Professional Development Day

Craft House Gallery is hosting a Professional Development Day on September 13th from 10am-4pm. This is a great chance for students to talk one on one with professional mentors in the area, as well as have a portfolio review with a professional outside of academia. There will also be workshops on digital documentation, grant writing, and financial management. Lunch will be provided and raffle prizes will be drawn at the end of the event. For more information or to register online go to

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Art Prize Preview | Makoto Fujimura

Please join us for a private preview of ArtPrize 2014 at the Acton Institute
‘Walking on Water: A Journey of Faith and Art with Makoto Fujimura’

September 23, 2014
6:30pm—Doors and Gallery Open
7:00pm—Makoto Fujimura Presentation

Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. Makoto will discuss the process of creating “Walking on Water” using Nihonga materials, a traditional Japanese technique used to paint this piece. He will also discuss his journey toward integration of his art and faith, and offer his reflections on the March 2011 tsunami and the ongoing nuclear challenges that face Japan, which inspired the creation of “Walking on Water.”

To register or learn more, see the link below:

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Artist Talk & Ice Cream Social

Meet us Friday, September 5 at 1:30PM in SC150 (art history classroom): lecture by Aaron Shoon, and artist and designer who lives in works in NYC. Aaron will be at Calvin this week, working with sculpture students. Shoon has a BFA in furniture design from VCU, and an MFA in graphic design from RISD.
He has worked as a lead designer at the Museum of Natural History in New York, and has recently started his own business, making and selling lathe turned table lamps
Afterwards at 2:40PM, meet in the Spoelhof Atrium Patio for an Ice Cream Social for majors, minors, arts cohort, faculty and staff.


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Professional Development Day

Creative professionals will share the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to traverse the competitive creative industry. Includes one-on-one portfolio reviews, workshops on webs tie building, financial management and creative entrepreneurialism.
Registration is now open.
Saturday Sept 13 10-4 Craft House 40 S. Division Ave.

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GRAM on the Green

CaptureThursdays, July 10 – August 14, 2014
GRAM on the Green returns this summer for a sixth straight season of exciting live outdoor music! Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, FREE museum admission, a cash bar, and more.
5:00 – 9:00 pm Outdoor sketching and games on Wege Plaza, cash bar, food trucks, Museum Galleries open and Free
For more details visit:

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Con Artist Crew Present: COMMIX

Commix-Branding-GraphicsThe COMMIX exhibition is a multidisciplinary exhibition that will transform the UICA first floor and lower level into an immersive environment of contemporary street art and graphics. This group exhibition will comprise a national network of artists and organized by the regional gallery group Con Artist Crew. Work featured in this show will contain elements of nature and landscape as a motif carried throughout a young and hip palette of color and form. Guests will be able to experience artwork from working artist that are redefining collaboration, entrepreneurship, and regional identity.
Tanner Wilson
Deco 23
Daniel Dienelt
Reuben Garcia
Ryan Brady
Ryan Koster
Magdalene Law
Katie M Moore
Krystle Formsma
Matt Loeks
Thomas Peterson
Allan Durham
Fredy Santiago
Scott Wygmans

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