Arts briefs 4/9/18

Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.  

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GVSU senior produces one-person play

Singularity: Whether it be through the creative process, the plot or the rarity of a one-person show at Grand Valley State University, Lindsey Normington's play “Figurehead” exhibits just that. There will be one show only Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Linn Maxwell Keller Blackbox Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.  

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GVL/Hannah Zajac-- Five Chapters Photography Senior Exhibition in Haas Center for Preforming Arts on Tuesday 28 Nov 2017.

GVSU seniors to display graphic design projects this week

It’s that time of the semester when seniors from a variety of majors will be sharing the senior projects they have worked on diligently throughout the past months. Tyler Staley and Skyelar Fountain are two of several Grand Valley State University graphic design students who will be displaying their senior projects this week in the show “x-height.” From Monday, April 9, to Friday, April 13, “x-height” will be showcased in the gallery of the Haas Center for Performing Arts, with a reception on Thursday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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GVL / Sheila Babbitt
Sexual assault survivors and supporters listen to other survivors share their stories at the Survivor Speak event in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Week on monday April 2nd, 2018.

GVSU hosts annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week

For the last nine years, April has been Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Taking advantage of that awareness and applying it to Grand Valley State University, a consent education and sexual assault prevention student organization implemented Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which has been observed at GVSU since 2009. 

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Monday, April 2nd, 2018. Alex Jenny presentation kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

Alex Jenny discusses healing in keynote

Alex Jenny spoke softly, but every word they said hit with intention in the Kirkhof Center Monday, April 2. Jenny is a therapist, model and actor who runs various social media with their partner, Effee Nelly. They came to speak at Grand Valley State University for Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Jenny was brought to GVSU by Campus for Consent, an organization that is holding various events throughout the month.  

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GVL / Courtesy - Gustavo Rondon Cordova

Grand Rapids to host annual Latin American Film Festival

For Grand Valley State University community members interested in other cultures, the Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival (GRLAFF) may offer an exciting and entertaining means of learning.  The festival runs from Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, at the Wealthy Street Theatre in Grand Rapids. Along with diverse films, there will also be authentic Latin American food. The festival is LIB 100- and 201-approved. 

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Laker Life briefs 4/5/18

The Grand Valley State University Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) will host its annual spring open-house event, this year called “Spring Thing: Exhale,” on Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room.  

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