Arts Briefs

Kate Branum

24 Drawings/ 24 Hours: The Body in Black and White

View original works created by Grand Valley State University art students on Monday, March 13, in the exhibition space located at the bottom level of the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus.

The Body in Black and White was created from a five-week project requiring student artists to produce 24 drawings over the course of 24 non-consecutive hours. Each student’s work addresses a specific theme concerning the human body.

Walk a Good Life

Learn what it truly means to “walk a good life” on Tuesday, March 14, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Eberhard Center, Room 116 on the Pew Campus.

The event features Native American perspectives on identity, ecology, citizenship and community with a discussion led by guest speaker and founder of Gather Thunder Foundation, Denise Iwaniw.

Participants will learn current social justice issues related to native populations locally and globally and how the identity of marginalized populations is shaped by cultural misrepresentations.

LaughFest Performance: Brooks Wheelan

Find the funny with comedian Brooks Wheelan during his stand-up performance Tuesday, March 14 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center, Room 112E on the Pew Campus.

Spotlight Productions at Grand Valley State University has invited Wheelan to showcase his talents as part of the annual LaughFest event held each March. Wheelan has been featured on SNL and Conan as well as HBO. His recent comedy album also took a number one spot on iTunes.

The event is free to attend for both students at the general public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner in the Dark

Sight is something many take for granted. Imagine living your life in the dark.

Grand Valley State University Campus Lions club will be hosting a free spaghetti dinner for all interested students–the only catch is, dinner will be completely in the dark.

Dinner in the Dark will be held Wednesday, March 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Perry Dining Room of the Alumni House on the Allendale Campus.

The event is intended is raise awareness for visual impairments and requires participants to wear a blindfold throughout the duration of their meal.

There will also be a representative from Leader Dogs for the Blind present, and an opportunity to donate to Leader Dogs for the Blind will be available.