Art Briefs

School of communications hosts photography senior thesis

On April 26, the Grand Valley State University school of communications will host its photography senior thesis showcase for winter 2016, on display in the Performing Arts Center Room 1121 art gallery.

The eight photographers will feature work around a variety of individual topics. The exhibit is set to be on display from April 19-29. The reception for the artists will be held on April 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The photographers in the exhibition are Sam Billin, Ethan Caverley, Daniel Heeren, Molly LaBeff, Lauren Loria, Natasha Montelauro, Kimberly Skoglund and Jason Slagh.

For more information, contact (616) 331-2563.

‘To Write Love on Her Arms’ screening at GV

On April 22, the motion picture “To Write Love on Her Arms” is set to screen in Area 51 of the Kirkhof Center at 8 p.m. The film is a drama centered around Renee Yohe and highlights her battle with depression, drug use and other issues. These struggles led to the creation of charity group “To Write Love on Her Arms,” founded by Jaime Tworkowski.

After the movie, a short discussion will take place on the stigmas attached to mental illness, as well as what GVSU’s chapter of TWLOHA does around campus.

Questions about this event should be sent to [email protected].

Dance Senior Show

The seniors in the dance program will hold a performance of their work at 7 p.m. on April 22 and 23 in the Large Dance Studio (Performing Arts Center, Room 1600) at Grand Valley State University.

Senior dance majors will present a concert of new work as part of their capstone project experience at GVSU. Each dancer will share a self-choreographed solo and a group work showcasing the varied choreographic voices of the next generation of dancers and dance makers in West Michigan.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit, or call (616) 331-3484.

Symphony Orchestra performs with Student Concerto Competition Winner, Da Sol Um

Conducted by Henry Duitman, Grand Valley State University’s symphony orchestra will perform with Da Sol Um at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Louis Armstrong Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

Concerto Winner, Da Sol Um will perform the third movement of Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor” with the orchestra. Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 6 in D Major” is also in the program for the concert.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit, or call (616) 331-3484.