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OddBall 2016: FUTURE TALK


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OddBall 2016: FUTURE TALK

Celebrate the Future.

Join us at this year’s OddBall gala and get a first look at FUTURE TALK, UICA’s ArtPrize Eight exhibition, and superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial. Explore the galleries, meet the artists, and enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and entertainment. 

Purchase your tickets today

For fee-free tickets, visit the UICA Guest Services Desk and purchase your tickets in person.

Ticket Price: UICA Members: $178.28, Public: $197.28
*Ticket includes: Admission, dinner, hosted beer and wine, entertainment, self-parking in Downtown GR parking ramps, and entertainment.

Schedule of Events.

6:00 pm     Drinks, hors d’oeuvre and exclusive gallery viewing of FUTURE TALK
7:30 pm     Seated dinner and exclusive gallery viewing of superusted
8:30 pm     Celebratory remarks and award presentation
9:00 pm     Live entertainment
10:00 pm   Evening concludes

A portion of each ticket purchase is considered a gift to UICA of KCAD of FSU. You will receive acknowledgement of your gift from the Ferris Foundation. 

Ticket quantities are limited. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Taylor or 616.454.7000 x17.

A Special Honor.



The inaugural Arts Advocate Award will be presented to Kathryn Chaplow, Principal and Interior Designer, Kathryn Chaplow Interior Design, and former Chair of the UICA Board of Directors.

Futuristic Fashion.

All images via Pinterest.

All images via Pinterest.

Looking for outfit inspiration?
Check out our Pinterest page to browse a selection of futuristic fashions. Strut your stuff with forward thinking costume or couture.

Contemporary Entertainment.

Enjoy a performance by Emma Loo and Sam, a boundary- pushing duo that incorporates multi-instrumental melodies and vocal effects to achieve an extraterrestrial sound and transformative experience.

This year's OddBall entertainment includes the premier of FOUR SEASONS, an exclusive performance and ArtPrize entry by Ritsu Katsumata. The time-based performance features original music that celebrates the four seasons and is based on William Duckworth's Time Curve Prelude #6 and is accompanied by Hugo Claudin on the electric violin and by Rachel Finan who offers her talents in the form of dance and percussion.

Not Your Average Party.

Proceeds from this benefit will directly advance UICA’s mission to build creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art.

OddBall 2016: FUTURE TALK identity designed by Conduit Studio.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Later Event: September 13
FUTURE TALK: ArtPrize Eight