Art Briefs 11/3 PRINT ONLY

Beneath the Wreath: A Charitable Shopping Event

Begin Christmas shopping early this year while giving back to the community. The Junior League of Grand Rapids, an organization of women committed to improving the potential of women and communities through charity work, will be hosting the 32nd annual “Beneath the Wreath” at the Cultural Center at St. Nicholas in Grand Rapids Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Over 40 exhibitors will set up tables stocked with hand-crafted goods, boutique fare and gourmet foods. All exhibitors donate 15 percent of event sales to the Junior League’s local charity projects.

Tickets are available to purchase ahead of time for $5, or can be bought at the door for $7.

GV hosts ‘Wear the Rainbow’ clothing swap

Join Grand Valley State University’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center in a free clothing swap event Monday, Nov. 7 featuring various workshops and tutorials.

“Wear the Rainbow” provides a safe space for the transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to access clothing items and skills aligning with their identities. All sizes and gender expressions are welcome to the event.

The swap is located at the DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids starting at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the LGBT Resource Center at [email protected] or (616) 331-2530.

‘Conversations of Color’ event at GV

Presented by the Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs, the “Conversations of Color” event Wednesday, Nov. 9 will allow for an open discussion about race, popular culture, identity and other current events.

The event starts at noon in Kirkhof Center Room 1240. Each talk has an expert available to provide a more inclusive and impactful discussion. The theme is different for each event.

For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177 or email [email protected].

‘Fresh from the Garden’ sustainability workshop

Professor Amy McFarland will host a workshop Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Sustainable Agriculture Project Farm on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus.

Activities include a garden walk, produce harvest, cooking the food harvested and discussion about agriculture and sustainability. The workshop is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., but space is limited so reservations are required.

Another November “Fresh From the Garden” workshop will occur Monday, Nov. 21 and is LIB 100 approved.

For more information, contact McFarland at [email protected].