GVL / Courtesy - Kelsey Wilcox 
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.

GVL / Courtesy - Sidney Selvig

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.

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Annual Student Composer Compeition

GVSU New Music Ensemble to host eighth annual Student Composer Competition

What would life be like without music? Imagine it for a moment. No listening to music on the radio on a long drive. No music to dance to. Many people do not realize it, but music has a bigger effect on their lives than they may think. The New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University, an undergraduate ensemble that promotes modern-day music through different events, will be facilitating the eighth annual Student Composer Competition for GVSU music students.

GVL / Courtesy - Jack Lane

GVSU Theater Department presents Detroit

A person can easily find trouble if they look in the right places, and occasionally it finds them. Sometimes, trouble can live right next door. The Grand Valley State University theater department will present Detroit, a dark comedy play written by Lisa D’Amour, beginning Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Louis Armstrong Theater in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus.

GVL/Kate Branum - UICA exhibitions; Here + Now, as seen on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

UICA opens diversity exhibition

More often than not, today’s society seems to focus on the things that separate individuals from one another rather than highlighting the aspects that bind them together. The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in downtown Grand Rapids aims to bring people together to find common ground through its newest exhibitions, Us is Them and Here + Now.

GVL / Courtesy - Anna Campbell

Three GVSU art professors named in 'Top 10 artists' list

Grand Valley State University art professors Norwood Viviano, Anna Campbell and Mandy Cano were recently listed in Cultured.GR’s piece “Naming Names: My Ten Favorite Grand Rapids Artists.” The article, written by Kevin Buist, was compiled when Buist posted to Facebook and asked his followers who they thought were the best artists in the Grand Rapids area.