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Coming Home

Coming Home
Sep 8, 2018 - Jan 25, 2019

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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 selection of working artists.

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.

About the artists:

  Emily Najera,  1224 Bridge St. NW, 20”x20”, 2017, Pigment Print

Emily Najera, 1224 Bridge St. NW, 20”x20”, 2017, Pigment Print

Emily Najera
Najera is a professional artist and educator. Her research as a photographer examines forms of architecture as vernacular artifacts. Najera will present two dozen photographs of Grand Rapids’ northwest side, documenting the disappearing landscape of this multifaceted neighborhood.





  Jason Quigno  with sculpture, photo courtesy of LaFontsee Galleries

Jason Quigno with sculpture, photo courtesy of LaFontsee Galleries

Jason Quigno
Quigno, a stone artist, will exhibit work telling Anishinaabe stories, history, and legends. Quigno represents legends in non-objective ways with 5,000 pound granite boulders carved with simple flowing lines and various textures including high polished parts, rough sawn cuts, honed surfaces, and the natural raw crust that took millions of years to form.

  Zachary Trebellas , Mirror Selfie, Photography   

Zachary Trebellas, Mirror Selfie, Photography


Zachary Trebellas
Trebellas is an artist and educator in Grand Rapids. He recently spent a week in Japan interviewing and photographing residents about their cherished memories of things and places that no longer exist. This spring he will complete the second phase of the project, in which he speaks with and photographs residents of Grand Rapid's Burton Heights neighborhood. He hopes that by displaying the two parts of the project, he can foster empathy between people of disparate communities experiencing similar changes.

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 8
ArtPrize Ten: UICA Outside