City of Colour explores emotions

City and Colour recently debuted his fifth studio album, If I Should Go Before You. This album starts with ambient foot pedaling and leads you on a journey into the world of bluesy chords, soul-resonating lyrics and classic stories of love and loss. The first song, “Woman,” reminds me of Song of Solomon or Psalms more »

#Snapshots: My Instagram Life on display

  Social media is a relatively new form of media, but that is not stopping John Vander Stelt, ‘68, from using the media for art. Now the hashtag has shown up in an art gallery. Vander Stelt is focusing on Instagram specifically for his art exhibit now on display at the Korver Visual Arts Center. more »

Artist completes downtown tulip mural

Northwestern alum Mark Alsum used his artistic skills this summer to paint a new mural. The Orange City Arts Council commissioned the mural, which lies between Central Avenue and Albany Avenue and features the bright colors of outlined tulips between trees and blue sky. It is a brilliant reflection of the culture of Orange City, more »

Coffee, music, and community

The Old Factory has acquired a grant for music recording equipment in hopes of turning the business’s upstairs room into a music session the business wants to host once every month called “Live at The Old Factory.” The first show was two weeks ago on Aug. 29 and displayed the musical talent of Josh Davis, more »

Anberlin record: Lowborn and rockin’

The release of Anberlin’s newest and final album Lowborn brought a gambit of emotions lyrical and stylistic, which has come to be expected from every Anberlin album. Lowborn traversed existentialism in “We Are Destroyer” with the lyrical phrase, “Take our time for granted, entitled in this life. Entertain us now; we’re owed everything in sight.” more »