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In 2019, Canisius College community members donated plastic lids to create artworks inspired by the work of Mary Ellen Croteau. In spring 2020, we completed the work during a Makerspace event and FAH273 Field Excursion: Connections between Museum and Zoo Exhibitry Practices.

Thank you to all of our donors and the following artists: Roni Laport,’21, Nicole Maley ’20, Julienne Ngombilekeuneu ’21, Hunter Wood ’22, Matt Ryley ’20, Jillian Smith ’21, ABEC Professor  Sue Margulis, Celine Kawalek ’21, Ian Holway ‘21, Ashleigh Pagano ’20, Professor of Art History Yvonne Widenor, Miranda Malvaso ’21, Carrie Smith ’20,  Library Director Kris Kasbohm, Sara Ruszczyk ’20 and Sage Pollack ’21.

We also recognize Mary Ellen Croteau for her inspiration and advice as the artworks are now installed in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. Please visit them and enjoy! We have plenty of supplies to create more pieces. Stay tuned for future Makerspace events.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department