Wondering where to go and what to see on November 1st? Check out our list of participating venues, artists, curators and documeters. Want to find out more or get a sneak peak at some of the artwork? Connect with us on Facebook.
98 East Fulton St Suite 202 -WestMichiganCenter for Arts and Technology
Please join WestMichiganCenter for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) for an opening reception to celebrate the talents of ten local artists/designs, who teach in our Teen Arts Program. This exhibition includes a wide-range of work such as photography, textile work, app design and more!
2 Fulton Street W. – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
First and Second Floor
Pulso: Arte de las Americas/Art of the Americas
Spanning between KCAD and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Pulso is rooted in an exploration of the ways in which regional boundaries affect the perception of art. While the artists involved all have ties to Latin America, this collaborative exhibition frees itself from the confines of such labels by allowing the diversity of medium and subject matter to challenge cultural preconceptions of contemporary art and strengthen the dialogue among artists, both locally and globally.
Curator: Salvador Jiménez Flores
Artists: Hugo Claudin Salvador Jiménez Flores
A Gorilla Pictures Premier of Beautiful Prison is a heavily stylized, genre-blending narrative focused around a brain damaged man, who, after a violent accident, awakens with a restored intellect and a supernatural ability to control the happenings of his world. Tonally, Beautiful Prison plays in and out of several different genres: action, familial abuse, horror, romance, and comedy. The world is often mysterious, occasionally wonderful, and at times terrifying. (83 min)
ZERO+ Work by Tom Duimstra
Tom Duimstra’s work expands outward from a central point of minimalism. He expands out into a world of texture, color, and mark-making. The work communicates an artistic balance of receiving and giving, looking and responding, that draws viewers in. The conversation between universal and personal is created when Duimstra incorporates elements of the visual language of the everyday into his creations. ZERO+ organizes the subtle and dynamic expansions of his work into an mature and evocative showcase.
Curator: Alexander Pasckha
Artist: Tom Duimstra
UICA Free Radcial Show – Floor 4
Opening on Dia de los muertos, Finados features artists’ departures from and investigations into traditional Day of the Dead imagery and themes.
Curator: Heather Duffy
Artists: Michele Bosak, Salvador Jimenez and more.
UICA Free Radcial Show – Floor 4
A/Political is a show that embraces diverse socio-political challenges and critiques the binary opposition between “the political” and “the apolitical”.
Curator: Steven Michielsen
Artists: Jessica Pleyel, Rickie Andersson Jr, Amanda Carmer, Anthony Mead, Jessica Page, Natalie Phillips and more.
40 S. Division – Craft House
Artwork inspired by the poem “One Today” by Richard Blanco
Curator: Amanda Carmer
Documenter: Taylor Greenfield
Artists: Eana Agopian, Amanda Carmer, Jillian Brown, Darlene Kaczmarczyk
42 S. Division -Live/Work 42
Part of a World
A show by Duende Projects
43 S. Division – Pub 43
Slow Venom III: Resurrection
Returning for a third time to Pub 43 is a group of artists creating work around the theme of Halloween.Wear your costumes and join us for the evening!
Curator: Annamarie Buller & Tony Shectman
Artists: Beverly, Barbara Counsil, Alexandra Johnson, Jess Keeney, Josh McVety, Miranda Sharp, James Tingley and more.
44 S. Division – Spiral
For our inaugural show we are going to display contemporary paintings by Kendall graduates.
Curators: Steven Vinson & Sarah Knill
Documenter: Sarah Knill
Artists: Tatsuki Hakoyama, Sarah Knill, Steven Vinson and more.
46 S. Divsion -WD Photography
a storefront window installation examining perspective in the formal visual art sense as well as the human ability to perceive and have opinions
Curator/ Artist: Danielle Wyckoff
48 S. Division – Heartside Art Gallery
Come create artwork with the reshest bunch in town.
Curator: Fuzzy Jane
Artists: 40+ Heartside Artists
62 S. Division – Adam Bird Photography Studio
“Starter Art” brings affordable art to old and new collectors.
Curator: Miranda Sharp
Documenter: Lynsey Marcellus
Artists: Hannah Kennedy, Lynsey Marcellus, Matthew Hansen, Miranda Sharp, Lisa Ambrose, Alysen Hester, Josh McVety and more.
100 Commerce – Lantern Coffee House
Three artists paint new stories about people, animals and the created world.
Artists: Aj Cooke, Kathryn Robertson & Joseph DeCommer
106 S. Division – CalvinCollege (106) Gallery
Through appropriated, altered, and original lens-based imagery, “Dark Flight” borrows aesthetic and poetic surplus from the practices of meteoritics, ornithology, and rock collecting to better understand how humans search for, perceive, and understand a range of natural phenomena that are just outside the limits of human understanding.
The Creative Divide
The Kendall Illustration Club will be presenting pieces that are the very essence of creativity. From paintings to drawings, and cartoons to renderings, The Creative Divide represents all facets of Illustrations.
Artists: Kirbi Fagan, Alexandra Johnson and more
106 S. Division #215 – The L-Loft
Curator: Derrick Hollowell
106 S. Division Curbside – Free Radical Gallery
There/Here: A Mobile Exhibit
There/Here: A Mobile Exhibit explores themes of transplantation, displacement, and mobility. The exhibit will be installed in a pair of enclosed cargo trailers retrofitted as white cube spaces; during its run, There/Here will dock at different venues in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.
117 S. Division – Propaganda Doughnuts
A collection of mixed media that explores the self through beauty, nature, mortality, and the baggage we choose to carry along the way.
Curator: Abbey Blodgett/Alaina Clarke
Documenter: Dan Miller
Artists: Cynthia Ford, Hallie Leblanc, Joshua Geller, Alaina Clarke & Abbey Blodgett
120 S. Division Streetside- Free Radical Gallery
Echoes of the big bang still haunt our atmosphere in the form of television static. What can be learned about our own nature by studying these electromagnetic ghosts of our collective birth?
120 S. Divsion – Mexicains Sans Fronteries
Curator: Hugo Caludin
120 S. Divsion Apt 125 – Parliment the Botique
Parliament Takes Flight: Free Radical at Parliament the Boutique
Please join us as Parliament the Boutique introduces the work of fellow hand-crafted makers to the shop, just in time for the holiday season. In addition to the work of Littlewings Designs, we now will be carrying the work of other artisans who are independently operated and give unique nods to fibers and natural materials in their work.
Curator: Elyse Welcher
Artists: Amber Gerard, Ashley Lieber, Abbey Blodgett, Elyse Welcher and more.
121 S. Division – Free Radical Gallery
City, Country, and Mouse
A triad of paintings which transition from realistic rural landscape to abstract cityscape, utilizing a rich, earthy color palette with mixed media elements.
Curator and Artist: Danielle Walsh
122 S. Division – Fat Johnny’s
Windows and Walls
This show features work that explores patterns and textures found in nature. While the work seems familiar at first and lets you in, it also blocks the viewer from knowing exactly what it is.
Curator: Megan Gurisko
Artists: Megan Gurisko, Monica Lloyd, Susan Klein, Jessica Page
129 S. Division – Vertigo Music
”As artists, we have a chance to use our voice in a way that people will listen. Though I enjoy pieces that are for aesthetic appeal, I would like to have pieces about something that matters. The macro is to say something and the micro is the artist using their medium to display a message that is important to them.”
Curator: Claire Lea
Artists: Jenna Para
136 S. Divsion – Have Company
Have Company is a general store specializing in local handmade goods, small publications, & working together.Featuring the work of Anvilgoods 15% off vintage goods.
Curator: Marlee Grace Hanson
138 S. Division – Sanctuary Folk Art
Curator: Dave Warmenhoven
Artists: Reb Roberts, Tom D., Dave Warmenhoven, Paul Warfield and more.
235 S. Division Apt 100 – Shen Dojo
Limitless Space Opening
A dynamic experience between several fields fo art including Music Installation, Fine Art, Interactive Art, Martial Arts,Film and Performance Art. Enjoy the creative space with limitless tea served to you in handmade ceramic cups available for a $5 suggested donatioin to benefit a musical performance at 7 pm by Breathe Owl Breathe.
Curator: Kate Lewis
Documenters: BrandonLake & Adora Trostle
Artists: Daniel Muschiana, Kate Lewis, BrandonLake, Anthony Mead, Dr. Gregory Lawton and Randi Ford
235 S. Division Apt 111 – Gaspard Gallery
Sacred & Profane
Gaspard is pleased to present a public installation of new photographic works by Chris Cox. These photographs give insight into the forthcoming artist book to be published and released by Gaspard December 2013.
Curator/ Documenter: Chris Cox
Artists: Gaspard Artist Group