A&E Briefs 11/15

Mary Dupuis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

GV Italian Club to host art event

Il Geranio (the geranium), Grand Valley State University’s Italian Club, will be holding an event called, “Paint like DaVinci!”

On Nov. 15 from 8-9 p.m., students are welcome to visit Mackinac Hall room A1182 on the Allendale campus to paint and learn about famous Italian artworks. There is no cultural language or background needed, and snacks will be provided. 

Il Geranio’s goal is to share and preserve Italian culture as well as promote opportunities for future generations to practice age-old traditions and make them their own. 

Grand Rapids Public Museum works with community to highlight artists of color

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and The Diatribe Inc., a Grand Rapids organization that uses the performing arts to empower young people, are partnering to hold a special panel discussion. 

The panel will explore the significance of The 49507 Project, a community celebration led by artists and Grand Rapids youth commissioning seven local Black and Brown artists to create large-scale murals. 

The murals can be found on buildings throughout Black and Brown neighborhoods. 

Panelists will share their connections to the artwork and what the project means to them, and their community. A Q&A will also follow the session. 

The panel is free and open to the public, and registration can be done through GRPM’s website. 

GV Art Gallery welcomes new pieces

The Grand Valley State University Art Gallery recently gained a new collection of artwork from artist Henry Krijger.

Krijger was recognized as an artist, muralist, sculptor, typographer, book designer, and illustrator during his professional years in the Netherlands. 

According to the gallery’s website, he struggled all his life honoring his gifts as an artist and his commitment to Christianity. 

From 1969 to 1973 Krijger was the master artist for a group of young Christian artists at Trinity College in Chicago and Patmos Workshop and Gallery in Toronto. 

Throughout this time, he brought more of his artistic ideas to fruition and signed his art as “Senggih,” the name his childhood friends in Indonesia called him when they couldn’t pronounce his name, Henkie.

More information about Krijger and his artwork can be found on the gallery’s website. 

GV Art Gallery honors graphic design seniors with gallery

The Grand Valley State University Art Gallery will be featuring the work of five graphic design seniors graduating this December. 

On Nov. 15-18 from 5-7 p.m., each student’s senior project will be on display in the GVSU Art Gallery in an exhibition titled, “Reflect: Seeking Perspective Through Design.”

The projects range in their design and message, from clothing inspired by the national parks to apps for use in art galleries.