production at Hat and Beard Press.

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Live Coverage at UICA is Back May 16 and Looking for Volunteers

Live Coverage, UICA’s largest and liveliest fundraiser of the year, is back! But, the needs your help. Show what a supporter of contemporary art you are by volunteering for this exciting event. Live Coverage features dozens of artists creating works on-site to be auctioned off later in the evening Guests will enjoy an art auction, live entertainment, delicious food, and a cash bar.

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Twenty-Six Artists’ Works On Display During Art of The Lived Experiment in Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), the Fed Galleries at KCAD, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum will display the work of 26 U.S. and international artists in Art of the Lived Experiment, a contemporary Disability Art exhibition on view April 10 – July 31, 2015.

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UICA Raising Funds for Exit Space Project for Murals in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids is about $1,000 short of its $10,000 fundraising goal for Exit Space Project.

Exit Space Project would bring art installations to public places in Grand Rapids.

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UICA Calling all Artists for new Murals Downtown This Spring

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA) public art program Exit Space Project just released an open call for artist proposals for a series of murals to be installed in downtown Grand Rapids this spring. The project, which is partially funded by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., will place several pieces of vibrant public art within the downtown boundaries.

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Up Close and Personal With Artist, Artwork and Collectors at the UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is holding three events in the upcoming weeks to bring visitors closer to the artwork, the artists, and the collectors associated with their current exhibitions, Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection, and Looking Forward: The Artwork of Kirk Newman.

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Found Footage Festival Returning to the UICA

Next Thursday, December 18, the much anticipated "Found Footage Festival" returns to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts at 7:30 pm. Volume 7 of the live comedy and screening event features unusual and humorous clips from VHS videotapes gathered from thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses, and dumpsters throughout the United States.

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Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival at UICA

Do you like to be scared? Are you into scary movies with lots of frights? October 22 through the 25th is the time for you.

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ArtPrize 2014: Detroit Artists Bring Animation Projection to UICA [Video]

"Peralux" from NewD Media is drawing attention. The 2014 ArtPrize entry has been seen in the public vote Top 25.

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