Category Archives: UICA

A Note from UICA

Dear UICA Supporters, I write to you today with great news!  As of this morning, UICA has merged with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.  This exciting development has come through the hard work of community … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 14, 2013 / 7–11 PM The ODD BALL is back! Come prepared for an unexpected mix of sophisticated décor and edgy performances against the vibrant background of our 2013 ArtPrize exhibition. Tickets will include valet parking, hors d’oeuvres and two … Continue reading

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts hires first full-time curator

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, for the first time in its 36-year-history, will have a full-time curator on staff. Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Alexander Paschka, a past ArtPrize artist and 5×5 Night winner, joins UICA as exhibitions curator beginning July … Continue reading

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UICA | Sign Painters

UICA and AIGA West Michigan present the West Michigan premiere of Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, featuring the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. This special one-night-only … Continue reading

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UICA | Chroma

The Chroma exhibition features artwork that focuses on color, or the lack of color, as the central element of expression. Physical specifications of color are generally associated with objects, materials or light sources, but we never really perceive what color … Continue reading

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UICA | Call for Artists

General Call for Proposals – Fall 2013 Exhibition UICA is seeking proposals for work that address contemporary issues and concerns, and/or work that pushes traditional boundaries in its treatment of materials or subject. Exhibitions spaces available include site-specific locations, areas … Continue reading

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UICA Call for Proposals

The UICA has several call for proposals for Summer and Fall 2013. General Call for Proposals – Fall 2013 Exhibition Deadline May 26 “UICA is seeking proposals for work – including site-specific installation, large suspended work, and sound/video works – … Continue reading

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UICA | Art Shop

  Stephanie Kang, a senior in the BFA program, is participating is the UICA’s current Art Shop. The show celebrated its opening during art.downtown, exhibiting work from over 20 local artists. The shop features local handmade art for the body, … Continue reading

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Limit(less) | UICA

By merely existing in a civilized community, we live with limits. Limits on movement, time, power, tolerance, resources, opportunities, mobility and space. Limits may strengthen or add clarity to a vision and empower a movement, or may repress and weaken … Continue reading

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UICA: Utopia/Dystopia

Opening next week at UICA, Utopia/Dystopia. Our society operates under a continual sense of fear. Threats of tsunamis, earthquakes, tribal warfare and violent extremism circulate through mass produced imagery and perpetuate a cultural landscape racked with apprehension. As the Mayan … Continue reading

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