Arts briefs 4/16/18

Anne Marie Smit

Choral concert to be held Monday, April 16

The University Arts Chorale and the Cantate Chamber Ensemble will be performing in the Cook-DeWitt Center under the direction of professor Ellen Pool on Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.

The University Arts Chorale is a group of 35 auditioned students who perform choral pieces from a variety of periods. The Cantate Chamber Ensemble is a small group that performs a cappella choral music and whose goal is to perform a variety of both sacred and secular music through vocal jazz. The Cantate Chamber Ensemble performs without a conductor. 

GVSU illustration BFA show ‘Emerge’

From now until Wednesday, May 16, the Grand Valley State University illustration show “Emerge” will be showcased on 74 Monroe Center NW. “Emerge” is comprised of both digital and traditional mediums, featuring the perspectives of students from a variety of passions. 

The gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Assisted tours of the gallery are available from Monday, April 16, to Saturday, April 21. 

GVSU visual studies students present their theses

From Monday, April 16, to Sunday, April 22, three Grand Valley State University visual studies students will be presenting their senior theses in a gallery located on 106 South Division Ave. in Grand Rapids.

The exhibits shown include “TEAMMATES HOW DO” by Megan Galvin, “The Wall Is Not Solid” by T.J. Mathieu and “how to ollie” by Morgan Hayden.

The gallery hours are Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a reception on Friday, April 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.

‘Tricks of the Trade’ lecture for art educators

Grand Valley State University alumna and art educator Tricia Erickson will be visiting campus on Tuesday, April 17, to offer survival strategies for students aspiring to be art teachers. Erickson was named 2018 Excellent Teacher of the Year for Michigan and the National Art Education Association. The lecture will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Room 1201 in the Calder Arts Center.

For more information, contact Hsiao-Ping Chen at [email protected].

Arts at Noon series: GVSU faculty string trio

On Wednesday, April 18, three Grand Valley State University professors will be playing in a string trio as part of the Arts at Noon series: Gregory Maytan, violin; Paul Swantek, viola; and Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello. 

The concert will take place at noon in the Cook-DeWitt Center.