Grand Valley State University Venue
The grounds of the L.V. Eberhard Center near the Blue Bridge
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
301 Fulton Street W Grand Rapids, MI 49504
September 19 - October 7, 2018
Monday 5 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 5 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 5 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 5 pm - 8 pm
Friday 12 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 12 pm - 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm
GVSU Venue ArtPrize Artists:
- Kimberly Walker
- Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival
Blue Bridge ArtPrize Artist:
- John Sauvé
Venue Artist - Kimberly Walker
Kimberly Walker, a veteran, an artist and art student will show her installation art Locked and Loaded at our venue.
Vote Code: 68367
"It is my duty as an artist, Veteran, and U.S. citizen to inform the people of the United States about military women that are abused by their brothers-in-arms. Though my extensive research, which dates back to as early as 2001, I have discovered 46 cases that were swept under the rug. With the proliferation of #metoo and #sayhername, now is the time to talk about military sexual assault. I am using my life-experience as a Soldier and my artwork to draw attention to these findings."
Venue Artist - Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival
Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, Time-Based Bard to Go: Twelfth Night
Vote Code: 67959
This production is directed by GVSU theatre professor Dennis Henry. The cast consists of GVSU undergrads Christa Wright, Quiana Flynn, Ryan Patten Justin Helou, Jacob Miller and Henry Morris. The stage manager is Katelyn Bonnano. The dramaturg and producer is Katherine Mayberry. The Executive Director of Grand Valley Shakespeare is Dr. James Bell.
"The Man in the City: A Conversation of Numbers," a city-wide ArtPrize entry, is partially on display on the roof of Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. The piece, created by Detroit-based artist John Sauvé and entered in conjunction with the West Michigan Prostate Health Alliance, is meant to use art to inspire men to better understand and engage in their personal health, specifically their prostate health. This installation consists of multiple seven-foot steel sculptures located at 12 venues in Grand Rapids of a man painted blue, representing prostate cancer awareness.