Arts at a Glance

Headline: Arts at a Glance

Artist-Faculty Series

In order to highlight the talents of faculty members at GVSU the Artist-Faculty series was created. On March 23 the series will shine the light on Pablo Manhave-Veglia on the cello.  The cellist will perform many songs including the Beethoven Cello Sonatas on the stage of the GVSU Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information call, (616) 331-3484. 

Ability Within Talent Show

On March 21 GV Best Buddies will showcase the talents of some special individuals in the Cook-Dewitt Center.  The event invites individuals with special needs to show off their strengths.  Admission to the event is free, but the group will be collecting canned goods for the Kids’ Food Basket. For more information contact Taren Keith at [email protected], at [email protected] or at (231) 736-8509.  

Dove Light Modeling Workshop

Dove Light Photography is on the search for actors, musicians, models and dancers that have a dream to learn the ropes of the fashion and entertainment industry. With the slogan “Dream It. Learn It. Do It.” they transform people so they walk away with a professor make over and head shots to start their modeling career at a workshop on March 21 at the Chasing Vanity Salon and Spa on Wealthy Street in downtown Grand Rapids. To register for the workshop visit or contact Tara at (907) 315-7788. 

Contained Memories: BFA Student Thesis Show

Beginning March 23 until March 27, the work of GVSU students Shuying Vogt and Morgan Eaton will decorate the Exhibition Space in the Mary Idema Pew Library.  The two metalsmithing students reflect their most notable memories. Shuying also reflects on her childhood growing up in China. A formal reception will be held on March 26 from 5-7 p.m.  For more information contact Eaton at [email protected]

“What We Do in the Shadows”

Created by co-creators of the HBO series “Flight of the Conchords,” Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement directed “What We Do in the Shadows” chronicles. In a documentary-style film, the audience will experience the day-to-day lives of four vampire roommates trying to survive in the modern world. With ages ranging from 183 to 8,000 years old the quintet takes on evolving fashion and entertainment trends, other mythical creatures such as werewolves and dealing with the struggles of relationships.  The UICA in downtown Grand Rapids will screen the film March 13-25. For more information visit