GVSU Art Gallery:
Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem: Wonders from the American Museum of Magic
Monday, January 14 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Magic has long been a topic of both interest and controversy that has enthralled audiences for hundreds of years. For some, it’s spiritualism and for others it’s strictly a performance art. This exhibition of magic history provided a window into the worlds of illusion, conjuring, mentalism, and escape artistry. On loan from the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan, there was over thirty stunning graphic visuals and related objects associated with legends such as Thurston, Houdini, and Michigan’s own Harry Blackstone, Sr.
Thursday, January 17, 5-7 PM - Opening Reception - At the opening visitors enjoyed the sleight of hand of Magician David Martin.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition:
Monica Lloyd, Illustration
Caleb Tacoma, Sculpture
Brooke Warner, Visual Studies & Audio
Monday, April 1 to Thursday, April 4, 2013
Reception: Thursday, April 4 from 5-7 PM
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition:
Elizabeth Uitvlught- illustration
Dexter Dixon-visual studies
Monday, April 8 – Thursday, April 11, 2013
Reception: Thursday, April 11, 5-7 PM
School of Communication Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition:
ballads of light
Tuesday, April 16 to Friday, April 26, 2013
Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5-7 PM
Special Viewing: Saturday, April 27, 11 AM – 1 PM
Artists are: Allyssa Allor, Andrea Baker, Kristin Berens, Elizabeth Barton, Travis Deemer, Tara Harris, Samantha Hoogewind, Ray Nard, Lynsey Marcellus, Shealyn McGee, Cassie O'Toole, Stephanie Olach and Erika Umstead.
Cyril Lixenberg: An Artist’s Journey
Friday, August 23 – Friday, November 1, 2013
Reception: Wednesday, September 11, 5-7 PM
Cyril Lixenberg: an Artist’s Journey explored and celebrated 81 years of the life and work of the popular contemporary Dutch artist Cyril Lixenberg, whose monumental sculpture and eye-popping, colorful screen prints are exhibited throughout GVSU’s buildings and campuses. The exhibition featured new gifts of paintings and works on paper including drawings, mono-prints, print editions, small sculptures, and archival material spanning his early career as a struggling and evolving artist from the mid-1950s to the present. Multiple exhibition venues across West Michigan simultaneously focused on particular aspects of Lixenberg’s art. The venues were the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, Calvin College, Center Art Gallery, and Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The exhibit program was supported by a generous gift from Larry and Elaine Ritowski Shay and, in part, by public funds from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and a grant from the Netherland-American Foundation.
Monday, November 11 to Thursday, November 14, 2013
Reception: Thursday, November 14 from 5-7 PM
This Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition features art from Dillon Vrosh, Illustration; Jacob Stillson, Painting; Jessica Accardo, Illustration; Paul Warfield, Sculpture.
Red Wall Gallery:
Mukono to Kampala: Life in Uganda by Ken VanderWal
Monday, January 7 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Photographer and Grand Valley State University Facilities Services staff member, Ken VanderWal, has travelled to Uganda as a missionary thirteen times since 2004. He has recorded a detailed visual exposé of the daily life of southern Ugandans in the countryside, villages, and cities from Mukono to the capital city of Kampala.
VanderWal has captured images of people with hope, rather than exploiting the harsh and difficult conditions in which they live. He intentionally records subjects and scenes that depict people with whom viewers can relate…those with dreams for a better life.
Fishladder and Student Scholars Day Exhibit
Mon, Mar 18 – Wed, Apr 24, 2013
Celebrating the award winning Fishladder Student Journal of Art and Writing and the scholarship and creativity of Grand Valley State University students.
Home Run: Laker Baseball Goes to Cuba
Friday, August 23, 2013 to Thursday, October 31, 2013
In January, 2012 Grand Valley's baseball team spent one week in Havana, Cuba, seeking challenging international competition, a "study-abroad" and service-learning experience. Photography selection for this exhibit is by Gordon Alderink, Associate Professor of Health Professions.
Mr. Tim Selgo, Director of Athletics at Grand Valley, established a policy that encouraged and provided resources for select GVSU inter-collegiate sport teams to travel abroad to compete and have a cultural experience. When the international travel opportunity was presented to Coach Lyon by Mr Selgo, Cuba was the choice. GVSU would be the second college baseball team in U.S. History to play baseball in Cuba. In addition to the baseball competition, the GVSU players were able to participate in the life of Havana as tourists and also assist in the work of FHA (First Hand Aid).
Hiroshige: Stations of the Tokaido Road
Curated by the winter 2012 Gallery Practicum Class taught by Affiliate Professor David Keister
Friday, August 24, 2012 to Friday, March 22, 2013
On display were prints from Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858). Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road is an example of the ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print tradition during the Edo Period (1615-1868). These “pictures of the floating world” depicted the transient leisure activities of the growing middle class, and often showed the elusive quality of nature through seasons and weather.
Hiroshige’s work is characterized by vibrant color and precise line work. His Tokaido Road series displays the liveliness and spontaneity that made his prints popular.
We would like to thank the winter 2012 Gallery Practicum Class at Grand Valley State University for curating this exhibit, with special thanks to Damon Graham, Rayne Klar, Krissy Skinner, and Brianna Thiel for their detailed research, writing, and selections.
West Wall Gallery:
PIC's Pics: A Study Abroad Photo Contest
Monday, January7 - Friday, Aprit 26, 2012
Selections from The Padnos International Center’s first PIC Pics: A Study Abroad Photo Contest. All GVSU students who studied abroad within the last three years were invited to submit their photographs in the following categories: 'Where is your Classroom?' 'Get Lost' 'Social Issues' 'Send me There!' 'The Great Outdoors' and 'Celebration, Tradition, & Ritual.' The winning images were selected by public vote and became part of the GVSU permanent art collection.
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