A&E Briefs 11/29

Mary Dupuis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

2020 World of Winter sculpture moves to its forever home

The “Manidoo Bawating” sculpture that was featured in World of Winter 2020 has recently been installed in its permanent home at Sixth Street Park in Grand Rapids. 

The custom sculpture was designed by the HYBYCOZO art initiative based in Oakland, CA in collaboration with the Grand River Bands of Ottowa Indians and local artist Alan Compo.

“Manidoo Bawating” is an 11-foot-tall steel sculpture that was created to honor important symbols and traditions of the Native American community that was based along the Grand River and throughout the entire Great Lakes region. 

GV Music Department to hold numerous piano studio recitals

Grand Valley State University professor Dr. Sookkyung Cho’s students will be holding an end-of-semester Piano Studio Recital.

The concert will be livestreamed on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The link to the livestream is www.gvsu.edu/mtd/livestream.

Dr. Helen Marlais’ students will also be holding a Winter Piano Recital. 

The concert will take place on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. The concert is also able to be viewed via livestream at www.gvsu.edu/mtd/livestream

The students performing include: Tumaini Sango, Mei Lin Wooden, Amanda Wilson, Taylor Seelye, Luke Kunnen, and Sarah Doyle.

GV A Cappella groups collaborate to hold concert

Grand Valley State University A Cappella Groups GV Groove, Midnight Snack, and Euphoria will be coming together to host an event full of song. 

“A Night of A Cappella” will be held on Dec. 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Cook-Dewitt Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but seats are on a first-come-first serve basis. 

Students are asked to RSVP for the event on LakerLink. 

The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park in Grand Rapids expands

The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park in Grand Rapids is an organization that features West Michigan Artists and Makers with an emphasis on supporting minority-owned businesses. They do so by hosting opportunities, marketing, programming and events. 

On Nov. 27 the Arts Marketplace introduced a new Pop-Up Room, adding 800 square feet of retail and event space. The room offers a dressing room and the opportunity to display larger items, including woodcraft, clothing and textiles. 

Throughout the holiday season the Pop-Up Room will showcase 15-20 local businesses as well as a signature entry wall — a mosaic woodwork installation designed by Grand Rapids artist Shannon Mack.

The Arts Marketplace will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11-7 p.m. and on Sunday from 12-5 p.m.