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MIKA SASAKI

Guest pianist to perform at GVSU

Kicking off the first guest artist recital at Grand Valley State University in the new year, pianist Mika Sasaki will be performing Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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Guest artists to revive music by Richard Stöhr for GVSU concert

The effects of the Holocaust still plague the world years later. For cellist Stefan Koch, the story of composer Richard Stöhr’s life and legacy is a testament to this notion, and his journey to illuminate the shadows inflicted by the Nazis will come to Grand Valley State University on Wednesday, Jan. 17, with the Academy Trio’s performance of Stöhr’s Piano Trio, Op. 16. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.

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Arts briefs 1/15/18

Grand Valley State University theater professor Roger Ellis will be performing “Anton, Himself: First and Last” in the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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The paintings of Mathias J. Alten are being featured in the Richard M. DeVos Center, building E, room 103 and 203 on Jan. 12, 2018.

GVSU showcases famous Grand Rapids artist's collection

Mathias Alten, often referred to as the “dean of Michigan painters,” was a German impressionist painter who did the vast majority of his work in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Valley State University is known for holding the largest public collection of his work.   From now until Saturday, May 5, “Mathias J. Alten: An Evolving Legacy” will be exhibited in the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery, located in the DeVos Center, Rooms 103E and 202E. The collection spans decades of Alten’s work, highlighting his various naturalist landscapes among other pieces. 

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Ebb and Flow: Explorations in Paintings by Herbert Murrie

'Ebb and Flow' exhibit highlights artist’s creative journey, return to fine arts

Creators of all kinds follow a similar process of being inspired, creating, revising and repeating until the product is satisfactory. For artist Herbert Murrie, his entire artistic career focuses on the cycle of creation and revision, a notion that Joel Zwart, Grand Valley State University curator of exhibitions, said will be captured in “Ebb and Flow: Explorations in Painting by Herbert Murrie,” opening Monday, Jan. 15, as the GVSU Art Gallery’s next exhibition. 

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Arts briefs 1/8/18

Now through May 20, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be offering the exhibit "Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids," organized by the American Museum of Natural History.  

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Photo of Patient Vendor, digital print, 2016 by Maya Grant

Capturing wanderlust: GVSU graduate showcases photos from trip to India

While studying abroad, many students use photography to document their experiences. In 2016, Grand Valley State University graduate Maya Grant traveled to India under a photography scholarship and is currently showcasing their photographs in an exhibit titled “Traveling with Bangalore Wanderlusters: Reflections on a Semester in India.” The exhibition is displayed in the Blue Wall Gallery in the Richard M. DeVos Center in Grand Rapids. 

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GV senior dance recital rehearsal on Thursday November 30, 2017.

Dance seniors perform final show at GVSU

Grand Valley State University seniors Sarah Byington, Coral Howard, Mackenzie Matyn, Leigha McDaniel and Hannah Suydam hosted their final dance show on Saturday, Dec. 9. From holding auditions for dancers, choreographing the routines and styling the costumes, these performers had a part in all of it.

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