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Opening Reception: Coming Home and Organize Your Own


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Opening Reception: Coming Home and Organize Your Own

Member Preview: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Public Welcome: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5

Join us for the Coming Home and Organize Your Own opening reception to get a first look at the works on view. Meet and mingle with the artists on-site, explore the galleries, and enjoy light refreshments from Marie Catrib's and a cash bar.

About the Exhibitions.

Coming Home

Coming Home is a suite of exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established Michigan artists. Coming Home celebrates Michigan’s role as a platform for inspiration, exploration, and creative development by highlighting a diverse group of working artists.

Coinciding with the calendar year’s passing of the seasons, and the broader homecoming of travelers, Coming Home celebrates both departures and reunions.

Coming Home features work by artists who are from Michigan, are currently based in Michigan, or have spent a considerable amount of time in Michigan during the course of their careers.

Participating Artists Include Rick Beerhorst and Nathan Heuer.

Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements

Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements is a exhibition and event series that started in both Philadelphia and Chicago in early 2016 and is now traveling nationwide. Organize Your Own features new works by contemporary artists and poets that respond to the history of the mandate from the Black Power movement to “organize your own” community against racism.

Featuring commissioned artworks by Amber Art & Design, Irina Contreras, Robby Herbst, Matt Neff, Mary Patten, Dave Pabellon, Dan S. Wang, and Rosten Woo. 

Thank You.

UICA thanks the following for their support of Coming Home and Organize Your Own.

Conduit Studio
Ferris State University
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
UICA Members

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

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