Articles by: Milo Lani-Caputo

Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Monday kicked off the Pugh Community Board’s annual SHOUT (Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together) week. The theme of SHOUT week this year is “Art as Politic“. According to the announcement on ColbyNow, “Art has the ability to connect, move, and empower people to imagine, see, and understand the world in different ways. In other words, art is transformational. Art as […]

The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

Last Wednesday, President Greene announced that Sharon Corwin, Director and Chief Curator of the Colby College Museum of Art, will be leaving the College on June 1 to become CEO of the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art. Corwin was first hired by the College in 2002 as Lunder Curator for American Art, and within four years, she had moved […]

The Colby Museum of Art’s newest edition: The Sea in a Jug

The Colby Museum of Art’s newest edition: The Sea in a Jug

Through a partnership with the Welch Collection and Harvard Art Museum, the Colby Museum of Art has put together its newest exhibition: The Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Islamic and Later Indian Art. This exhibit marks an important link between the museum and the College’s curriculum. the exhibit’s faculty partner, Professor Marta Ameri, and students in her […]

Student artist feature: Talking with Tyler Buckeridge

Student artist feature: Talking with Tyler Buckeridge

One of Colby’s greatest assets is its bottomless pool of talented students. Among these students is Tyler Buckeridge, a first-year musician. Buckeridge, a multi-instrumentalist, spoke about his early musical experiences at his Jesuit high school for crowds as large as 2,000. “I would never learn the chords for the church music. I didn’t care at first, so they’d never turn […]

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Patricia Miller: Preserving the Golden Age

Patricia Miller: Preserving the Golden Age

“You’ll never make it as an artist;  be a lawyer instead.”  So the TV cliché father figure would tell this to his son, hoping he’d pursue a more practical line of work. The reality is that there are many jobs that deal with art on a daily basis. Patricia Miller is a shining example. Miller was a fine art major […]

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Student Artist Feature: Samantha Huss`23

Student Artist Feature: Samantha Huss`23

Samantha Huss is a first-year student at Colby, and music plays a big role in her life. Huss says music has been a part of her life since she was in elementary school, when she got in trouble for writing song lyrics on pieces of paper during class. At Bronxville High School in New York, she participated in musical theater, […]

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What’s happening with the Gordon Center?

What’s happening with the Gordon Center?

Colby is in the process of building a hotel in downtown Waterville. The shiny new Athletic Center is set to open in fall of 2020. However, there is another on-campus development which is coming down the line. In three years, the Mary Low parking lot will have been transformed into a brand new campus building: the Gordon Center for Creative […]

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A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

“How do we get there?” Carrie Mae Weems asked the audience in the College’s Given Auditorium. “How do we unpack the difficulty of where we are as a country, as a nation? What are the questions that we need to ask, what are the questions that we need to navigate, what are the things that we need to see, that […]

French rhythms: Dyptik dance performance in Strider

French rhythms: Dyptik dance performance in Strider

“I think if you are a girl, or if you are a boy, or if you are white or if you are black, if you are very tall or very small, if you are very supre, flexe…you can be a good dancer. You just have to find your way. You just have to find how you are in your life […]

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Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

“We Have Standards.” That’s the name Colby Jazz Band Director Eric Thomas chose for the group’s upcoming concert.  “I’m a dad, so I tell dad jokes,” Thomas said in an interview with the Echo. “[The concert is] all standard tunes, or contrafacts . . . ” Contrafacts are musical compositions with unique melodies, written over familiar harmonic structures.According to Thomas, […]