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The Art program at Alma College includes a wide range of visual disciplines—from the traditional to the newest media. Our students are encouraged to take advantage of the close student-faculty relationships and excellent facilities in the Clack Art Center to design programs suited to their own interests and goals.

Works by Bruce McCombs

Dunkin Donuts by Bruce McCombs, watercolorDunkin Donuts by Bruce McCombs, watercolor


Nash by Bruce McCombs, watercolorNash by Bruce McCombs, watercolor


For Sale by Bruce McCombs, watercolorFor Sale by Bruce McCombs, watercolor


Interior Meyer May House by Bruce McCombs, watercolorInterior Meyer May House by Bruce McCombs, watercolor


Current Events

In the Gallery: 

January 5th - February 5th

Works by

Bruce McCombs

Long-time professor of painting and printmaking at Hope College, McCombs is nationally recognized for his work in Photorealism. In the watercolors on display, he uses vivid detail, sharp lines, and strong colors to depict local urban scenes and interiors. 
Come in from the cold to enjoy this impressive, energetic show!

Closing Reception:

Thursday, February 5th, 7-9pm


Coming in February

Michigan Small Colleges’ Show Jury Results

Hosted by Adrian College (Prospectus for Show)

Students who have submitted works to the 2015 Michigan Small Colleges’ Exhibition can expect to receive the juror’s results by the first week in February.

If your work has been selected for the exhibit, you will not have much time to prepare it for delivery to the Adrian College Gallery.

*Your work will be due in the Clack Lounge by 5pm on Friday, February 20th - the day that Mid-Term Break begins.

To prepare your work for delivery: 

1. Completely fill out the Entry Forms that can be found on the coffee table in the Clack Lounge. Each accepted piece will need two labels - one for the back (or base) of the piece, and one for the exterior of the wrapping.

2. Two-dimensional works must be appropriately matted or mounted (drawings, prints, photos, watercolors, etc.), framed and ready to hang, with picture wires attached. 

3. Three-dimensional works must be carefully packed, with any necessary instructions for installation.

Other Important Dates:

• Exhibition on view:

Tuesday, March 10th until Saturday, March 21st

• Reception and Awards Ceremony:

Saturday, March 21st, 1-3 pm

• Work returned to Campus:

Sunday, March 22nd

See your professor or Carrie Parks-Kirby if you have questions about any of this!