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Collaboration and diversity are the driving forces behind a new, multi-themed exhibition produced by seven close-knit graphic design students at Grand Valley State University. Align: The Show will be on display from Monday, April 3, to Thursday, April 6, in the Stuart B. and Barbara H. Padnos Student Art and Design Gallery in the Calder Arts Center on the Allendale Campus.


Fishladder to publish 14th edition of student work

Grand Valley State University publication Fishladder, celebrates its 14th year with a fresh batch of original pieces of writing and artwork. The 2017 edition of Fishladder will be released at an unveiling party Friday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location is to be determined and will be established shortly.

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GVSU art gallery houses new publication

Renowned impressionist painter, Mathias J. Alten, spent the majority of his career in Grand Rapids, spreading influential talent and creativity throughout the city. Currently, Grand Valley State University owns the largest single known public collection of Alten’s work and proudly displays it in the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery in the DeVos Center on the Pew Campus.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum features new collections exhibit

Many people collect different objects for various reasons. For some, like the football fan who collects club memorabilia, it is a way to express loyalty; for others, like for a stamp collector, they are proud of rare finds, and other times people collect items purely for the satisfaction of seeking them out and owning them. The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) opened the exhibit Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects in February. This exhibit, created by GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt, hopes to explore the idea that collecting things is creative.

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American Advertising Awards host annual gala

In recognition of outstanding advertising work completed by professional and student-level nominees, the American Advertising Awards (ADDY), facilitated a gala, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan, Thursday, Feb. 16 at the New Vintage Place in downtown Grand Rapids.