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Athena Balcoff, '18, Builds Art Project on Bee Colony Collapse

Athena Balcoff, '18
Students learn a lot of interesting things while doing research, and Athena Balcoff, '18, is no exception. "I found out you can order dead bees online," she says. "I'm not really sure what other people use them for, but I wanted to use them for my art."

'I'm Just Michael': Issues of Identity Drive Dixon's Art

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Michael Dixon, associate professor and chair of art and art history, has drawn from personal experience to create the kind of art he wants, and needs, to create. His recent residency at the prestigious Yaddo retreat in upstate New York allowed him to explore his work in an even deeper way.

'Modern American Prints' Showcases Treasures in Albion Collection

cover of Modern American Prints from the Albion College Collection
Modern American Prints from the Albion College Collection is the latest in a series of books created from the History of Prints course developed by Art and Art History Department professors Bille Wickre and Anne McCauley. The pair, along with Jason Martin, '12, edited the book, which was released earlier this fall.

Anagama Kiln Still Fires Imagination of Shenstone, '84

Ken Shenstone, Albion College Class of 1984
This week, a small group of friends will raise a glass in celebration and anticipation. Then Ken Shenstone, '84, will take a wooden match from a 25-year-old box of matches and light a pile of wood that will bring a unique kiln to life. Then the fiery beast, 960 cubic feet in all, made up of more than 7,000 bricks and fed for the next 10 days by a nonstop supply of wood, will heat to over 2,400 degrees and eventually create the kind of ceramics you just can't find anywhere.

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