Creatures of the Sea


For thousands of years, artists have been fascinated by the flora and fauna of the sea. This exhibit features works inspired by both mythic creatures and real-life wonders adapted to a life underwater. Artists include students in the Visual and Media Arts Department as well as those from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the university-wide initiative Making Waves. Please see  for more information.

Thanks go to Erin Eastham and Melissa Thompson of West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, Katalin Zaszlavik, Renee Zettle-Sterling, B Symons, Vinicius Lima, and all the artists from Grand Valley State University and West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science!


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About GVSU's Making Waves Initiative

Making Waves about Water is a University initiative to create collaboration across campus among students, faculty, and staff, as well as with the community. The goal of the Initiative  is to explore and investigate the many ways that water touches our lives, from being a life-force to defining GVSU in relation to the Grand River and Lake Michigan. The Initiative has the potential to clearly define GVSU: an institution providing a relevant, contemporary liberal education where theory is integrated with practice to prepare students for the challenges of our world.

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