GVSU Art Gallery
Throughout their long marriage, businessman and philanthropist Stuart Padnos and his wife Barbara amassed a notable collection of art filling their waterfront home in Holland, Michigan. The collection served as an overview of both European and American art of the twentieth century and as a legacy to the couple’s evolving artistic aesthetic and wide range of interests. The couple’s shared passion for collecting joined notable international names such as Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Joan Miro and Paul Emile Pissarro with American regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton, Childe Hassam, Grandma Moses and Mathias Alten.
November 10 – November 14, 2014
Closing Reception: November 13, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m.
November 17 – December 5, 2014
Opening Reception: November 20, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m.
January 15 – March 20, 2015
Opening Reception: January 15, 2015, 5 - 7 p.m.
April 6 – 10, 2015
Closing Reception: April 9, 2015, 5 - 7 p.m.
April 13 – April 25, 2015
Opening Reception: TBA
August 22 - October 22, 2014
GVSU students and alumni who have studied abroad were invited to enter PIC PICS 2014, a study abroad photo contest!
October 27 – December 10, 2014
January 5 – March 13, 2015
March 23 – April 17, 2015
An exhibition of selections from the award winning fishladder: Student Journal of Art and Writing celebrating the scholarship and creativity of Grand Valley State University students. fishladder is a student-run journal that publishes student fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, photography, and art. Students from all disciplines in the university are encouraged to submit work in all styles, genres, and forms. Fishladder student staff members carefully consider submissions, and final decisions are made by the editors. The yearly print edition is unveiled every April, with copies available in Lake Ontario Hall and across the Allendale campus. The online edition is updated annually and archived continually.
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).
July 2014 – December 2014
The country of Haiti, a short hour and a half plane trip from the U.S., was hit by a massive earthquake in January, 2010, that killed between 46,000 and 86,000 Haitians, according to recently revised figures. Several hundred thousand remain in patchwork tent cities in and around the capital now, nearly 4 years later, complicated by no infrastructure, 85% unemployment, no real industry or raw materials, a dysfunctional government, and alleged corruption throughout the country.
In 2012, Dr. Steven L. Smith from the Grand Valley School of Social Work, spent his sabbatical working in Haiti among some of the many tent cities in Port-au-Prince, and also worked in a private orphanage, and a new school for restavek (indentured servant) children built through the missionary efforts of several U.S. citizens. Part of his work included a documentary photographic essay of the children and family situations he encountered during his time there. Dr. Smith expected, and found, a living environment that, for many, included horrible shelter and sanitary conditions, inadequate food, water, medical and psychological care, and a non-functioning economy. However, many children not only survived, but also thrived in conditions that are far more brutal than some of the worst poverty in the United States. These Haitian children, mostly living a meager daily existence without regular clean water and sporadic food consisting of mostly beans and rice, were happy, hopeful and created a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos that consumed the adults. This photo essay intersperses stories of tragedy with photographs of these children, in a surprising picture of surprising hope amidst the rubble.
August 2014 – May 2015
The word “Nabis” means prophet in Hebrew and Arabic and was a term applied to a rebellious group of young art students at the Académie Julian in Paris, France. The poet Henri Cazalis (1840 - 1909) coined the term “Les Nabis” by drawing parallels between these artists, who aimed to revitalize painting much as the ancient Jewish prophets rejuvenated Israel. This movement set an avant-garde pace for art, one that was distinctly different from the Impressionist painters who used small, thin brush strokes to emphasize accurate depictions of light.
Erwin Raible began collecting when he and his business partner opened cabaret and piano bar style clubs in New York City. A critical question they faced was, “what should the club's ambiance be?” One of the clubs Raible owned had chandeliers that resembled Paris’ famed Moulin Rouge in the 1890s and Raible quickly thought of the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Fin de siècle French prints became the collectors’ focus.
GVSU acquired this collection of French Prints in 2009 and has made numerous reproductions since for display purposes. This French print collection today may be found on the GVSU Allendale Campus, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, and the Detroit Center.
Located in the L. V. Eberhard Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Located in the Richard M. DeVos Center, Building E, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Free and open to the public. Hours are: 1 – 5 PM Fridays and Saturdays
GVSU ArtPrize Venue
September 24 - October 12, 2014
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