International Sculpture Center

   


21st INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CONFERENCE
 

Lighted Bridge on the Grand River. Photo: Brian Kelly. Courtesy
Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
Sculpture in Public: Part II,
Public Art

O
ctober 2 – 4, 2008
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Presented in collaboration with the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

   
Funding in part provided by: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Fred and Lena Meijer, Mary Ann Keeler, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Convention, Visitor’s Bureau, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids Art Museum, Enterprise rent-a-car and Grand Valley State University.
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Area Attractions:
 


Arnaldo Pomodoro, Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose,
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park cast 1999-2000. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. Photo by William J. Hebert

Art

 
Museums

Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)
Offering free admission to all conference attendees with a conference badge Wednesday, October 1st - Sunday, October 5th! The recently reopened GRAM is the first newly-constructed LEED-certified art museum in the world. It exhibits work of national caliber and regional distinction. The museum collection spans Renaissance to Modern Art; with particular strength in European and American 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture. Their Works on Paper Study includes more than 3,500 prints, drawings, and photographs. Featured show will be photographer Richard Avedon. Museum Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 10 am - 5 pm; Friday 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. Located within walking distance from the Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott.

 
Galleries
Grand Rapids Gallery Association
The Grand Rapids Gallery Association is a multi-faceted organization celebrating the area's diverse and stimulating fine arts community. For a listing of affiliates to explore, please visit their site.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts


Deborah Butterfield, Cabin Creek, 1999, Bronze,
photo: © Balthazar Korab Ltd.

UICA represents Michigan's largest multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center and offers cutting-edge programming in visual arts, performance art, literature, film, music and dance. UICA's Film Theatre is downtown's only cinema, presenting films 7 days a week. Located a short drive from the Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott.

Elizabeth Gooddard
41 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand rapids. MI 49503
Ph: 459-7000
Email: therapy@uica.org
www.uica.org
 

Grand Rapids Community College Collins Art Gallery

"Short and Sweet; New Clay Works by Billy Mayer 
Exhibition for October 2008 beginning October 1 – ending October 28. The Artist’s Reception will be Friday, October 3, 6pm – 9pm.
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-2pm & 4pm-8pm/Fri 12pm-3pm.

143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 234- 3544
www.grcc.edu
Contact: Ron Stein
(616) 234-3544
rstein@grcc.edu

 
Meyer May House
This 1908 masterpiece of the prairie-style design is one of the most complete restorations of a Frank Lloyd Wright house in existence. Free admission. Call 616-246-4821 for hours. Located a short drive from downtown Grand Rapids.
 
Calvin Downtown Gallery Exhibition
Mars Attacks Fragonard!
Vanessa Vobis
September 12 - October 4

(106) Gallery
106 South Division Avenue.
Calvin College
Dept. of Art and Art History

Hours:
Wed 1-9pm
Thurs and Fri 1-6pm
(open Friday Oct. 3 for "One Big Party" from 6-11pm)

 

BYRNEBOEHM Gallery
“Sculpture by Kurt Kaiser, MFA and Judy Maggini, BFA, MFA” Kevin Boehm
959 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 336-0209
Email: byrneboehmgallery@sbcglobal.net

Calvin College - Center Art Gallery
“Chicago Sculpture International – 2008 Juried Exhibition”
Joel Zwart
3201 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 526-6271
Email: jhz2@calvin.edu
www.calvin.edu/centerartgallery

Cascade Gallery & Frame Shop
“Steel Sculptures by Kalamazoo Artist Holly Fisher”
Lisa Dionne
2840 Thornapple River Dr. SE
Cascade Township, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 949-4056
Email: cascadeartgallery@sbcglobal.net

Kendall Gallery
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
“Primary”
Sarah Joseph
17 Fountain NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 451-2787x138
Email: smjoseph@yahoo.com

LaFontsee Galleries & Underground Studio
“Dietrich Klinge”
Scott LaFontsee
820 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 451-3850/9820
Email: scott@lafontsee.us
www.lafontsee.us

Open Concept Gallery
“Dennis Oppenheim and Public Space”
Zora Carrier
50 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 233-9722
info@openconceptgallery.org
www.openconceptgallery.org

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
UP: An exhibit of hovering, folding, inflating and wheeling sculpture
“Urban Clay Invitational”
Dietmar Krumrey, solo exhibit
Donovan Widmer, solo exhibit
Elizabeth Goddard
41 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids . MI 49503
Ph: 459-7000
Email: therapy@uica.org
www.uica.org


Grand Rapids Art Museum

work from the Permanent Collection
Kerri Vanderhoff
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 831-1000
Email: pr@artmuseumgr.org
www.gramonline.org

Grand Valley State University GVSU Art Gallery
Allendale Campus
work from the Permanent Collection
Cathy Marashi
1121 Performing Arts Center
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
Phone: (616) 331-2564
Email: marashic@gvsu.edu

 
Historical
Gerald R. Ford Museum
The Ford Museum's permanent collection allows visitors to actually participate in history while reviewing the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. A succession of feature exhibitions draws upon the holdings of the entire Presidential Libraries System, Smithsonian Institution, National Archives, and others. Open daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens and military service members, $5.00 for college students with ID. Located within walking distance from the Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott.
Van Andel Museum


Number 26
, 1995-1996, Bronze, by Hanneke
Beaumont (Dutch, b. 1947) photo © Balthazar Korab

The Van Andel or Public Museum carries the distinction of being the first museum ever to be accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1971 and has continued to earn that accreditation in every review since. The museum acts as a premier educational institution for West Michigan. Located within walking distance from the Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott.

Heritage Hill

Experience this annual event scheduled for the weekend of the conference, October 4th and 5th! Tour 8 private homes and 4 institutions in this unique historical neighborhood of Grand Rapids.  Tickets are required.  For more information or to purchase tickets call (616) 459-8950 or visit http://www.heritagehillweb.org. Read more about the 2007 Heritage Hill Tour

General
Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
Try the beer made on site and enjoy the good food and great atmosphere at this 1893 brewery that was closed during Prohibition but recreated 100 years after its opening. Located a short drive from downtown Grand Rapids.
 
Downtown Grand Rapids
Downtown Grand Rapids' primary shopping district centers on a tree-lined street that runs from Pearl Street uphill to Division Avenue. Along the way are several small boutique shops, storefront cafés, and restaurants. Ionia Street, which crosses over Monroe, provides the urban setting for a variety of neat art galleries and, on its southwestern end, some of the downtown area's best restaurants and nightlife. Located within walking distance from the Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 


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