A&E Briefs 11/29 – Grand Valley Lanhorn


Mary Dupuis, Arts & Entertainment editor

2020 World of Winter sculpture moves to forever home

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

The custom sculpture was designed by the Oakland, California-based HYBYCOZO art initiative 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 the important symbols and traditions of the Native American community based along the Grand River and throughout the Great Lakes region.

GV’s music department will host numerous studio piano recitals

Students of Grand Valley State University professor Dr. Sookkyung Cho will perform a piano studio recital at the end of the semester.

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

Students of Dr. Helen Marlais will also hold a winter piano recital.

The concert will take place on December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman van Solkema Recital Hall at the Haas Center for Performing Arts. The concert can also be watched live on www.gvsu.edu/mtd/livestream.

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

GV A Cappella groups collaborate to organize a concert

Grand Valley State University’s A Cappella Bands GV Groove, Midnight Snack and Euphoria will come together for an event full of songs.

“A Night of A Cappella” will take place on December 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 allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Students are invited to confirm their attendance for the event on LakerLink.

Studio Park arts market in Grand Rapids is expanding

The Studio Park Arts Market in Grand Rapids is an organization that features artists and designers from Western Michigan with a focus on supporting minority-owned businesses. They do this by organizing opportunities, marketing, programming, and events.

On November 27, the Arts Marketplace introduced a new pop-up venue, adding 800 square feet of retail and event space. The room offers a walk-in closet and the possibility of exhibiting larger objects, including wooden objects, clothing and textiles.

Throughout the holiday season, the pop-up hall will feature 15-20 local businesses as well as a signature entrance wall – a mosaic paneling installation designed by Grand Rapids artist Shannon Mack.

The Arts Market will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


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