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Arts ENCORE

Artistic Alchemy

Writers and artists contribute to unique collaboration by

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A collaborative project involving more than 50 area artists and

writers that has been over a year in the making debuts to the public this month. Alchemy: An Artists + Writers Initiative brought writers and visual artists together to explore the theme of alchemy in their own creative work, supported by discussions, workshops and other group activities.

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The results will be presented in a variety of forms and venues, including an exhibition at Western Michigan University’s Richmond Center for Visual Arts Feb. 16-May 26 and several poetry readings. The initiative has also published a companion book of art and writing as well as a series of broadside prints featuring the work of one poet and one artist.