Arts at a Glance

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Poetry Slam and Book Drive

The Grand Valley State University Harry Potter Alliance is hosting the second annual Poetry Slam and Book Drive. The event is affiliated with the national “Accio Books!” campaign that promotes reading and donates books to communities in need worldwide. The event is free, but those attending are encouraged to bring a book to donate. The event on April 7 is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Lake Superior Hall Room 174. For more information, contact Jorden LaRose at [email protected]

Guest Artist Series

The head of the String Faculty at the University of Auckland, NICAI School of Music will perform at Grand Valley State University on April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Hall in the Performing Arts Center. Elizabeth Holowell is a violinist who began her career with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The free event will showcase her talents, and Mark Portolese will accompany her. Holowell was recognized for her achievements in violin performance and teaching by the Australian Government in 2002. For more information on the event, visit or contact GVSU Professor Gregory Martan at (616) 331-3484.

Women’s Center Art Submission Deadline

Yearly, the Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center creates an opportunity for students to submit art work to be displayed in the center. The center circulates the artwork in the center and displays pieces that highlights the diversity of individuals. Submissions are due by April 10 at 2 p.m. Visit for more information, or contact Brittany Dernberger at [email protected].

Spring Dance Concert

The dancers of Grand Valley State University Dance Company will perform on April 12 at 2 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre. The concert features all GVSU dance majors in pieces choreographed by faculty and guest artists such as Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Bryn Cohn and Kelly Kerastas. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call (616) 331-3484. 

Radio Revival Tour

Two well-known Y2K artists are teaming up to tour throughout the country and are making a stop at The Intersection on April 11. Ryan Cabrera is a platinum-selling singer and songwriter that is known for hits such as “On the Way Down,” “True” and “Shine On.” This tour will highlight songs from Cabrera’s 2014 EP and fifth full-length album. Along with Cabrera, indie-rock band Secondhand Serenade will co-headline the show. Beginning as a MySpace artist, lead singer John Vesely took the band to the next level with the hit single “Fall For You.”  In 2012 the band’s album “A Naked Twist In My Story” reached No.19 on the iTunes Alternative Album chart. Nick Thomas of Spill Canvas, Runaway Saints and Wind In Sails will also perform. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is open to all ages. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For more information, visit