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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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ADDY Awards

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.

GVL/Kate Branum - UICA exhibitions; Here + Now, as seen on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

UICA opens diversity exhibition

More often than not, today’s society seems to focus on the things that separate individuals from one another rather than highlighting the aspects that bind them together. The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in downtown Grand Rapids aims to bring people together to find common ground through its newest exhibitions, Us is Them and Here + Now.

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Three GVSU art professors named in 'Top 10 artists' list

Grand Valley State University art professors Norwood Viviano, Anna Campbell and Mandy Cano were recently listed in Cultured.GR’s piece “Naming Names: My Ten Favorite Grand Rapids Artists.” The article, written by Kevin Buist, was compiled when Buist posted to Facebook and asked his followers who they thought were the best artists in the Grand Rapids area.

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"Art and the Radical"

Art and Radical series to continue with Beatriz Santiago Munoz

Artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will continue “Art and the Radical,” an art lecture series, facilitated by the department of art and design at Grand Valley State University. The artist will discuss her work about exploring recuperation from trauma, regeneration, effect and how our connections to our past are actively produced, maintained and refuted.


GVSU senior art students create exhibition

Grand Valley State University art students Danny VanZandt and Annie Teall have created the exhibition Modes of Representation. VanZandt and Teall held a reception for their exhibition Thursday, Jan. 26. The work will be on display through Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Padnos Gallery in the Calder Arts Center on the Allendale Campus.