Students, faculty, and alumni to compete in ArtPrize 10

It's early fall. For the city of Grand Rapids, this means transforming into an arts hub for ArtPrize. In its 10th edition, the event is the largest, independently organized arts competition in the world. From September 19-October 7, artists and art enthusiasts alike display their creative work in a variety of venues and show the …

Student Riley Huggins receives scholarship for essay on female empowerment

Studio Art Student Riley Huggins received a $1,000 scholarship from the BASF Wyandotte and Livonia chapters of the Women in Business employee resource group. Huggins was one of the two winners, joining Wayne State student Amanda LeBeau. BASF’s WIB is an employee group that assists the company in attracting, developing, promoting and retaining women in …

Professor Paul Wittenbraker leads session on the GVSU roots of civic engagement

Professor of Visual Studies and Foundations Paul Wittenbraker

The event happened September 18, 2018, 1:00pm, at the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. The University and the FTLC welcomed back President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers to reflect with us on the GVSU roots of civic engagement. The conversation was followed by faculty-led breakout sessions highlighting exemplars of teaching for civic, global and inclusive learning. …

Introducing VMA: The Jewelry and Metalsmithing Area

  Jewelry and Metalsmithing (JEM) is one of Grand Valley’s fine art programs, and an expertise so specific it has its perks, with courses centered around conceptual themes. In addition to personal connections, the program also offers majors their own studio space and work bench, which quickly become personalized with photos, plants, magazine clippings, incense, …