Albion Community Mural

Unveiling Party

August 12, 2007

Photos by Tom Steele


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Tony Hendrick
of Grand Ledge
Lead Artist

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It was a beautiful day
after all

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Canduace Cloy, of Albion Volunteer Center
points out how everyone there
was represented in the mural

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red balloons were let free

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Citizens Bank allowed use
of their wall for the project

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Members of the band
Crimson Blue performed

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Kathy Eftekhari of Arts & Industry Council

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Some visitors found their image

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Kate Segal, County Chairwoman

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Mural designer & project coordinator Maggie LaNoue
speaks with Ruby Davis

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Maggie LaNoue welcomes the audience

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Mayor Bill Wheaton of Albion speaks

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The mural is reviewed by the audience

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The audience sees stories of Albion in the mural

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Pastor John Sterner of the
First Presbyterian Church of Albion
(the agent for the project)
blesses the mural before it is unveiled.

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Speakers at the event included Tony Hendrick,
Kathy Eftekhari, Mayor Bill Wheaton,
Albion College President Donna Randall,
County Chairwoman Kate Segal, Pastor John Sterner
Superintendent of Albion Schools Fred Clarke.

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Fred Clarke speaks about Albion Youth

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The mural is unveiled with a drum roll to add excitement.

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All of the helpers for the unveiling also
helped to paint the mural including twins
Jack and George McClure of Albion.

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The mural is a colorful addition to downtown Albion.
President

President Donna Randall of Albion College
spoke about the forks of the Kalamazoo River
in downtown Albion being a fitting metaphor for
Albion's diversity, with the divergent paths from the same source.
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A detail of the finished mural, showing
the second panel, as winter turns to spring.
Look for all the panels here soon, with history and
links to all subjects depicted in the mural.
We also will have a brochure available later
with a legend of the details of the Albion
Community Mural, "Crossing the River."


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