Breaching the Margins
May 10 - Aug 18, 2019
Breaching the Margins is a juried exhibition of works by artists who examine ways in which marginalized groups navigate and work against social exclusion.
Societies often attempt to deny marginalized groups of people avenues for social inclusion and space to articulate self-defined identities. However, art can be an active force that supersedes societal relegations, and a catalyst to give power to groups who were formerly powerless. The selected artists approach these ideas from various points of view, and offer dialogues regarding their rejection of marginalization.
Breaching the Margins was introduced to the global artists’ community as an open call for work of any medium. The 33 artists included in this exhibition were selected from nearly 200 artist-applicants, comprising over 500 submitted pieces.
Jenny E. Balisle
Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins
Charles Mason III
Tylonn J. Sawyer
Member Morning: Breaching the Margins
Thu, May 9, 2019
UICA Members can enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries led by Juana Williams, UICA's Exhibition's curator. Members, click here to register for Member Morning: Breaching the Margins
Opening Night Event
Fri, May 10, 2019
5:30 - 9:00 pm
Free for UICA Members;
Free with admission
Join UICA for the opening of our newest exhibition, Breaching the Margins. Enjoy a cash bar, light refreshments, and a first look at the works on view.
As part of the Kennedy Prints Site-Specific Installation, which is part of "Breaching the Margins", UICA collaborated with, and wishes to thank, the following local organizations:
Kids' Food Basket
Latino Community Coalition
Malamiah Juice Bar
Our Kitchen Table
The Spoke Folks
Urban Core Collective
West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology (WMCAT)
Resilient Roots Yoga
Fulton Street Farmers Market
GR Creative Youth Center
Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives
Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses
Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
Grand Rapids Pride Center
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids Urban League
Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians
Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities
Breaching the Margins is presented with support from:
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