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/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).

GVL / Courtesy - gvsu.edu

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. 

GVL / Courtesy - David Levinthal

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. 


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.

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.