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The Jump Off and Flex Gallery Opening Reception


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The Jump Off and Flex Gallery Opening Reception

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

 UICA Opening Reception: US IS THEM and Here + Now

Join us for The Jump Off opening reception and get a first look at the works on view. Meet the artists included in the exhibition and enjoy light refreshments, a cash bar, and remarks by UICA’s Exhibitions Curator. Also opening that evening: The Flex Gallery by Zachary Johnson who will be on-site to talk about his work and the works included in the mobile exhibition.

About the Exhibitions.

The Jump Off
June 02 - August 26, 2017

UICA celebrates 40 years of experimentation and growth with The Jump Off, a group exhibition that features multiple works by local, regional, and national artists. The artists included in the exhibition reveal the evolution within the creative process by presenting artwork that defines their current practice paired with earlier works - specifically, exposing the piece or pieces that served as the clear turning point; catalyzing the spark for their new work’s materials, visual or conceptual content.  

The Jump Off was curated by UICA’s Exhibitions Curator, Heather Duffy, from a national call for work. Learn more.

The artists included in The Jump Off: Hannah Smith Allen, Maggie Bandstra, Tyler Bohm, Pete Braspenninx, Kaylee Britton, Rachel Britton, Sophia Brueckner, Sara Dhyne, Scott Dickson, Melissa Dorn Richards, Laurel Dugan, Eliza Fernand, David Frison, Christy Georg, Toby Kaufman-Buhler, Jeff Kraus, Nathan Margoni, Catherine Mellinger, Avery Miller, Meredith Miller, Lisa Mull, Alessandra Myers, Thomas Pike, Ethan Ross, Megan Stone, Nicholas Szymanski, Kayla Thompson, Molly Lucille, Dave Weindorf, Elisabeth Wellfare, Tianna Wierenga, Al Wildey, Rachelle Wunderink.

Flex Gallery: A Public Art Project by Zachary Johnson
June 02 - August 04, 2017

Flex Gallery is a wearable, rotating exhibition space located on curator Zachary Johnson’s left arm. The mobile art space has to date hosted twelve custom armbands created by local, regional, and international artists that were originally exhibited in runs of two weeks each. The project includes a diverse range of media including photography, digital illustration, soft sculpture, and printmaking. Flex Gallery is curated with no limitations other than the dimensions of the canvas armbands which Johnson supplies to each artist.  The full series of work from 12 artists will be displayed in UICA’s Front Street Gallery from June 02 - August 04, 2017. Learn more.

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

Earlier Event: June 2
Buster's Mal Heart
Later Event: June 2
The Jump Off