Arts briefs 2/26/18

For those interested in perfecting their Shakespeare monologues, Katherine Mayberry, Grand Valley State University professor and director of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, will be leading a Shakespeare workshop, scheduled for Friday, March 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 1721of the Haas Center for Performing Arts.  

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GVSU students to present nationally awarded creative writing

Each year, Grand Valley State University students submit their writing to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ (AWP) “intro awards” competition, a contest that critiques the writing of undergraduate and graduate students across the country. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, students who won an award or received an honorable mention from this competition will present their work. 

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Jim Crow Museum receives polaroids worth $2M

Ferris State University is home to the Jim Crow Museum, a spot known throughout the country and the world for its large collection of racist memorabilia of African-Americans in the U.S. In December 2017, the museum received an anonymous donation of photographer David Levinthal's original polaroids, with an estimated value of $2 million. 

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Arts briefs 2/19/18

Levi Rickert, editor and publisher for “Native News Online,” captured a series of photographs of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Standing Rock reservation.  His photos, amounting to 1,500, covered the movement of the protests from Standing Rock to Washington, D.C., to Lansing. They are currently on display in the Exhibition Space of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

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GVL/Hannah Zajac— Creators of Fierce Pussy give a lecture on the power of feminism in Kirkhoff on Thursday 15 Feb 2018.

Feminist artist group gives lecture on activism

Formed in 1991, “fierce pussy” is a lesbian feminist artist collective known for its activism during the AIDS crisis. Nancy Brooks Brody, Carrie Yamaoka and Joy Episalla, three of the four “fierce pussy” original core members, delivered a lecture at Grand Valley State University on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. 

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Lyndsie Hosang practices henna during the summer time

Student-led event to shed light on disrespectful use of henna

The use of henna to apply intricate designs has roots as old as Ancient Egypt, but in the modern day, its popular use is typically seen on the hands and forearms of curious individuals. Unbeknownst to many, their designs may be disrespectful in some contexts, which will be the main topic of discussion during “Henna: Appreciation or Appropriation?” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in North Living Center C’s second-floor lobby. 

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GVSU professor to lecture on local artist's life, legacy

The art of German immigrant Mathias J. Alten fills the homes of Michiganders, decorates historic furniture and dominates the walls of Grand Valley State University’s George and Barbara Gordon Gallery. Alten’s life will be explored Wednesday, Feb. 21, as professor Ellen Adams delivers a lecture titled “Mathias J. Alten: The Artist As Worker.” 

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Arts briefs 2/12/18

Grand Valley State University faculty will perform in a string orchestra concert in the Haas Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The music for the program includes the work of Tomaso Albinoni, Aaron Copland and Claude Debussy, among others. Several of the GVSU faculty orchestra members will be playing solos. 

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