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'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.

Ceramics Class Provides Trip Back to Industrial Revolution

Toby Jugs in Lynne Chytilo's Honors ceramics class, fall 2015.
There is more to Lynne Chytilo's honors ceramics class than meets the eye. "I don't think anywhere in the world is there a class like this," said the Albion College art professor who specializes in ceramics and sculpture. And she may only be partially kidding.

Holocaust Survivor Miriam Brysk Shares Her Story, Art

Miriam Brysk's Scrolls of Remembrance exhibit runs through February 17 in Bobbitt Visual Arts Center's Munro Gallery.
Miriam Brysk hasn’t been an artist all her life. In fact, if it wasn’t for her first career as a scientist, her digitally constructed works portraying old photographs in powerfully poignant ways—combining narrative realism and expressionism—may not have materialized. Even more so, however, her transition from successful professor to successful artist required revisiting and re-embracing her early childhood—in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust. Her exhibition Scrolls of Remembrance runs through February 17 in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center's Munro Gallery.

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