Arts briefs 1/22/18

The Muskegon Museum of Art will be opening its annual “Art Talks Back” poetry competition on Thursday, Jan. 25, and will be accepting submissions through Thursday, Mar. 29. 

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Jim Norton

Comedian Jim Norton to perform in Grand Rapids

Once the chaos of the holidays settles down and mid-January hits, many people feel at a loss for fun things to do. For those who need a little bit of a boost on a dull winter day or just a break from their studies, comedian and podcast host Jim Norton will be coming to 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 27. 

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Review: 'The Post' is all too relevant

Before "The Post" came to theaters on Friday, Jan. 12, Meryl Streep gave a speech at the 2017 Committee to Protect Journalists where she said that “there has never been a more exciting, exhausting and dangerous time to be an investigative journalist than now.” A concerning statement, considering the content of the movie she would star in not long afterward.

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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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