Feb. 22, 2018

Access Arts Executive Director Chris Sharp examines a sample of ceramic glaze combinations on Saturday in the studio. Ceramics is the studio’s most popular program, which teaches techniques ranging from throwing to sculpting.

Ceramic works made by young students at Access Arts hang on a wall in one of their studios. The campus includes three buildings that house departments for ceramics, digital photography and other arts.

Fourteen-year-old Kit Webster smoothes a bone-dry plate ready to be fired in the kiln under the instruction of volunteer Mary Potzmann on Saturday. Volunteers make up most of the teaching staff at Access Arts.

Ten-year-old Access Arts student Elliot McGlew shapes a pot, one of the many pieces he made on Saturday at the studio. Ceramics is his favorite part of any day at the studio.

The Makeshift Gentlemen are the kind of guys who would treat you to a fancy dinner, a play and a reading of a Jane Austen novel.

Columbia resident Bill Lautenschlager votes electronically as campaign worker Jeff Legg explains how to use the system on Tuesday at Memorial Union. Students and Boone County residents voted at Memorial Union on Tuesday.

Michael Eric Dyson, a best-selling author and scholar, gives the Black Studies program's keynote speech to celebrate Black History Month in Jesse Auditorium on Thursday. Dyson, known as 'the Hip-Hop Intellectual,' addressed racial stereotypes and injustices in society.

Students file through Memorial Union to vote in the primary election Tuesday. Boone County was the last Missouri precinct to report results and clinched presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill. victory in the state.

Senior Matt Begemann watches Super Tuesday results on the news at The Heidelberg. Watch parties for presidential candidates were held at many locations around Columbia.

A bicycle lies near Lowry Mall. If a bike is stolen, students are advised to file a larceny report with the MU Police Department.

Stadium Boulevard leads to a construction zone just past U.S. 63. Federal money has been earmarked to expand Stadium to intersect with Interstate 70.

Columbia residents Justin Hall and Michelle Grant-Neese smoke in November outside Lakota Coffee Co. Local business owners who have had to shut down are attributing their closures to loss of business due to the smoking ban.

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks on behalf of her mother Monday at Memorial Union as an audience member raises her hand for a question. Clinton said she is trying to make her mother's campaign "more accessible" to students.

Read about Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, Blur, Gorillaz & Other Fables.

MU graduate Jack Smith and guest Dan Deechenes examine wine for sale during the silent auction Saturday night at the 2008 Ag Unlimited Banquet and Auction held in the Holiday Inn Executive Center. Money raised through the auction will be used for scholarships and activities for students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

Columbia residents Diane Johnson and Bruce Koetting examine small paintings at Spare Parts Gallery during this week's Artrageous Friday.

KOPN/89.5 general manager David Owens rearranges his art display during this week's Artrageous Friday at the radio station. The piece is a publication he printed with his friends in 1976.

Columbia resident Kate Weir rolls a ball of yarn in her hand Friday, compressing it in a process known as 'felting.' Feltmaker Ruth Walker taught Weir the process at Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

Columbia resident Michael Marcum constructs a tree out of wire hangers for the True/False Film Fest during this week's Artrageous Friday at Makes Scents Candles. Marcum says that friends, acquaintances and complete strangers often give him coat hangers after hearing about his craft.

Nine-year-old Shannon Keys and her father Marc Keys cut out paper snowflakes at Orr Street Studios Friday. Orr Street Studios was one of several establishments hosting special events Friday to showcase Columbia's local artists and art programs.