West Wall Gallery
Paya Lliklla, Las Tejedoras de Chari, Peru: Reweaving Tradition in the 21st Century
March 18 - July 31, 2015
Located in the L. V. Eberhard Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
In the Andean mountain village of Chari, Peru, a weaving cooperative of indigenous women are changing the structure of their lives. The weavers who make up Paya Lliklla utilize handicraft skills to fabricate woven trade goods marketed to clients well outside their local boundaries.
Weaving is an accepted female occupation within this cultural group, but it has always fallen to their male relatives to market the finished handmade textiles. The women of Paya Lliklla have managed to merge the two - manufacture and sales of the products – as the sole responsibility of the association.
This significantly changes the established division of labor and moves the women's weaving from a private to a public sphere, empowering the women both financially and socially, and this significantly alters their status within their families and the larger community.
Red Wall Gallery
fishladder : Student Scholars Day Exhibition
March 23 to April 17, 2015
Located in the lobby of the Lake Ontario Hall, Allendale Campus
Now in its twelfth year, fishladder is a student-run journal at Grand Valley State University. fishladder publishes students’ fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, photography, and art. Students from across all disciplines in the university are encouraged to submit work in all styles, genres, and forms. The editors of fishladder aim to select the best, most artistic work for publication.
GVSU Art Gallery
April 6 to 9, 2015
Closing Reception: April 9, 2015, 5 to 7 PM.
School of Communications Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition
April 13 to April 25, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 5 to 7 PM
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Thursdays from 10 AM to 7 PM.
Located at 1121 Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus. All exhibits and free and open to the public.