Articles by: Jacqueline Betz

Looking back on Arts@CLAS

Today, all of Colby will be wrapped up in posters and presentations for the all-day academic experience of the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS). But this event had a preview event the night before, with performances spread through the Bixler building and the Colby Museum starting at 6 p.m. yesterday. Like CLAS, Arts@CLAS is designed to give students a chance […]

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit  celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

The Colby Museum of Art welcomed the pioneering exhibit No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki for an expansive four-month stay, filling the floors of both the lower and upper galleries with bursts of color and diaphanous shapes. While this exhibit has been open to the public since February, the Colby Museum put together an event this past Thursday to celebrate the exhibit’s […]

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: the show I can’t talk about

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit takes significant lengths to ensure that all of its content is, almost frighteningly, unknown. Usually, when you see a play, you have a general idea of what it is about. Maybe you looked it up, maybe you heard about it through the grapevine, maybe your friend told you about it while trying to convince you to […]

BMR spring show closes with humor and farewells for seniors

BMR spring show closes with humor and farewells for seniors

shows and concerts, you might have caught a jazzy rhythm and a lot of laughter bursting out of Page Commons. This weekend, the Colby student theater group Broadway Musical Revue (BMR) sang and danced their final show of the year.  An energetic spectacle filled with humor, sequins, and some touching moments for seniors, BMR never fails to entertain. Despite being […]

Colby orchestra mixes innovation with tradition in season opener

Colby orchestra mixes innovation with tradition in season opener

This weekend, the Colby Symphony Orchestra (CSO) opened their spring season with a diverse and exciting program filled with virtuosity, passion, and technology.  Despite the wintry weather—with the highs for the day only reaching single digits—Lorimer Chapel was packed with a full audience for the Saturday night concert. Led by conductor Jinwook Park, the CSO brought energy and refinement to […]

Kathryn Butler ’17 discusses original Senior Dance Honors Thesis

Colby’s Spring Dance Concert this weekend will feature an inventive performance of new choreography and dazzling multimedia. Billed as The Opulence of Integrity, it showcases work by guest artist Christal Brown and student Kathryn Butler ’17. Brown’s piece, a work inspired by boxer Muhammad Ali, uses varied media to “explore the struggle for identity for men of color in the […]

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

This weekend, the internationally acclaimed violinist Mari Kimura came to Colby, demonstrating her unique brand of avant-garde music with skill and showmanship. Kimura’s visit to Colby was an exciting opportunity for the community to see a new take on classical music from a notable source at the forefront of the subject. One of the world’s leading innovators in music technology […]

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

The daring and original play Stop Kiss opened at Colby this weekend, showcasing an original plot and heartfelt acting. Produced by Colby’s student-run theater group Powder and Wig, Stop Kiss features an intimate cast led by Chelsea Regan ’17 and Kaylee Pomelow ’19, and directed by Kelsey Book ’18. Stop Kiss is the story of two New York women who […]

Colby Museum shows off new exhibits in Open House

Colby Museum shows off new exhibits in Open House

Last Thursday evening, the Colby College Museum of Art invited Colby students, faculty, and members of the greater community to a lively—and snowy—Spring Open House. The Museum organized several hours of activities as part of a celebration of their new exhibitions, all geared towards welcoming new art enthusiasts and reintroducing past museum-goers to new exhibits. The unrelenting snowfall that day […]

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Colby Symphony Orchestra concludes concert season with wintry finale

Colby Symphony Orchestra concludes concert season with wintry finale

The Colby Symphony Orchestra finished its fall season this weekend with a stunning program of wintry fantasy. A fitting theme for a Colby ensemble at this time of year, the concert took the audience on a journey through the music of northern composers, from Norway to Russia.  Despite the snow that threatened to fall earlier in the day, Lorimer Chapel […]

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