A&E Briefs 8/2

Mary Dupuis

Take me out to the…Broadway

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and the LMCU Ballpark are teaming up for the second time to present their event, “Broadway at the Ballpark,” at the end of August.

On Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28 members of the Grand Rapids community will be able to see their favorite Broadway productions performed on the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball field. 

Broadway at the Ballpark will open at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the cast of Once, and the concert will start at 7:00 p.m. both nights. Performances are set to last around two hours. 

While the program for the event is still being finalized, Greene said that those in attendance can expect Broadway favorites from classic musicals and modern shows, alike.

Director of Marketing and Engagement for the Civic Theatre Ben Greene credits the COVID-19 pandemic for the event’s origins. 

Read more at www.lanthorn.com.

GV Art Gallery installs new exhibition featuring Valencia’s irrigation community

Grand Valley State University’s Art Gallery has installed their newest exhibition in the Lake Huron Hall Wall Gallery featuring a series of photos by Jason Reblando. 

The photographs center around natural and built environments along with the people of Valencia’s irrigation community in support of research done by Dr. Erik Nordman, a natural resources management professor at GVSU. 

Together, Nordman and Reblando had traveled to Valencia to conduct research for Nordman’s book, “The Uncommon Knowledge of Elinor Ostrom.” Here they studied how the farmers of today are carrying on the 1,000-year tradition of water resource governance. 

The exhibition will be on view through December 10, 2021. 

GV Art Gallery curates exhibition to showcase queer artists and their individuality

Titled “Invisible Identities,” the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery created an exhibition for pride month to showcase work by queer artists from the GVSU Collection as well as responses from an open call to queer students to write about their experiences. 

Beginning on June 4 and spanning through Sept. 24, the Kirkhof Wall Gallery will feature these works in an effort to shatter the norm of defining queer artists solely by their “queerness.” 

The Art Gallery said on their website that each piece was chosen to represent the artist as a multi-dimensional creator and a fully realized individual, thus giving them the same opportunity as their straight/cis peers to be appreciated for their work, not solely their sexual orientation.