gallery http://michiganradio.org en In this Traverse City gallery, strong drinks but "no watercolors of cherries" http://michiganradio.org/post/traverse-city-gallery-strong-drinks-no-watercolors-cherries <p></p><p>If you’re a local in Northern Michigan, especially in a tourist town, you need a few places that are all your own.</p><p>That dive bar visitors don’t know. The private beach that’s hidden away.</p><p>For Traverse City residents, one place like that is the InsideOut art gallery.</p><p>First thing you do there is get a drink at the cocktail bar.</p><p>Then, you head to the patio that has no view of the lake (which, hey, no tourists!)</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:18:46 +0000 Kate Wells 13938 at http://michiganradio.org In this Traverse City gallery, strong drinks but "no watercolors of cherries" Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center getting even bigger http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-s-largest-contemporary-arts-center-getting-even-bigger <p>This weekend the Grand Rapids <a href="http://www.uica.org/">Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts</a> opens at its new location.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pepfX6D5SI&amp;feature=player_embedded">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pepfX6D5SI&amp;feature=player_embedded</a></p><p>The UICA is the largest contemporary arts center in Michigan. With the new location, it&rsquo;s one of largest in the country in terms of programs and square footage.</p><p>There are five floors, including a ceramic studio, two theaters, and a place for kids to create art. There are very unique gallery spaces; this is not your average, open, white, space gallery. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:59:28 +0000 Lindsey Smith 3534 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center getting even bigger Prisoner art show http://michiganradio.org/post/prisoner-art-show <p>More than three-hundred works of art are on display at the University of Michigan by artists who are incarcerated prisoners. Independent producer and U of M professor of art <a href="http://www.art-design.umich.edu/people/detail/stephanie_rowden">Stephanie Rowden </a>visited prisons in Michigan and spoke with several incarcerated artists. She has this audio postcard about why the artists make art and what it means to be a part of the show.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-960690.mp3</p><p>The show is called <a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/pcap/pages/news.asp">The Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners</a> and it is part of <a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/pcap/index.html">The Prison Creative Arts Project.</a> The artwork is not only on display but it&rsquo;s also for sale.&nbsp; The show is at the Duderstadt Center Gallery at The University of Michigan until April 6<sup>th.</sup> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:26:08 +0000 Kyle Norris 1866 at http://michiganradio.org Prisoner art show