World-class art and performances at GVSU

Allendale, Mich. (WOOD): Grand Valley State University marks its ninth year of enriching the arts and humanities in West Michigan with their Fall Arts Celebration.

From now through December, performances and exhibitions featuring acclaimed artists, musicians, poets, and scholars will be free and open to the public.

The art exhibition “Dusk to Dusk” in Allendale is worth checking out if you missed the musical portion. These works that are described as an “aesthetic of anxious beauty” have been gathered as a collaboration between the GVSU Art Gallery, the De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College.

Kun-Yang Ling and the Dancers of Philadelphia will perform zen-inspired contemporary dances one evening. Another event will be readings by two acclaimed poets, Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Kwame Davis.

Every year, a distinguished speaker gives a lecture on their field of interest. Kip Thorne, Ph. D., will be speaking about theoretical physics. He consulted on multiple films including Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar to help make the film’s outer space events grounded in science.

These events will conclude with holiday music performed by GVSU faculty and students at Fountain Street Church.

There is still plenty of time to check out the remaining events at the Fall Arts Celebration. For more information, including times and locations of these events, visit

The university’s long tradition of supporting the arts goes beyond the festival. Both campuses display a collection of over 13,000 works to promote diversity and cultural understanding. Grand Valley’s Pew Campus is also a venue at ArtPrize this year.

Grand Valley State University enriches West Michigan through the arts and humanities and is Connecting with Community.

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