A&E Briefs 11/1

Mary Dupuis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts event for current exhibition, welcomes future exhibition

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be holding an Adult Workshop for their current exhibition, “An Art of Changes,” featuring the work of printmaker Jasper Johns. 

On Nov. 4, the workshop will walk participants through different mark-making and contouring techniques so that they can make their own drypoint prints. 

Those who wish to attend can reserve their spot through the museum’s website. 

In addition to expanding on their current exhibition, the museum also announced “The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited” coming to GRAM in the fall of 2022. 

The exhibition will feature Henson’s artifacts and imagery from The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal, Sesame Street, Labyrinth, and more.

GV French Club to host a night of song

The Grand Valley State University French Club and Modern Languages and Literatures Department will be hosting the evening event, “Mélodies,” to immerse students and faculty in French culture. 

The night will consist of French song, music and poetry to be performed by students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

Those who do not wish to perform are still welcome to come and enjoy the French festivities. 

“Mélodies” will take place on Nov. 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Cook-Dewitt Center on the Allendale campus. 

GV Shakespeare Festival presents ‘Bard to Go’

This fall the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival will offer performances of “Bard to Go: What Mighty Magic,” a touring Shakespeare production that visits schools across West Michigan and more. 

The performance will be held on Nov. 6 from 2-3 p.m. in the Grand River Room in Kirkhof.

The 50-minute performance is free and audiences will be taken on a tour of some of Shakespeare’s most magical scenes, involving supernatural creatures and statues come to life. 

The production entails scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Macbeth,” “The Winter’s Tale,” “Hamlet,” and “The Tempest” and acts as an introduction to Shakespeare’s language and stagecraft. 

To adhere to COVID-10 protocols, all performers and audience members are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing. In addition, those in attendance are required to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment. 

GV Music Department to hold concert

The Grand Valley State University Wind, Symphony, and Concert Band will be holding a performance in the Louis Armstrong Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

On Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. the performance will be free and open to the public.