Author: Emily Gilbert

Emily Gilbert is interning this fall at GR|MAG. She will be graduating from Grand Valley State University in December with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Writing. She realized she wanted to be a writer when she started writing fictitious stories about her Bratz dolls at nine years old. Ever since, she has dedicated her professional and personal life to putting her thoughts and ideas onto paper, and out into the world. As a music, art and food lover, she is excited to write about all of the things that Grand Rapids has to offer.
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Artist Kimberly LaVon

Muralist Partners with Neighborhood on ArtPrize 10 Project

In honor of ArtPrize 10, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) moved its exhibition beyond the galleries and into the community with “UICA Outside.” The exhibition features public projects in three different neighborhoods: West Side, Creston and Baxter. Kimberly LaVon, a printmaker and graphic designer, was chosen as the artist to create a large-scale work in the Baxter neighborhood.