The artwork of Grand Valley students will once again grace the Michigan House and Senate office buildings through a program that highlights the creative talents of students at state universities.
"Student Art in the Legislature" is a partnership between the Michigan Legislature and the Michigan Association of State Universities. The opportunity provides a venue to promote art from public university students, MASU officials said, noting feedback from those who frequent the buildings has been positive.
Paintings from three GVSU students, Tess Clark, Isabella Good and Josephine Ruiter, were selected by those in the Legislature to hang for one year starting in the fall. Jill Eggers, associate professor of painting and foundations, led the effort for student submissions, noting several GVSU painters have shown their work through this program in recent years.
Eggers called the selections an honor for both the students and GVSU. She also praised the exhibit for honoring the importance of art.
"The exhibit acknowledges the importance of art and creativity, as well as laws and governance, as essential aspects of a whole and effective society," Eggers said. "The students selected are skilled and talented, and reflect well on GVSU and the importance we give to creative learning."
A reception in the fall will honor the students and their work.
Here are the selections from GVSU: