Hilltop Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” web page and archives. Each week at this site, we'll feature a photo that depicts some aspect of life on the Hilltop campus, along with brief information about what is taking place in the Photo of the Week.
The college welcomes submissions to be considered for the Hilltop Photo of the Week. Scanned or digital photos can be e-mailed to the Office of Communications at email@example.com, or photographic prints may be sent through campus mail to Box 549004. Please limit photo submissions to those that depict some aspect of the BSC experience, and be sure to identify what is taking place in the photo, along with location and people involved.
View the Photo of the Week archive here.
Thought-provoking sculpture—James Neel, assistant professor of art and director of the Durbin Gallery at Birmingham-Southern, recently returned to campus from sabbatical leave where he completed a competitive artist residency through the Kohler Arts/Industry program. Neel won the residency with his proposal to create a sculpture installation entitled “Babel,” comprised of 50 life-size chimpanzee soldiers made of slip cast porcelain. For 11 weeks, he worked on his sculpture project in the John Michael Kohler pottery factory in Sheboygan, Wis. A recent Birmingham magazine article gave this review, “Neel's sculpture work references ancient civilization, evolution, religion, current politics and political history, family relationships—the list and layers seem to be never ending—to present his ideas that, as he puts it, ‘We're just slow learners as a species.'” Neel is a 1971 graduate of BSC.
Photo courtesy of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center