Current Location:
The Commons -> 1st Floor (COM)
Location Notes:
COM; 1st fl., Between Bathroom Entrances

I Am Grand Valley

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.253.33
Artist:
Andy Beachnau
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Date:
2008
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Self portrait of light-skinned young man with short, light brown hair and blue eyes wearing half white, half deep maroon shirt with the name "Andy" written across the chest on the right. Solid green background.
Historical Context:
Dr. Andy Beachnau has served at Grand Valley serving in a variety of positions, including Residence Life Coordinator, Assistand Director of Housing and Director of Housing and Health Services and adjunct professor. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Alma College, Michigan in 1982 in Political Science and Physical Education, his M.Ed. in Education Administration from Grand Valley State University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in 1995 from Michigan State University in College and University Administration. Andy's wife Jacqueline (GVSU, 1987) is a registered nurse at Spectrum Health. They live in Walker with their daughter Alexandra and their son Sean. The "I Am Grand Valley" portrait project was created by students, administrators, faculty, staff, and alumni who volunteered to paint their self portraits. Many had no prior experience and all left their inhibitions at the door to take part of this project and celebrate the diversity within Grand Valley State University.