Arts Briefs

Maddie Forshee

Arts Briefs

Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival

This weekend, the Wealthy Theatre will open its doors to the 6th annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival. From Sept. 17 – 20, people are welcome to enjoy 17 films from different areas of Latin America. The LAFF’s goal is to acquaint the Grand Rapids community with new, acclaimed Latin American films focused on a wide array of contemporary subjects, enriching and educating the community. There will be films featured from Argentina, Brazil, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, among others.

GVSU ArtPrize Seven KickOff

With ArtPrize Seven beginning on Wednesday, the 23rd, people are invited to celebrate the kickoff with GVSU. The Laker Marching Band, GVSU Dance Company and the WGVU/PBS Nerd Walk will gather at Rosa Parks Circle at 6:30 p.m. Led by Louie the Laker and President Thomas Haas, music and dancing will commence before the group walks to the Eberhard Center, where guests can view the GVSU ArtPrize entry by the GVSU Art and Design department.

Fall Arts Celebration music

On Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Fall Arts Celebration will be celebrating faculty musicians. The show will include musical groups that are all-faculty or have faculty members in them. Among the performers are the Lighthouse Brass Quintet, professor Bill Ryan, associate professor Pablo Mahave-Veglia and the Donald Sinta Quartet. Many of the featured groups are award winning and critically acclaimed.

James Carey Memorial Lecture

Dr. Helen Sterk, head of the communication department at Western Kentucky University, will be visiting Grand Valley State University as the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual James W. Carey Memorial Lecture on Sept, 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditorium. Sterk’s lecture will be about “story as the heart of communication”. The event is free and open to the public.

Unusual Causes

A new documentary series will premiere at GVSU on Thursday, Sept. 24. The seven-part series will look at factors relating to health and health care in the United States, focusing on race, socioeconomic standing, geography, and gender in relation to the well-being of Americans. The documentary screening will begin at 6 p.m. There will be one screening per week, each followed by discussion and application of concepts. 

Dusk to Dusk curator reception

This Friday at 5 p.m. at Hope College, Richard Rinehart, the curator of Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal and the director of Samek Art Museum, will be speaking about the exhibition currently taking place at GVSU. Rinehart will be discussing the exhibitions’ inspiration, why the exhibition was brought to Hope College and GVSU and the collaboration between the two. Following the presentation, there will be open discussion and refreshments.