A&E Briefs 8/2 – Grand Valley Lanhorn


Take me to … Broadway

The Grand Rapids Civic Theater and LMCU Ballpark are teaming up for the second time to present their event, “Broadway at the Ballpark,” at the end of August.

On Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28, members of the Grand Rapids community will be able to watch their favorite Broadway productions performed on the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball field.

Broadway at the Ballpark will open at 6:30 p.m. with a performance from the cast of Once, and the concert will start at 7:00 p.m. on both evenings. Performances are expected to last around two hours.

While the program for the event is still being finalized, Greene said those in attendance can expect Broadway favorites from classic and modern musicals watch, same.

Civic Theater Marketing and Engagement Director Ben Greene attributes the origins of the event to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more on www.lanthorn.com.

GV Art Gallery installs new exhibition showcasing Valencia’s irrigation community

The Grand Valley State University Art Gallery has installed its latest exhibition in the Lake Huron Hall Wall Gallery, which features a series of photos by Jason Reblando.

The photographs focus on the natural and built environments as well as the inhabitants of the irrigation community of Valencia in support of research carried out by Dr Erik Nordman, professor of natural resource management at GVSU.

Together, Nordman and Reblando had traveled to Valencia to conduct research for Nordman’s book, “The Uncommon Knowledge of Elinor Ostrom”. Here they explored how today’s farmers carry on the millennial tradition of water resource governance.

The exhibition will be on view until December 10, 2021.

GV art gallery hosts exhibition to showcase queer artists and their individuality

Entitled “Invisible Identities,” the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery created a Pride Month exhibit to showcase the work of queer artists from the GVSU Collection as well as responses to an open call for queer students to write about their experiences.

From June 4 until September 24, the Kirkhof Wall Gallery will present these works with the aim of breaking the norm of defining queer artists only by their “queerness”.

The art gallery stated on its website that each piece has been chosen to represent the artist as a multidimensional creator and a fully realized individual, giving them the same opportunity as their heterosexual / cis peers to be appreciated for their work, not just their sexual orientation.


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