All Photo Galleries

Photo Gallery Title Description Photographs
Function or Submarine: New Work by Hoon Lee Exhibit Opening and Reception on September 4, 2008. 8
Separation as Together - Exhibition "Separation as Together: Soonjung Hong and Eunmee Lee, Korean Ceramists at GVSU." Renowned Korean artists present work created during the first GVSU International Ceramic Workshop during this premiere exhibition. 7
Fall Arts Celebration: Separation as Together - Opening Event none 10
The Paris of Touotuse-Lautrec, Bonnard, and Vuillard - Opening Event none 18
Fall Arts Celebration: Mystic India, Land of Color and Tradition: Folk Art and Miniature Paintings from Grand Valley State University Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 30, 2009 India is the second most populous country in the world with over one billion people. It has successfully managed to preserve their culture and traditions through a myiad of invading foreign influences, including central Asia and various European countries. More than 60 pieces of Indain art were on exhibit in the GVSU Art Gallery, including minature court life painting, sculptures of major deities, multicolored folk art, and intricate inlaid marble works. The exhibition focused on the stories and legends reflecting India's diverse cultures, as told through her many traditional art forms. The artwork shown in Mystic India was a selection from the university's collections acquired during the course of two visits with members of the GVSU Friends of Art. Their travels took them from Dehli to Agra, through the desert state of Rajasthan. Along the journey, they sought local art forms in paining, sculpture, carving, and other crafts. 15
Fall Arts Celebration: MultiMedia I: Art & Design and School of Communications Faculty Celebrate Grand Valley State University's 50th Anniversary Dates: Friday, August 27 to Friday, October 1, 2010 Opening reception: Wednesday, September 15, 5:00 to 7:00 PM New works in a wide range of media including animation, installation, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video and works on paper by current tenure track faculty. This exhibit will be presented in two parts. The faculty participating in this first exhibit are: Anna Campbell, Jill Eggers, William Hosterman, Ann Kiester, David Rathbun, Barbara Roos, John Schmit, Lorelle Otis Thomas Anthony Thompson, Victoria Veenstra, Richard Weis, Paul Wittenbraker, Ed Wong-Ligda, and Renee Zettle-Sterling. 12
Fall Arts Celebration: MultiMedia II: Art & Design and School of Communications Faculty Celebrate Grand Valley State University's 50th Anniversary Dates: Thursday, October 14 to Friday, November 19, 2010 Opening reception: Thursday, October 14, 5:00 to 7:00 PM New works in a wide range of media including animation, installation, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video and works on paper by current tenure track faculty. The faculty participating in this second exhibit are: Collin Bradford, Brett Colley, Timothy Fisher, Dellas Henke, Virginia Jenkins, Hoon Lee, Deanna Morse, John Harper Philbin, Beverly J. Seley, Stafford Hiroshi Smith, Kirsten Strom, Norwood Viviano, and Katalin Zaszlavik. 19
MultiMedia III Alumni Invitational: Art & Design and School of Communications Alumni Celebrate Grand Valley State University's 50th Anniversary Monday, January 10 to Friday, February 25, 2011 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 13, 5-7pm. The GVSU Art Gallery invited former outstanding Art & Design and School of Communication students to showcase new work. Participating were: Nate Abramowski, Paul Amenta, Joel Berry, Jeremy Brooks, Jackie Cuppy, Ben DeHaan, Amy Feigley-Lee, Dean Foster, Jesse Gregg, Shilin Hora, Jo Hormuth, David Huang, Robyn Kane-Haberkorn, Richard Kooyman, Ashley Lieber, Kimberly Main Knoper, Hubert Massey, Patrick Millard, Jodie Mohrhardt, Michael Pfleghaar, Jenny Pope, Mark Rumsey, Jason D. Rutter, Sharon Sandberg, Amanda Stark, Amy Stienbarger, Briana Trudell, Julie Upmeyer, and Dan Watts. 9
Ravines Revisited Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17, 2011 Photographic essays by GVSU faculty artists Dellas Henke, Stanley Krohmer and Anthony Thompson, explored the beauty and complexity of the landscape, the effects of erosion and our complex relationship to the Allendale Campus Ravines. Complimenting the exhibit was work in a variety of media by students and additional faculty. Held in conjunction with Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary. 8
Missionaries Encounter the Other 'Missionaries Encounter the Other' Exhibition traveled to the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, June 2010 Director of Grand Valley's Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center, Catherine Frerichs, has long been a proponent of inter-cultural learning. In that light, she shares a collection of photographs form the remote region of New Guinea, where she lived for 17 years as a daughter of missionaries. Her text enhanced the display of photographs that her father took, primarily of the Kamano tribe. They are the native people of Raipinka, in the Central Highlands of New Guinea, in what is now Papua New Guinea. Frerichs' family lived in the area from 1946-1951. Her father first worked as a missionary in New Guinea in 1937 and continued for nearly 40 years. "It's a story about how my parents' attitudes toward New Guineans changed over time, along with their attitudes about missionary work," said Freriches. "It also records a group of native people whose way of life has changed dramatically and illustrates how difficult it is to truly encounter an 'other.'" 14
American Cuisine: New Paintings by Tim Fisher Opening reception: September 8, 5-7pm "The last few years, Ive been making paintings of food and people in my culturally diverse, working class, west side Grand Rapids neighborhood. The subject of each portrait is the primary or delegated household cook and the materials needed to prepare a dish that exemplifies their identity. The gender, presented cuisine, kitchen setting, various ingredients and presentation all signify actual or desired aspects of class, cultural background, aspects of assimilation, economic status and even beliefs system. Each painting incorporates the dishs ingredients weights and measures (still life), cooking locale (space), the individuals representation (portrait), and together these reflect their history and culture(s). All together, the paintings celebrate the subjects ethnic and economic position and allow the viewer to actively connect, and if desired, decode and commune with the subject beyond passively observing the image as a likeness of the subject." 6
Afternoon with the Arts - "Music for the Table" Grand Valley Chamber Players Monday, September 19, 2011, 3 PM The program featured Tafelmusik I - Quartet in G Minor and Tafelmusik II - Quartet in D Minor by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and Coffee Cantate by Johann Sebastian Bach(1685-1750). Performing were Christopher Kantner, flute; Marlen Vavrikova, oboe; John Clapp, bassoon; Greg Crowell, harpsicord; Gregory Maytan, violin; Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello; Kathryn Stieler, soprano. 7
Fall Arts Celebration! Arte Argentino Actual/Contemporary Argentine Art October 6 to November 4, 2011. A rich and diverse selection of paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by Argentine artists Juan Batalla, Dany Barreto, Pedro Cugnasco, Gretchen Minnhaar and others reflecting contemporary South American trends in art. The exhibition included a wall of fifty-seven photographs, "Imagine Buenos Aires", depicting the city as interpreted by a group of 12 talented emerging photographers, curated by GVSU Latin American Studies Director, Dr. Zulema Moret. The exhibition was enhanced and supported with a series of music, dance, film, video and visiting artists programs. 5
Gallery Talk - Fall Arts Celebration Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shisyou Mentee/Mentor This exhibit was shown from Thursday, October 4 to Friday, November 2, 2012. Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shisyou Mentee/Mentor was a showcase of jewelry and metalsmithing work from a selected group of Japanese students and their mentors from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo. This inspiring exhibition was curated by Renee Zettle-Sterling, Associate Professor of Art and Design from Grand Valley State University, and James Bove, Associate Professor of Art at California University of Pennsylvania. Forged in Metal will shed light on a trusted and profound relationship whose impact is felt for a lifetime: the mentee/mentor relationship. 7
Concert: Student Chamber Music Ensembles Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Grand Valley student musicians from a variety of ensembles performed chamber music in the intimate setting of the PAC Art Gallery, in conjunction with the current exhibition,'Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shishou Mentee/Mentor'. 9
Concert: Student Chamber Music Ensembles Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Grand Valley student musicians from a variety of ensembles performed chamber music in the intimate setting of the PAC Art Gallery, in conjunction with the current exhibition,'Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shishou Mentee/Mentor'. 9
Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem: Wonders from the American Museum of Magic Magic has long been a topic of both interest and controversy that has enthralled audiences for hundreds of years. For some, its spiritualism and for others its strictly a performance art. This exhibition of magic history provides a window into the worlds of illusion, conjuring, mentalism, and escape artistry. On loan from the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan, are over thirty stunning graphic visuals and related objects associated with legends such as Thurston, Houdini, and Michigans own Harry Blackstone, Sr. Images from the opening reception January 17, 2013. 15
Fall Art Celebration - Cyril Lixenberg: An Artists Journey Dates: Friday, August 23  Friday, November 1, 2013 Reception: Wednesday, September 11, 5-7 PM 20
Friends of Alten Timeline Reveal, Noverber 21, 2013 none 36
Reception: The History of Space Photography Grand Valley State University Art Gallery is pleased to share these historic cosmic images with you. The History of Space Photography exhibition is organized by the California/ International Arts Foundation and is guest curated by Jay Belloli, former Director of Gallery Programs at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. The reception was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. 14
Art in the Evening, L. William Seidman Center Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 PM artists and donors of art viewed more than 400 pieces of artwork in the recently opened L. William Seidman Center hosted by Thomas J. Haas, President and Henry A. Matthews, Director of Galleries and Collections, Grand Valley State University. 40
Art in the Evening, Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Reception in honor of the donors and recognition of the artists represented in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons art collections on May 20, 2014 43