Stob Lecture Series: The Arts as Transcendent

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Stob Lecture Series

Stob Lectures are funded by the Henry J. Stob Endowment and are administered by a committee including
the presidents of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
these lectures are free and open to public. Please join us in the Calvin College Chapel.

Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Calvin College Chapel
1835 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Jeremy Begbie, Duke Divinity School
Jeremy Begbie is the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology at Duke Divinity School, Senior
Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and Affiliated Director in the Faculty of Music at the University
of Cambridge.


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Design Competition for Spoelhof Entrance

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Dialogue Deadline Approaching

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BFA Program

Attention all Art Majors:
Are you interested in applying to the BFA program? There will be a meeting held on Thursday, October 16, at noon in SC125. All potential applicants MUST attend this meeting! The meeting will provide you with information and application instructions.
For any further questions, please contact Professor Wolpa
office: SC104B email:

Important future dates:
October 20 (Monday) forms are due at noon
October 24 (Friday) portfolios are due at 11 AM

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ArtPrize Highlights

As ArtPrize is wrapping up and voting closes, take one last look at some of the top picks. Calvin’s art department and its alums has its share in the spotlight; a list below has been compiled of the successes.

Popular Vote
Adam Bock was voted into the top 25 in the 2D category as of Saturday night.

Rick Beerhost was voted into the top 25 in the Installation category as of Saturday night.

Ryan Spencer Reed was voted into the top 20 in the Installation Category, making him a finalist for the Grand Prize.

Nicholas Kroeze (Calvin alum) is part of the team who created The Pond, voted into the top 20 in the 3-d Category, making him a finalist for the Grand Prize.

Carol Roeda was voted into the top 20 in the Time-Based Category, making her a finalist for the Grand Prize.
(see all Grand Prize finalists here

Juried Awards
Debra VanPoolen was shortlisted for the 2-d Juried Award, making her eligible for the $20,000 2D award, and the Juried Grand Prize.

Detroit Free Press article
(106) Gallery was selected as Best Venue by Detroit Free Press critic Mark Stryker. Big congratulations to Joel Zwart and Sara Bakker for this!

The Rapidian
A short article was written by one of our very own, Lisa VanArragon, for the Rapidian about art and war. It includes a reference to Reed’s installation as well as a project called Fashion Has Heart that links veterans with designers. One of the designers is Calvin alum Joy’l Bowman Verheul.

Tim Lowly Programming
A very successful and inspiring lecture and panel with Tim Lowly held at Calvin College.

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Art Department 50 Year Anniversary

Calvin College’s art department is celebrating fifty years! Look around campus to find the Fifty Years of Light logo. Join in the celebration of the department at the Faculty Exhibition Reception held on October 17.

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Literacy Gallery

The Department of Art and Art History invite you and your students to experience the LITERACY GALLERY in room 100, basement level of the Spoelhof Center. This exhibition is a combination of artwork from elementary students in the Grand Rapids Public Schools system and from college students. The Grand Rapids Art Museum has graciously loaned us the work that they have exhibited as part of their program called: LANGUAGE ARTISTS: THE ART AND LITERACY CONNECTION.Elementary students visit the GRAM to study several pieces of artwork and then in turn create their own artwork based on their study. The students then write a short composition to compare and contrast as well as a longer narrative about their piece.
Come see the lovely results! Any one interested in literacy of all kinds including the visual and interested in children will enjoy this exhibition. The Gallery will be open until October 13.

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