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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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Ebb and Flow: Explorations in Paintings by Herbert Murrie

'Ebb and Flow' exhibit highlights artist’s creative journey, return to fine arts

Creators of all kinds follow a similar process of being inspired, creating, revising and repeating until the product is satisfactory. For artist Herbert Murrie, his entire artistic career focuses on the cycle of creation and revision, a notion that Joel Zwart, Grand Valley State University curator of exhibitions, said will be captured in “Ebb and Flow: Explorations in Painting by Herbert Murrie,” opening Monday, Jan. 15, as the GVSU Art Gallery’s next exhibition. 

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Photo of Patient Vendor, digital print, 2016 by Maya Grant

Capturing wanderlust: GVSU graduate showcases photos from trip to India

While studying abroad, many students use photography to document their experiences. In 2016, Grand Valley State University graduate Maya Grant traveled to India under a photography scholarship and is currently showcasing their photographs in an exhibit titled “Traveling with Bangalore Wanderlusters: Reflections on a Semester in India.” The exhibition is displayed in the Blue Wall Gallery in the Richard M. DeVos Center in Grand Rapids. 

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BFA students host 'Ironically Untitled' art exhibit

After spending endless hours trying to create the perfect masterpiece, four Grand Valley State University students will finally showcase their talent in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition "Ironically Untitled." Students who specialize in illustration and jewelry and metalsmithing will show GVSU community members the pieces they have spent months creating.

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GVSU students hold 'Art Is a Drag' exhibit in library space

For Grand Valley State University students Rachel Britton and Kaylee Britton, drag has become not only a source of performance and entertainment but a source of artistic expression as well. Highlighting this, their exhibit "Art Is a Drag: The Library Is Open" is being held in the Mary Idema Pew Library’s Exhibition Space from Saturday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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'Drop-In Studio' lets GVSU students replicate Islamic art

Celebrating Islamic art, geometric designs and hands-on experience, the Grand Valley State University Haas Center for Performing Arts will be hosting a "Drop-In Studio" in the Art Gallery.  At the event, there will be Islamic art, tea and a welcoming environment. The drop-in sessions, happening at different times from Tuesday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 26, are free and open to the public. 

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