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Local band produces album 'Pass it On'

Local band produces album 'Pass it On'


By SHELBY PENDOWSKI Published 01/25/15 8:18pm

It has been three years since The Outer Vibe released music, and on Jan. 30 they will release an EP of their new music at the Intersection. 


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GV mourns loss of impactful artist

GV mourns loss of impactful artist

Throughout the entire GVSU campus, there are approximately 550 pieces of art by Cyril Lixenberg. On Jan. 11, Lixenberg passed away at the age of 82 years old.

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Holland art center hosts GV ArtPrize piece

Holland art center hosts GV ArtPrize piece

Inspired by local Grand Rapids youth and children around the world, a team of artists from Grand Valley State University collaborated to create an animated film for ArtPrize 2015 entitled “Animation Collaboration.”

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Long-time GV art professor to retire in April

Long-time GV art professor to retire in April

The Grand Valley State University Art Gallery echoed with the chatter of students, community members and faculty as they viewed the array of work by art and design professor Ed Wong-Linda. After almost 20 years of teaching at GVSU, Wong-Linda will bid the university adieu when he retires following the commencement of the 2015 winter semester.

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GVSU students coproduce an aesthetic exhibit

GVSU students coproduce an aesthetic exhibit

Each year, students at Grand Valley State University who are enrolled in the curatorial studio course come together to host different art exhibits. The curatorial studio course is open to all students no matter their major.

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Harmonizing as individuals and as a community

Harmonizing as individuals and as a community

For the past five years, the Grand Valley State University chapter of SAI Mu Alpha has hosted A Cappell-Off. A Cappell-Off is a competition that brings a cappella groups from around the Midwest to compete for titles such as best overall group, best male group, best mixed group and best female group. This year, not only will groups from four different states compete, but also all four of GVSU’s a cappella groups will go head to head.

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GVSU alumna’s photography transports China to Grand Rapids

GVSU alumna’s photography transports China to Grand Rapids

Megan Lendman's sense of adventure, creativity and desire to find out what it means to be human led her to create an exhibit called "China: The Life of a Civilian." The exhibit will be on display at the Blue Wall Gallery in the Grand Valley State University Richard M. DeVos Center from Jan. 5 to April 25.

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Local film stars GV talent

Local film stars GV talent

In 2009, 228 people boarded Air France flight 447 in Rio de Janeiro to make a routine flight to Paris, but the passengers and flight crew never reached their final destination. The Air France flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean.

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From the ground up

From the ground up

For some time, Renee Zettle-Sterling, associate professor of art and design and president of Society of North American Goldsmiths, has been interested in geology – curious as to the science behind the stones that she and her Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing students use in their pieces.

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