Art Briefs 1/10 – Grand Valley Lanthorn


Decorate mugs with the Honors Student Council

On Wednesday, January 12, students can join the Honors Student Council in decorating coffee mugs. The event takes place from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the multipurpose room Niemeyer. The event is free.

Skate at the Van Andel Arena

There are two skating sessions open at the Van Andel Arena on Tuesday January 11 and Sunday January 16. Both dates have three skating sessions. The first is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. followed by one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and finally from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All skaters are encouraged to wear a mask when not on the ice, regardless of their vaccination status. Admission is free for skating as well as rentals. Public skating has been temporarily moved to the Van Andel while the Rosa Parks Circle is undergoing renovations.

Concert under the stars

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting another concert in its planetarium. This is in partnership with three West Michigan musicians and visual artists. Music will be played as viewers view the art being streamed from the dome. One of the bands performing at this event is local band Normal Mode, a trio from Grand Rapids who write lo-fi music about space travel. Tickets are $20 and the event will take place on January 13 at 6 p.m. With a planetarium ticket, attendees also have access to the first two floors of the museum which includes the “Bats: Masters of the Night” and “Streets of Old Grand Rapids” exhibits. The event will take place in two segments with a brief intermission in between.

Watch the performance of World of Winter

On Friday, January 14, viewers will have two chances to see live outdoor performances. One being their Popup Performer Night and the other being a live beatboxer. The pop-up artist is not announced in advance but will take place from 6-8 p.m. Those wishing to attend should expect to explore the area to locate the artist. The other event is a performance by local beatboxer, Ozealous, on Gillett Bridge from 7-8pm.

Have fun at the ice park

There is an ice park that will last until January 15 at 555 Monroe Ave. This event is recurring and runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be regular lawn games with an icy twist. Those who attend can play ice shuffleboard, plinko, foosball, chess, checkers, cornhole, and putt-putt. All games are made entirely of ice and will be left out until they melt. There will also be an all-ice throne where attendees can take photos.


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