GVL / Courtesy - Paul Wittenbraker

McAnally discusses blending facets of art, creating a cultured community

St. Louis-based artist, curator, critic and editor James McAnally explores the many facets of what he considers to be art. On Monday, March 26, McAnally will be participating in an informal presentation of his work and leading a discussion at Grand Valley State University's Calder Arts Center starting at 1:40 p.m., as well as leading another discussion at the Avenue for the Arts’ Learning Lab in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, March 27.  

GVL / Courtesy - Bruno Streck Rodrigues

GVSU to hold student-directed show ‘No Exit’

Each year, Grand Valley State University offers an opportunity for students in directing classes to apply to direct a show of their choosing. This year, senior Bruno Streck Rodrigues was chosen as the director for the one-act play “No Exit,” with performances running from Thursday, April 5, through Sunday, April 8, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

GVL / Courtesy - Chase OBlack

Elohim bringing new single on first visit to Grand Rapids

With an album due to release Friday, April 27, and music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Electric Forest in her sights, artist and producer Elohim is finally bringing her work to Grand Rapids. Elohim’s U.S. headline tour, which began Friday, March 9, brings her to the Intersection on Friday, March 30. 


Arts briefs 3/19/18

Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.  

GVL/Hannah Zajac-- Five Chapters Photography Senior Exhibition in Haas Center for Preforming Arts on Tuesday 28 Nov 2017.

VMA student exhibition showcases various disciplines, department unity

The Department of Visual and Media Arts Student Exhibition showcases student work on a variety of levels, ranging from art across multiple disciplines to the curation of the show itself. The exhibition, which will be held in the Padnos Student Art and Design Gallery from now until Friday, March 30, features work selected by faculty from various disciplines within the Department of Visual and Media Arts (VMA).


Arts briefs 3/12/18

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 1721 of the Haas Center for Performing Arts.