Laker Life briefs 11/9/17

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‘Andy Warhol’s American Icons’ exhibit open at GRAM

The “Andy Warhol’s American Icons” exhibit opened to the public at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) Saturday, Oct. 28. The museum is located on Monroe Center Street in Grand Rapids and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on most days of operation. Admission cost is $8 with a student ID. 

The exhibit has kept original works of the influential artist, such as “Green Coca-Cola Bottles” and others that have become symbols of American culture. 

The showcase will remain open until Feb. 11, 2018. For more information, email the GRAM at [email protected]

Laker Marching Band concert to be held Sunday, Nov. 12

The Grand Valley State University Laker Marching Band (LMB) will be holding a concert called “Bandorama” in the GVSU Kelly Family Sports Center Sunday, Nov. 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. 

Bandorama will be a musical review of the pieces done by the LMB during the 2017 season. Aside from showcasing the band, the event will feature the LMB drumline, color guard and twirlers.

For more information, contact John Martin at [email protected]

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ movie showing in Kirkhof Center

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, is currently playing at the Kirkhof Center Big Screen Theater. The movie showings will go until Thursday, Nov. 16. Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Students can email [email protected] to play a part in the selection of emerging films. Movies are selected during the final three weeks of the fall semester. 

For further information, visit

‘Mathias J. Alten: An Evolving Legacy’ held in DeVos Center

Grand Valley State University holds the works of impressionist Mathias Joseph Alten in the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery of the DeVos Center on the Pew Campus. The pieces are kept in the E wing, Rooms 103 and 203, and are available to the public for viewing Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The German-born artist is active in Grand Rapids and has created more than 3,800 works over four decades that are reminiscent of the modernist style of the 20th century. The Gordon Gallery holds the largest public collection of Alten’s work in the world and collaborates with GVSU’s special collections of Alten family archives for further study of his work. 

For more information, contact the Gordon Gallery at 616-331-2563.