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.

GVL / Courtesy - Anna Campbell

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.

GVL / Courtesy - Beatriz Santiago Munoz 
"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.

GVL / Courtesy - ghfountain.com
Grand Haven Musical Fountain

GVSU students to upgrade Grand Haven Musical Fountain

A group of engineering seniors at Grand Valley State University have taken on an extensive project intended to upgrade and enhance a well-known and favorite feature of Grand Haven, Michigan–the Grand Haven Musical Fountain. Jordan Tatchin, Brett Johnson, Brett Bunton, Allie Graff and Luke Hubbard are working with GVSU faculty to improve the already existing physical features of the fountain and add new ones for an updated appearance.