Juana Williams - Exhibitions Curator


Trekking across the state from the Motor City, Juana comes to UICA from Detroit, MI, where she earned her BA in Art and MA in Art History, both from Wayne State University. As the Exhibitions Curator, Juana spends her days at UICA narrating stories and building connections through curation. She also enjoys reading and traveling, often simultaneously.

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Nick Hartman - Film Coordinator

UICA Film Coordinator Nick Hartman

Nick is a simple guy who loves cinema, heavy metal, and skateboarding. If he isn’t in a dark room watching movies, you can find him at his favorite Grand Rapids watering hole. Nick graduated with a degree in Film and Video from Grand Valley State University, and uses his knowledge to bring the best selection of films to the Grand Rapids community at the UICA Theater.

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Katherine Williams - Community Programs Coordinator

UICA Community Programs Coordinator Katherine Williams

Katherine is a museum and art educator from Grand Rapids. As Kendall alumni, she brings with her a passion for printmaking, mixed media collage, and collaborating with other artists to create memorable works of art. As an educator, Katherine strives to provide members of the community with engaging and meaningful experiences with art and the creative process. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, assembling puzzles, and sipping Spanish wine. 

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Will Olson - Retail and Guest Services Coordinator

UICA Retail and Guest Services Coordinator Will Olson

Born in Pontiac and raised in the greater Grand Rapids area, Will brings three years of Museum experience along with over twelve years of customer service experience to UICA. An Alumni of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Will holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has spent the last decade engaging with, and working as part of the West Michigan creative community. A proud “cat person”, Will has 3 cats (Super Mini, Mustard, and Tails) who he posts about online (obsessively).

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Brandon Belote - Audio & Video Technician

UICA Audio and Video Technician Brandon Belote

Brandon earned his BFA in Drawing from KCAD, and now supervises the technology in the UICA Film Theater. A nerd at heart, Brandon spends his time working on video projects and playing chess. He has shown in art and film festivals around the world, and started the Open Projector Film Series at UICA to help bring together filmmakers in West Michigan.

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