Arts briefs 2/19/18

Anne Marie Smit

Standing Rock exhibit displayed in library Exhibition Space

Levi Rickert, editor and publisher for “Native News Online,” captured a series of photographs of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Standing Rock reservation. 

His photos, amounting to 1,500, covered the movement of the protests from Standing Rock to Washington, D.C., to Lansing. They are currently on display in the Exhibition Space of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

‘Conversations of Color: Navigating GVSU as an African-American Man’

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the “Conversations of Color” series will continue with the discussion of being an African-American at Grand Valley State University. These ongoing conversations are meant to foster open, honest discussions about race, popular culture, identity and current events. They also hope to provide a safe space for difficult conversations, context and clarity surrounding current events and assisting students in understanding their identity as individuals.

This discussion will be held in the Kirkhof Center in the Office of Multicultural Affairs from noon to 1 p.m.

Professor to give talk about Grand Rapids artist Mathias Alten

Ellen Adams, art history professor at Grand Valley State University, will be giving a lecture on the Grand Rapids artist Mathias J. Alten on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. in the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery in the DeVos Center. During the talk, she will take a look at Alten’s artwork and focus on the life of Alten at the turn of the 20th century. There will be a reception preceding the lecture from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

This event is free and open to the public.

GVSU students to perform ‘Oleanna’

In Grand Valley State Univery’s Performance Studio (P.S.) Series, theater students are given the opportunity to apply their skills by directing, producing and acting in fully staged performances. 

“Oleanna,” written by David Mamet and directed by GVSU student Jacob Molli, is a P.S. production scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24. The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

‘Free Play 42’ flute, piano recital scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22

Camilla Hoitenga is a pianist who has performed all over the world, including venues in London, Moscow and Beijing. Taavi Kerikmäe is a pianist from Estonia who is considered to be one of the top free-improvisation artists in Europe. On Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., Hoitenga and Kerikmäe will be giving a recital at Grand Valley State University in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.

This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact professor Bill Ryan at [email protected]