Art Briefs 9/29 *PRINT ONLY*

Visiting artist lecture at GV features Jen Delos Reyes

Coming to Grand Valley State University to talk about art engagement, Jen Delos Reyes is an educator, writer and radical community arts organizer who will speak at Lake Huron Hall Monday, Oct. 3. The 4:30 p.m. talk will focus on socially engaged artwork and the networks of support for artists working within the complex social issues.

Reyes is the director and founder of “Open Engagement,” which is an international annual conference focused on socially engaged art that supports the works of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students and organizations. 

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will workshop skills and tools to support their work in communities and personal contexts.

Annual marketing career night event hosted at GV

Join Grand Valley State University’s American Marketing Association and the marketing department for a night of discussion around marketing careers, professionals and obtain tips for building a stronger portfolio or resume. 

The Monday, Oct. 3. event will feature local business professionals, including: Michigan United Way, Steelcase, Wolverine World Wide, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Spectrum Health, the Grand Rapids Symphony and Spartan Nash.

The event will take place at the GVSU Sideman Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and is free for students to attend. Faculty advises attendees to dress for business, as interviews and discussion are professionally organized.

‘The Arts in Latin America’ event to feature Catalina Cuervo

For those interested in learning about other cultures, Grand Valley State University invites students, staff and faculty to join the GVSU Latin American and Latino/a studies program with a night of entertainment by the Opera Grand Rapids and featuring special guest Catalina Cuervo, who is Colombian-born.

Cuervo stars in the Opera Grand Rapids tango opera “María de Buenos Aires.” She has performed the role of “Maria” for numerous nation-wide companies, including Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Syracuse Opera.

The event will take place Monday, Oct. 3 at the Kirkhof Center Room 0072, from 11 a.m. to noon. For special accommodations or more information, contact the GVSU Area and Global Studies office at (616) 331-8110 or [email protected].

First year leadership program kickoff 

For all first year and transfer students looking for an opportunity to network and engage more at GVSU, the First Year Leadership Experience program will kickoff Tuesday, Oct. 4 and takes place in six interactive sessions. 

Every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., FYLE will assist new leaders in creating and enhancing their personal philosophy while developing basic leadership skills. FYLE teaches leadership through interactive activities and discussion led by upperclass student leaders and staff from across GVSU’s campus.

The sessions take place in the Kirkhof Center Room 2263, where attendance is required at all sessions in order to graduate the program. For more information, contact [email protected].