The Visual Arts Guild is focused on the production and dialogue of historical and contemporary art and ideas. The membership has no restrictions, though it consists of mostly those interested in some form of the visual arts. The leaders of the organization seek to nurture and help members with regards to the group’s goals in the context of a community; likewise the group as a whole seeks to nurture and help the surrounding Calvin and extended community in the same way. Emphasis is placed on raising awareness of contemporary art within Calvin’s visual arts community, and simultaneously involving Calvin’s community with the greater whole of the artistic community of Grand Rapids and beyond.
Mandy Cano (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History)