Perpetual Order--Featuring the Art of Margaret Vega


5:30 pm--Wine and Cheese Reception--Meet Margaret--View Art.
6:15 pm-- Panel discussion: Marks We Leave: Angels, Dinergy, and our Relationship with Perpetual Order.


$10 adults - $5 students

Registration is required for this event. Please register online or contact Nick Porter at or call 616.454.3080 for more information.

Event Date: 
April 24, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Mark Murray Auditorium - Acton Institute

98 E Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Metered street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots nearby.

Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.

“The haunting beauty of stone angels has captivated me in many parts of the world for over thirty years.  It is a reminder of our need to leave behind marks of our evanescent journey, of our place, in an effort to orchestrate even the unknown.  This phenomenon, this need for perpetual order, often appears in direct conflict with natural order.  My interest lies not in this conflict, but in the poetry of this observation.”—Margaret Vega

Come see the art of Margaret Vega, meet the artist, and be a part of the discussion on "Marks We Leave: Angels, Dinergy, and our Relationship with Perpetual Order" at the Acton Institute on April 24!

Margaret Vega teaches undergraduate and graduate painting and drawing at Kendall College of Art and Design, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has also taught at Academia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy and Grand Valley State University. Major exhibitions include:

  • Angelus Novus International Exhibition, Perugia, Italy
  • Bridging Continents 14 American Artists in Germany, exhibits in: Munich, Frankfurter, Stuttgart, and Cologne
  • Voices of the Children: one woman exhibition, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Landscape, Volid Gallery, Chicago
  • Group shows at Lydon Gallery, Chicago; Allen Gallery, San Francisco; and LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids

Her work is in private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Awards include: Michigan Council for the Arts Grant; Y.W.C.A. Tribute Award for outstanding contribution in visual arts; and Legacy 2003: Women's History Month Award. Her exhibitions have been shown in the national publications, Art News and Art in America. She is also listed in the Art Index of American Painters.

View Margaret's work at

Panelists for the evening include Margaret Vega, Dr. Luis Tomatis, Prof. Diane Zeeuw, Samuel W. Granger and Acton Institute's Dylan Pahman.

For more information about this event, please conact Nick Porter at or call 616.454.3080.