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The Jump Off


The Jump Off
June 2, 2017 - August 26, 2017

UICA The Jump Off Exhibition logo

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. 

The artists included in The Jump OffHannah 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.


Opening Reception

The Jump Off and Flex Gallery Opening Reception
June 02, 2017
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 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: Flex Gallery by Zachary Johnson who will be on-site to talk about his work and the works included in the mobile exhibition.


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

Earlier Event: April 8
MEGA 2017