A&E Briefs 3/9

Mary Racette

The Grand Rapids Civic Theater brings Matilda 

The Grand Rapids community can see Roald Dahl’s magical story come to live at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater. The theater will be performing daily shows which started on Feb. 28 and will run until March 22. The GRCT performance will feature volunteer actors which range in age and experience.

Matilda is a story about a young girl with a magical power. All of the adults in her life are either cruel or oblivious, except for her teacher Miss Honey who shows her kindness and compassion. The story contains elements of fantasy, drama and comedy which make a exciting experience for the whole family. Matilda includes a variety of themes including friendship, family and education.

Artists have lunch with GRAM community

Artist Norwood Viviano is this month’s presenter for the Visionnaire Series–at Lunch at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on March 10. On select Tuesday’s the GRAM features an artist to present to guests as they enjoy from an assortment of refreshments. The event hosted by the Visionnaire Executive Committee takes place at the GRAM’s Cook Auditorium from 12-1 p.m.

Viviano’s work depicts changes in society through the combined use of 3D digital modeling and glass blowing. He uses metal and glass to create 3D Art that is intended to make a statement about the world we live in. During the event he will be discussing his work features in the GRAM exhibit “A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass”.