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
Student Farm Opens for Fall Festival
Albion College's Student Farm welcomes the community to its Farm Festival Saturday, Oct. 27, at noon. The farm is located on 29 1/2 Mile Road (Newberg Road) just north of the Erie Street intersection.
The Farm will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon for its new hoop house. Following that will be refreshments, crafts, a bonfire, and farm tours.
The Farm is located at the east side of the College's Whitehouse Nature Center and can also be accessed by parking at the Nature Center and walking down the main trail.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center at 517/629-0582 or Student Farm leader Kaitlyn Pospiech -
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ABC's Bill Blakemore Joins Geoff Cocks for Campus Screening of 'Room 237'
ABC News correspondent Bill Blakemore joins Albion College history professor Geoff Cocks for the Michigan premiere of "Room 237," the new documentary exploring Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic The Shining." Blakemore and Cocks will hold a panel discussion following the Michigan premiere of "Room 237" on Monday, November 19, at 7 p.m. in the Albion College Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.
"Room 237" is a fascinating exploration of the hidden meanings and symbols woven into "The Shining." Five commentators and scholars, with widely different points of views, draw viewers into a maze of meanings actually or allegedly inhabiting the Kubrick film. Their commentary provides narration for an ingenious presentation, including digital manipulation of scenes from "The Shining" and other films.
Blakemore and Cocks are each featured in "Room 237," explaining how aspects of "The Shining" address genocide of Native Americans and European Jews. Cocks, who has written books and taught courses on Kubrick' s films, notes that "a German typewriter, a shirt sporting the number 42, and certain selections of music, all refer to the Nazi Final Solution, the deadliest year of which was 1942. None of this is accidental," said Cocks. "Kubrick was a voracious reader, especially of modern European and German history, and this knowledge--as well as his own Jewish background--deeply influenced his usual meticulous work on this film. The scenes in all of Kubrick's films are filled with information and reference and you can watch them over and over and still find something new."
ABC News correspondent Blakemore has spent more than 35 years covering stories around the globe. His career included reporting on 12 wars, the entire tenure John Paul II's papacy and the fall of the World Trade towers on 9/11. Blakemore's current ABC work focuses on global warming-related issues.
"Rodney Ascher's 'Room 237' is a very clever and entertaining film," Cocks said. "It contains a great deal to delight and inform lovers of cinema in general and fans of Kubrick in particular."
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cocks at 517/629-0390 or
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