Albion Arts Facebook Groups

Arts News Stream merges Facebook posts from Albion Michigan Arts, Albion College Art Galleries, Schuler Arts in Albion, EastEnd Studio and Gallery, Ken Shenstone Ceramic Studio and Anagama Kiln, and Anne Beyer Ceramics.

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1 day ago

Maggie LaNoue

You are invited to Walk the Beat, Albion 2017, tomorrow Saturday October 21, from 2-6 pm. Twenty five locations, over 40 bands, thousands of dollars in prizes. Here is the map. See them on facebook at www.facebook.com/walkthebeatalbion ... See MoreSee Less

You are invited to Walk the Beat, Albion 2017, tomorrow Saturday October 21, from 2-6 pm.  Twenty five locations, over 40 bands, thousands of dollars in prizes.  Here is the map.  See them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/walkthebeatalbion

2 days ago

John C. Sherwood

~ Halloween-night comedy is in store as “Blithe Spirit” continues at Great Escape ~

MARSHALL – Great Escape Stage Company's production of Noel Coward's classic comedy “Blithe Spirit” will continue its ghostly antics right through the trick-or-treating season.

The play opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and the same time Saturday, Oct. 21. A matinee performance is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. The show will be staged during its second weekend at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 26 through 28, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 – and conclude with a production at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31, which is Halloween evening.

The theater is at 110 E. Michigan Ave.

“We always love to have a show on Halloween night for folks who want something a little different,” said Randy Lake, the theater company's artistic director, who has a leading onstage role in the play.

“Over the years, we've tended to give Halloween special treatment by staging some of the best plays reflecting the strange mood of the season,” Lake said. “This spritely ghost story fits right in.”

“Blithe Spirit” begins when a writer, played by Lake, invites a spirit medium – played by Jennifer Darling of Marshall – to his house for a séance. The medium accidentally produces the spirit of the writer's temperamental first wife, Elvira, played by Kelly VanRyswyk of Battle Creek.

The ghost refuses to leave, complicating life for the novelist and his insecure second wife, Ruth, played by Kim Forde of Marshall. The cast includes Georgia Marsh and Mike Kinter of Marshall as the novelist's friends, and Kasey Worst of Coldwater as a maid.

The play will be followed on Saturday, Nov. 4, by “The Spirits of Magic,” featuring four members of Neil Foster Ring No. 89 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The show will be presented twice that day, at 2 and 8 p.m.

More information is available at GreatEscapeStageCompany.com or by calling (269) 781-2700. A request to be placed on the company's email list may be sent to GESCmarshall@gmail.com.

IN THE PHOTO: From left, Kim Forde as Ruth Condomine and Jennifer Darling as Madame Arcati perform a scene from Noel Coward's “Blithe Spirit.” The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21, as well as Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 26-28, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, as well as 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
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2 days ago

EastEnd Studio & Gallery

It's been nearly 100 years since the stairs of Wagner's Block felt the foot traffic of eager dancer and the ballroom their choreographed steps. And looking even further back into its history, since the Knights of Modern Woodman gathered on its worn floor.

In light of this rich past, we feel there is no better occasion than Mondays Eastend "Renovation Celebration" Open House to: take a brief trip up those same stairs and into the ballroom, share what is soon to come upon completion of our last phase of renovation, and fill the historic space with the beautiful art and sound of Northfield Mandolins instruments. We're confident the Knights would agree, and the dancers...twirl away into the night. We hope to see you Monday, and we hope you will be part of this next great phase of Eastend's history!

#ChooseMarshall #PureMichigan Choose Marshall, Michigan
Photo Cred: Warner Ball
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Its been nearly 100 years since the stairs of Wagners Block felt the foot traffic of eager dancer and the ballroom their choreographed steps. And looking even further back into its history, since the Knights of Modern Woodman gathered on its worn floor.

In light of this rich past, we feel there is no better occasion than Mondays Eastend Renovation Celebration Open House to: take a brief trip up those same stairs and into the ballroom, share what is soon to come upon completion of our last phase of renovation, and fill the historic space with the beautiful art and sound of Northfield Mandolins instruments. Were confident the Knights would agree, and the dancers...twirl away into the night. We hope to see you Monday, and we hope you will be part of this next great phase of Eastends history!

#ChooseMarshall #PureMichigan Choose Marshall, Michigan
Photo Cred: Warner Ball

2 days ago

James Leo Oliver

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5 days ago

EastEnd Studio & Gallery

Come see all our fabulous guest artists! Oct 23.Mayor Jack "da Vinci" Reed gives the beautiful #MonaLisa a local Choose Marshall, Michigan touch.

To add to the fun at next Monday's An Eastend "Renovation Celebration" Open House, we have invited 10 daring Marshallites to take to the canvas and recreate famous masterpieces by the likes of #JacksonPollock, #WassilyKandinsky, #JoanMiro, #PaulKlee and more. To ensure they are up for the challenge, we had each over to our new classroom space for a test run. Their brush strokes were fluid, paint splatters rich, and authenticity, well, surprising. Come watch each work of art unfold during the open house, sip some wine, and enjoy the beautiful space and environment of Eastend!
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Come see all our fabulous guest artists!  Oct 23.

1 week ago

Jack Butler

Hi Ken! Looking forward to seeing the studio, I've heard about it for years. Michigan Mud 2017 is here tomorrow! Randall says hi too (and may try to crash the party!) ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Phillip Collier

Hello!!!! Look forward to seeing you all week after next!!!! Saw Mike Winchell at the Fall Festival, he said to stop by!!!!! You might remember the story of my brother crashing though the front of Mrs Zelenski's house in the 70's!!!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Ken Shenstone Ceramic Studio & Albion Anagama

So... I haven't posted in forever because a lot has been going on. I've been to two weddings (thank you Shawn, Bradley, Henry, and Virginia) and two firings. So, a story. Sometime in May I fired my catenary. The firing kind of bothered me because we burned 8 face cords of wood and i couldn't get the kiln past cone 8. Very shortly thereafter I went north to fire Jeff Cline's kiln which was a rather magical experience. An awesome crew and as far as I could tell a very well executed firing, food included. ( Let's disregard for a moment Jeff's report that he was not that happy with the results. "sucks" for him means something shy of perfect.)
So during the course of that whole bit I realized that we had burned something like 12 face cords of wood to fire Jeff's , what?, 250 cubic foot kiln? So I drove back south and promptly destroyed my nobo. And now I'm building a new kiln. I have spent much of the last week pouring foundations for it and tonight I began laying brick. Quite a joy to be doing this again after a decade. This new kiln will be a little thumper of an anagama, 11 feet long but 9 feet wide. Shaped like a turnip or the legendary Manglewurzle. I will post pictures as construction gets going. Anyone who wants to come play should do so soon. It has begun...
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So... I havent posted in forever because a lot has been going on. Ive been to two weddings (thank you Shawn, Bradley, Henry, and Virginia) and two firings. So, a story. Sometime in May I fired my catenary. The firing kind of  bothered me because we burned 8 face cords of wood and i couldnt get the kiln past cone 8. Very shortly thereafter I went north to fire Jeff Clines kiln which was a rather magical experience. An awesome crew and as far as I could tell a very well executed firing, food included. ( Lets disregard for a moment Jeffs report that he was not that happy with the results. sucks for him means something shy of perfect.) 
So during the course of that whole bit I realized that we had burned something like 12 face cords of wood to fire Jeffs , what?, 250 cubic foot kiln?    So I drove back south and promptly destroyed my nobo. And now Im building a new kiln. I have spent much of the last week pouring foundations for it and tonight I began laying brick. Quite a joy to be doing this again after a decade. This new kiln will be a little thumper of an anagama, 11 feet long but 9 feet wide. Shaped like a turnip or the legendary Manglewurzle. I will post pictures as construction gets going. Anyone who wants to come play should do so soon. It has begun...

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Not the Manglewurzle !

Sidney Patton Paradine...... let's go!

Yay Ken!

Can't wait to see it!

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8 months ago

Bethany Senk

Had a blast pendant making with you all this afternoon! Great to see you, and thank you again for having us. ☺ ... See MoreSee Less

Had a blast pendant making with you all this afternoon! Great to see you, and thank you again for having us. ☺

10 months ago

Schuler Arts

Hope to see you the Art Connect Finale Exhibition at the Art Center of Battle Creek.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5th—5:00-7:00 PM.
Where: Art Center of Battle Creek—265 E Emmitt St. Battle Creek
Viewing Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 PM to 5 PM and Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM. Exhibit Closes: Saturday, January 28th

Details:
The Art Center of Battle Creek will host the culminating event of the recent Art Connect Project. Seven participating artists represent a wide spectrum of art-making practices and mediums and include the work of Craig Bishop, Sabine LeDieu, Maureen Reed, Nobel Schuler, Bobbie Van Eck, Jerome Washington, Pete Williams. Art Center Executive Director, Linda Holderbau, hails the display as “a powerfully expressive presentation and a sensational launch of the 2017 exhibition schedule”.

The Art Connect Project’s aim has been to embrace and enhance the relationship between art and recreation, engage and connect Calhoun County residents and artists and promote the arts to children, teens, adults and families. In addition to free classes and displays the Art Connect Project provided studio work space at Schuler Arts for several Albion visual artists for professional and creative development. The project was funded through the Battle Creek Community Foundation and was a collaboration of the City of Albion Recreation Department, Schuler Arts Creativity Retreat Center and the Art Center of Battle Creek.

Picture Caption: Art Center Executive Director, Linda Holderbau and Art Connect Coordinator, Nobel Schuler put some of the finishing touches on the displays.
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Hope to see you the Art Connect Finale Exhibition at the Art Center of Battle Creek.  

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5th—5:00-7:00 PM.
Where: Art Center of Battle Creek—265 E Emmitt St. Battle Creek
Viewing Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 PM to 5 PM and Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM. Exhibit Closes: Saturday, January 28th

Details:
The Art Center of Battle Creek will host the culminating event of the recent Art Connect Project. Seven participating artists represent a wide spectrum of art-making practices and mediums and include the work of Craig Bishop, Sabine LeDieu, Maureen Reed, Nobel Schuler, Bobbie Van Eck, Jerome Washington, Pete Williams.  Art Center Executive Director, Linda Holderbau, hails the display as “a powerfully expressive presentation and a sensational launch of the 2017 exhibition schedule”.

The Art Connect Project’s aim has been to embrace and enhance the relationship between art and recreation, engage and connect Calhoun County residents and artists and promote the arts to children, teens, adults and families. In addition to free classes and displays the Art Connect Project provided studio work space at Schuler Arts for several Albion visual artists for professional and creative development. The project was funded through the Battle Creek Community Foundation and was a collaboration of the City of Albion Recreation Department, Schuler Arts Creativity Retreat Center and the Art Center of Battle Creek.

Picture Caption: Art Center Executive Director, Linda Holderbau and Art Connect Coordinator, Nobel Schuler put some of the finishing touches on the displays.

1 years ago

Anne K. Beyer Ceramics

ANNE'S LAST POTTERY SALE:

Saturday, August 6th: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 7th: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of moving to Bloomington because I am starting my MFA program in the Fall at Indiana University. This weekend will be my final sale at Albion Anagama. I am hoping to sell as much as I can to cut down on how much inventory I have to move and to make a little cash to help with the moving costs.

Hope to see you at the shop,
Anne
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1 years ago

Anne K. Beyer Ceramics

I am moving to Bloomington to get my MFA at IU in the Fall. Pass this along to anyone who is looking for more wood fire experience and the opportunity to work with Ken Shenstone.Hello All. Anne Beyer is going to Indiana University to get her MFA in the fall and so we are looking for a new Resident Artist to take her place. Please pass this along to anyone who would be qualified to apply! ... See MoreSee Less

I am moving to Bloomington to get my MFA at IU in the Fall. Pass this along to anyone who is looking for more wood fire experience and the opportunity to work with Ken Shenstone.

1 years ago

Anne K. Beyer Ceramics

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3 years ago

Limited Edition - A Space for Young Artists, Writers & Makers

Opportunity for Artists!
Call for Submissions:
Please send up to 5 work samples, a description of your work/bio, or how you'd like to be involved with Limited Edition to limitededitionpetoskey@gmail.com
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Opportunity for Artists!
Call for Submissions:
Please send up to 5 work samples, a description of your work/bio, or how youd like to be involved with Limited Edition to limitededitionpetoskey@gmail.com
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