HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST EVENTS
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, January 28, 8-9 PM - Chamber Music Series - Mysterious music was presented by a variety of student performance groups.
Monday, February 18, 8-9 PM - Chamber Music Series - Mysterious music was presented by a variety of student performance groups.
Wednesday, February 20, 7 PM - Mark Schwartz, Associate Professor of Anthropology gave a very interesting presentation called the "The Art of Magic." Schwartz will provide a brief history of magic and magic posters highlighting the artwork and magicians featured in the exhibition "Mystery, Magic and Mayhem."
February 25,5:00 pm Choreography students under the direction of Associate Professor of Dance, Shawn Bible presented a program called “An Aura of Mysticism” inspired by the exhibition “Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem." This event took place the the Dance Studio.
Thursday, March 14, 6-7 PM - GVSU New Music Ensemble Gallery Competition - New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor Bill Ryan performed a series of original one minute compositions to compliment the artworks in the "Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem" exhibit. Written by student composers for this yearly competition, awards are underwritten by Elaine and Larry Shay. A panel of 3-5 judges determined the winners, based on whatever criteria they want. There is also an audience favorite prize!
Monday, March 18, 8-9 PM - Chamber Music Series - Mysterious music was presented by a variety of student performance groups.
Wednesday, March 20, 8:00 PM - A Slight of Hand: An Illusionary Night of Mystery and Magic in the Art Gallery. Astudent magician performed some fantastic cards tricks and a local professional magician performed a series of mysterious feats designed to fool your senses while keeping you on the edge of your seat.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scheduled to coincide with the "Arte Argentino" exhibition in the GVSU Art Gallery from October 6 to November 4, this program explored the different influences and genres that mix in Argentinean culture. The heritage of Spanish folk traditions, their own mythic urban folklore of the Tango, and the avant-garde of the western concert music is exemplified through the music of such masters as Manuel de la Falla, Carlos Gardel, Alberto Ginastera, and Astor Piazzolla.
Surrendering to the Journey
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Speaker: Eames Demetrios, Chairman of the Eames Foundation and Director of Eames Office
Identifying Traditional Influences in Modern Indian Folk Art
Saturday, October 3, 2009
GVSU Art Gallery
Using the works on display in the Mystic India exhibition, Ellen Sprouls discussed the traits that predominate Indian art. These include the use of full forms, an abundance of ornamentation, rich textures, and vibrant color.
Ellen Sprouls is an independent museum program specialist. She holds a B.A. in American studies and history from Skidmore College.
Traditional Indian Dance Demonstration
Saturday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 7, 2009
GVSU Art Gallery
Held in conjunction with Mystic India, Land of Color and Tradition we listened to traditional Indain music played on native instruments and watched the graceful movements of dancers as they performed modern and traditional Indian works.
A Look at Contemporary Indian Graphic Design
Monday, October 12
GVSU Art Gallery
What are the traditional influences on modern Indian graphic design and illustration? Held in conjunction with Mystic India, Land of Color and Tradition, Anvita Jain explored traditional influences and context in her body of work.
Anvita Jain is an illustrator/graphic designer working in New Delhi, India. She has degrees from the National Institute of Fashion Design in New Delhi and the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UK. Building upon Indian vernacular, her work is a vibrant mix of typography and illustrations inspired by craft, fashion, and randomness.
India: The Perfect Place To Photograph
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Calder Art Center
Inspired by teaching introduction to Asian art, Kirsten Strom joined a group of business students on a tour of India. Initially inspired by the architecture, Kirsten discussed the content and context of the photographs she took on her trip to India. Held in conjunction with Mystic India, Land of Color and Tradition.
Kirsten Strom teaches art history in the Department of Art and Design at GVSU. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Iowa, her M.A. in modern art history and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her B.A. in art history form the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Vegetarianism in a Nutshell
Tuesday, October 20
Performing Arts Center
What is Vegetarianism? Is it eating salads all of your life? How do you get your proteins? Is it about animal cruelty and tree huggers? Medha Kosalge, the guest curator of Mystic India offered some answers from India.
Madha Kosalge was born, raised, and educated in India. She came to the United States with her husband who is currently a professor at GVSU.
10th Annual DeVos Art Lecture:
The Purpose of Design
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This lecture explored the symbiotic relationship between art and design, their differences, similarities and their role in today's economy. Drawing on experiences with Herman Miller Inc., author, lecturer and Director of Design West Michigan, John Berry shared his views and experiences relating to design in today's world.
Friday, March 20, 2009
GVSU Art Gallery
A celebration of French music performed by Department of Music faculty member Mark Markham on piano, Dale Schriemer on baritone, and Nancy Stagnitta on flute. The program was in conjunction with the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of "Fin de Siècle" French Prints exhibition at the GVSU Art Gallery.
Musical Postcards form Paris
Thursday, March 12, 2009
GVSU Art Gallery
GVSU's acclaimed New Music Ensemble, directed by Bill Ryan, premiered new works by student composers. The program was in conjunction with the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of "Fin de Siècle" French Prints exhibition at the GVSU Art Gallery.
Poetry Hour with Patricia Clark's Advanced Poetry Students
Monday, March 9, 2009
GVSU Art Gallery
Original poetry and readings from Paris poetry of the time period was held in conjunction with the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of "Fin de Siècle" French Prints exhibition at the GVSU Art Gallery.
Conversation with Collector Erwin A. Raible
Monday, January 19, 2009
Collector Erwin Raible, in interview form with Dale Schriemer, from the GVSU Music Department, gave a talk about the many French prints he has acquired. The program was in conjunction with the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of "Fin de Siècle" French Prints exhibition at the GVSU Art Gallery.
Le Premier Palais des Femmes
Friday, January 16, 2009
1600 Performing Art Center
Assistant Professor Shawn T. Bible will direct GVSU Dance students as they perform the wildly ecstatic and provocative dances of late 19th century France.
The program was in conjunction with the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of "Fin de Siècle" French Prints exhibition at the GVSU Art Gallery.
9th Annual DeVos Art Lecture:
The Wonder that is Alten: Ambition, Attraction, and Achievement
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
An enlightening presentation about Mathias Alten was given by E. Jane Connell, Director of Collections and Exhibitions/Senior Curator of the Muskegon Museum of Art.
An Evening with Alten . . .
a Rededication of the Expanded George and Barbara Gordon Gallery
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Hosted by Thomas J. Haas, President and Maribeth Wardrop, Vice President for Development, Grand Valley State University with dinner in the Meijer Regency Room and ribbon cutting to follow. In honor of George and Barbara Gordon, Grand Valley State University art patrons.
Portraits reflecting the diversity of Grand Valley
April 3, 2008
8th Annual DeVos Art Lecture:
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Richard M. DeVos Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
British-born Dutch artist, Cyril Lixenberg, is a prolific contributor to the contemporary art scene in the Netherlands, and has enjoyed much critical success in the United States. With work rooted in the tradition of classical modern art from the early 20th century, Lixenberg has built an extensive oeuvre of silkscreen prints, metal sculpture and monumental works. Since the late 1980s Lixenberg has become a familiar member of the West Michigan artistic community exhibiting in Muskegon, Holland and Grand Rapids.
Lixenberg recently completed the 33-foot steel tall sculpture, titled, Steel Water,
located next to the new JW Marriot Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids and on the banks of the Grand River.
Grand Valley State University’s permanent collection harbors the single largest archive of Lixenberg’s work. With more than 300 individual works on paper and sculpture donated by the artist, the Lixenberg Collection represents one of every print produced during the artist’s career, and continues to be enhanced with the most recent editions of his prints, sculpture and archival materials.
Steel Water Dedication:
Friday, September 14, 2007
A public dedication of Steel Water, a Cyril Lixenberg sculpture, commemorating Grand Rapids' pioneering role in world health through water fluoridation.
On the plaza of the JW Marriott
235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan
11:00 am - rain or shine
Born in London in 1932, Cyril Lixenberg lives and works in Amsterdam, where he is a prolific graphic artist and a sculptor on monumental steel works. He also enjoys critical success in the United States enhanced by numerous public and private commissions. Steel Water is his third major public sculpture commission in the region.
Also on September 14th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm,
Meet the artist and reception at Lafontsee Galleries, 820 Monroe Avenue NW
Exhibition runs through October 19, 2007
Visit www.lafontsee.us 616.451.0820
Images of Separation: Historical and Contemporary Examples
David Pilgrim, Professor of Social Sciences and Curator of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University, will talk about the exhibit
(In conjunction with the exhibit, Them: Images of Separation)
Free Play Six: Listening Chamber
Guests enjoyed a wide variety of electro-acoustic music amid a display of inspiring, contemporary works by nationally renowned metal-smiths, Dennis Nahabetian and Tara Stephenson
(In conjunction with the exhibit, Reconstruction: Recent Work by Dennis Nahabetian and Tara Stephenson)
Artist, Rana Chalabi discusses her role as a woman artist, and Sufi Muslim living in Cairo today
(In conjunction with the exhibit, Ancient Sites Revisited: Watercolors of Egypt by Rana Chalabi)
Visiting scholar from the College of William and Mary, Dr. Caroline Williams, spoke on the work of 19th Century Scottish artist, David Roberts, and his famous views of Egyptian monuments
(In conjunction with the exhibit, 19th Century Views of Egypt by David Roberts, On Loan from Erwin Raible, NY)
February - March 2006
Various exhibition programs:
GVSU Art Gallery sponsored poetry readings, lectures, and discussions by
Patricia Clark, Professor, Department of Writing, GVSU
Chris Carron, Curator of Collections, Grand Rapids Public Museum
Joseph Antenucci Becherer, Director and Curator, Sculpture Program, Frederik Meijer Gardens
Paris Tennenhouse, Exhibit Designer, GVSU Art Gallery
(In conjunction with the exhibit, Echoes of the Ancient World: Adaptations of the Classical Tradition)
Artists Hope Brooks, Natalie Butler, Margaret Chen, Prudence Lovell, Petrona Morrison, and Hope "Sweetie" Wheeler discuss their insights with students, staff, and community visitors in the Alumni House
(In conjunction with the exhibit, Jamaica Today: 6 Women Artists)
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