Corpse flower to bloom at GV
The Grand Valley Greenhouse corpse flower is blooming this week. The flower was donated by Tim Strickler, professor emeritus of biomedical sciences, around the same time the Kindschi Hall of Science first opened in 2015. The corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanum, only blooms every seven to 10 years. When the flower blooms, it emits a distinctive smell of rotting flesh, the smell is supposed to attract flies that pollinate the plant. This will be the first time the plant has blossomed since it was donated almost seven years ago. Once the plant becomes more established it could bloom faster. The flower is a spectacle for many, because of its peculiar smell and deep burgundy shade. As long as the flower is blooming the greenhouse will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GV to host Graphic Design BFA show
Following the past weeks of displays, GVSU Graphic Design students will continue to showcase their works. The shows started on March 28 with “A Midwestern Mystery,” which featured works by Margie Griggs. The week of April 4 featured “The Plot Thickens,” which showed works from Cody Theil, Damian White, Tyler Degraaf, Chris McConnell and Joey Strutz.
This week’s showcase, “Refocus,” starts on April 11. “Refocus” features work by Sadie Brown, Lilly Campbell, Emily Dubinsky, Joseph Feldpausch, Desiree Maitner, Isabella Tartoni, Elizabeth TeSlaa, Khoi Tran and Zane Warner. The reception for this gallery is on Thursday, April 14 from 5-7 p.m.
The week of Monday, April 18 there will be two different exhibits, “Monomania” and “Enhance.”
“Monomania” opens April 18 in the Padnos Gallery CAC and will feature work from Abby Spencer, Grace Close and Lizzie Husted. The reception for “Monomania” will be on Thursday, April 21 at the CAC Padnos Student Art Gallery. The last show will run from April 19 through April 25. “Enhance” showcases work by Victoria Buscemi Kaitlyn Busler Nao Hasegawa, Hannah Howery, Clarisa MacDonald, Daniel Pacheo, Joycelle Shoemaker, Brooke Stout and Nhi Tran. This exhibit will be in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. The reception will be on April 21 from 5-7 p.m.