Arts briefs 10/16/17

Red Shoes Project installation

Taking inspiration from Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, the Grand Valley State University department of modern languages and literatures, in conjunction with other GVSU departments and community organizations, will be hosting the installation for the Red Shoes Project Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Red Shoes Project is dedicated to victims of human trafficking and gendered violence, and is a symbol of solidarity in uniting against an issue that sees girls and women disappearing, being hurt and being killed.

Chauvet will be coming to the Grand Rapids area to install the piece on GVSU’s Pew Campus with the assistance of GVSU students, who also collected and painted the shoes being installed. 

For more information, contact Zulema Moret at [email protected].

Sorority to hold ‘Strike Out Your Late Night Hunger’

Grand Valley State University’s sorority Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) will be hosting “Strike Out Your Late Night Hunger” Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. 

For $5 a ticket, attendees will be able to indulge in all-you-can-eat pizza and breadsticks from Peppino’s, walking tacos and root beer floats, among other items. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jerseys, and tickets are available for purchase from any AOII sister.

GVSU Violin Day to be held Friday, Oct. 20

For the first time, Grand Valley State University will be hosting Violin Day Friday, Oct. 20, starting at 1 p.m. in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. This event will precede the annual String Leadership Day Saturday, Oct. 21.

High school students who are progressing as violinists will be spending the day working with GVSU violin professor Gregory Maytan. Students who attend will be taking master classes and partaking in special rehearsals. Following the day, there will be a violin recital.

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

‘It’s All About Balance’ to be held Thursday, Oct. 19

Grand Valley State University Campus Recreation will be hosting the healthful-food workshop, “It’s All About Balance: Eat to Feel and Stay Satisfied,” Thursday, Oct. 19, starting at 7 p.m. in the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center, Room 148.

Carielle Nikkel, intern for the GVSU master’s program in clinical nutrition, will be presenting the nutritional workshop, which is open to all GVSU students. Attendees will learn food combinations to fight cravings, prevent weight gain and keep them energized, as well as how to eat effectively for satisfaction.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at [email protected].