Opening Night Event: US IS THEM and Here + Now
Friday, January 27, 2017
UICA Member Preview: 5:30 - 6:00 pm, Public Welcome, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5
Join UICA as we celebrate the opening of US IS THEM: Art from the Pizzuti Collection and Here + Now. Enjoy cheese and charcuterie from Reserve Food and Wine, hear remarks from UICA’s Exhibitions Curator, and learn about the works on view from docents stationed in the galleries.
UICA thanks the following for their generous support of US IS THEM and Here + Now
Ferris State University
National Endowment for the Arts
The Wege Foundation
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
About US IS THEM:
US IS THEM is a powerful exhibition of works by 42 international artists who confront issues of politics, religion, and racism. The exhibition presents more than 50 individual contemporary artworks across a diverse range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, and video. The artists in US IS THEM created enlightening and thoughtful works that challenge and rearrange stale notions of identity and obsolete notions of difference. US IS THEM originated at the Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, OH, and was organized by Curator Rebecca Ibel.
About Here + Now:
Here + Now, a series of solo exhibitions, performances and community events curated by UICA Exhibitions Curator Heather Duffy, extends the opportunity presented by US IS THEM to emerging and mid-career black and African American visual artists, spoken word artists, curators, and performance artists. Here + Now includes newly created solo shows and a guest-curated group exhibition, as well as performances, community events and educational programs.
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance.