Fishladder to publish 14th edition of student work

Grand Valley State University publication Fishladder, celebrates its 14th year with a fresh batch of original pieces of writing and artwork. The 2017 edition of Fishladder will be released at an unveiling party Friday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location is to be determined and will be established shortly.

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Arts at Noon continues with performance from GVSU music professor

Arts at Noon at Grand Valley State University provides students with the opportunity to listen to the mesmerizing sounds of various international and national ensembles and choirs. This semester, the lineup includes a piano trio, a jazz quartet, 12th century vocal music, a New York music ensemble, a percussion group featuring steel band music and a special performance from GVSU affiliate professor music, Gregory Crowell.

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GVSU to host Shakespeare Auditions workshop

Learn all there is to know about the work of Shakespeare and gather tips for upcoming performance auditions for the 2017 Shakespeare Festival at the Shakespeare Festival Audition Workshop this spring with Katherine Mayberry. The workshop will be held Friday, April 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Performing Arts Center, Room 1103. Registration for the workshop is located at the box office in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center.

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West Michigan Youth Ballet presents 'Sleeping Beauty'

Many people are familiar with the classic story of Sleeping Beauty, the fairy-tale which involves a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment and a handsome prince; however, underneath the charming Disney story lurks a twisted version that the West Michigan Youth Ballet (WMYB) plans to capture through the use of colorful costumes and graceful dancing. The performance of Sleeping Beauty will be held Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at DeVos Center for Arts and Worship Grand Rapids Christian High.

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GVSU art gallery houses new publication

Renowned impressionist painter, Mathias J. Alten, spent the majority of his career in Grand Rapids, spreading influential talent and creativity throughout the city. Currently, Grand Valley State University owns the largest single known public collection of Alten’s work and proudly displays it in the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery in the DeVos Center on the Pew Campus.

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Oboe Day 2017

GVSU music department to host annual oboe day

Grand Valley State University will welcome middle and high school students from around Michigan who play or are interested in the oboe for a music-filled afternoon with the GVSU Oboe Studio in celebration of the double-reeded, woodwind instrument. The 2017 GVSU Oboe Day is a day-long event beginning Friday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum features new collections exhibit

Many people collect different objects for various reasons. For some, like the football fan who collects club memorabilia, it is a way to express loyalty; for others, like for a stamp collector, they are proud of rare finds, and other times people collect items purely for the satisfaction of seeking them out and owning them. The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) opened the exhibit Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects in February. This exhibit, created by GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt, hopes to explore the idea that collecting things is creative.

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ADDY Awards

American Advertising Awards host annual gala

In recognition of outstanding advertising work completed by professional and student-level nominees, the American Advertising Awards (ADDY), facilitated a gala, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan, Thursday, Feb. 16 at the New Vintage Place in downtown Grand Rapids.