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New York artist's Great Lakes paintings on display at Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Great Lakes, which constitute the largest body of fresh water in the world, are one aspect of the Michigan environment that makes it unique. Alexis Rockman, an artist from New York, has visited the Great Lakes and studied them over a number of years, producing paintings he hopes will initiate discussion on the importance of the Great Lakes for many ecosystems, as well as how they are threatened by climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture and urban sprawl. Rockman’s project, “The Great Lakes Cycle,” will be on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) until Sunday, April 29.  

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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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