Department News

Sculptor Middlebrook, '66, Celebrates Monumental Year

David Middlebrook, '66
David Middlebrook, '66, is in the midst of a monumental year. The Los Gatos, Calif., sculptor was selected to participate in the prestigious Venice Biennale, running through November; his work is being featured in an exhibit as San Jose State University's Department of Art and Art History celebrates its 100th anniversary; and he has been selected for induction into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame in October.

Art Students Hold Spring Pottery Sale

Handmade pottery and sculptural objects are on sale as Albion College’s advanced ceramics students host their annual Spring Student Pottery Sale, scheduled for Thursday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College’s Kellogg Center.

For more information, contact the Albion College Art and Art History Department at 517/629-0246 or .

Sculpture Exhibit Offers 'Disintegrated Growth Analysis'

Reported by Johanna Schulte, '15

Casey McGuire, an artist specializing in exhilarating sculptural pieces will have an exhibit at Albion College open from Saturday, October 27 through Friday, December 7. The exhibition is titled Disintegrated Growth Analysis.

The daughter of a taxidermist and decoy carver, McGuire was introduced to object making at a young age. McGuire received her BFA cum laude in Studio Arts from Alfred University; she received her MFA in 2007 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In May of 2009 she was a full fellowship resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. In 2010 she had solo exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Recently she was featured in the October 2009 issue of Sculpture Magazine. She currently is an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia, Carrollton.

The Munro Gallery is located on the first floor of the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, which is open from Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The galleries are not open on Sundays, or during campus breaks or holidays. For more information, contact department secretary Jessica Merrild at or 517/629-0246.

Nwe, '13, Receives Statewide Ceramics Award

Soe Yu Nwe in the Albion College ceramics studio.Art major Soe Yu "Joy" Nwe, '13, adds to her string of undergraduate achievements with the Michigan Ceramic Art Association's 2012 Scholarship Award. The statewide competition, intended to encourage serious students of ceramics, included a $1,000 prize.

"I thought maybe I was the only one who applied," Nwe said modestly of her reaction to the news. "But this definitely gives me confidence in applying to graduate school."

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