Articles by: Terry O'Connor

The psychology of Art: Sitting down with Katie Southworth ’16

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. Over the course of the next several months, the Echo will feature profiles of the senior artists, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]

Expansive Robert Adams exhibit featured at Museum

Expansive Robert Adams exhibit featured at Museum

Having first debuted at the Colby Museum’s Winter Open House on February 11, “Turning Back” is an expansive exhibition that is currently on display until June 5. The collection features the work of acclaimed photographer Robert Adams, and consists of 164 photographs accompanied by excerpts of the photographer’s personal writing. Spanning both the Lower and Upper Jetté Galleries, the series […]

Sitting down with Powder and Wig President, Katherine Kibler ’16

With years of experience under her belt, a passion for theater, and a crop of new talent from this year’s freshman class, the president of student run theater group Powder and Wig Katherine Kibler ’16 is prepared for anything. This week, she sat down with The Colby Echo to discuss her role in the student theater club and their plans […]

Working with contemporary artist Peter Soriano

As a studio art major, I get access to a lot of amazing opportunities through the art department, the Museum, and the faculty and staff that run them. Often, there will be a professional artist who will come to the studio, give a talk, and provide my fellow students and me with personalized critiques. We will sometimes be invited to […]

Anonymous artist populates campus with strange clay figures

For those who have been on campus this semester, you may have noticed a number of roughly half-inch-tall colored clay figurines hidden in odd places. Some might be found on a bookshelf, others on top of a picture frame, and some even dangling from doorways. These are the mysterious works of an artistic vigilante of sorts; like a crochet bomber […]

Anonymous artist populates campus with strange clay figures

For those who have been on campus this semester, you may have noticed a number of roughly half-inch-tall colored clay figurines hidden in odd places. Some might be found on a bookshelf, others on top of a picture frame, and some even dangling from doorways. These are the mysterious works of an artistic vigilante of sorts; like a crochet bomber […]

Contemplating The Jinx

Coming off of the massive success of this year’s widely popular podcast series Serial, HBO’s six-part true-crime documentary series The Jinx has garnered much of the same buzz as its counterpart. With similarly mysterious cases, the two true-crime investigations have proven popular subject matter for capturing the attention of their audiences. For me, director and producer Andrew Jarecki succeeded in […]

Davis Curricular Gallery utilized across disciplines

With the expansion of the Colby Museum in 2013, one of the many benefits to the college was the addition of the Davis Curricular Gallery. Designed as a space to foster the academic involvement of students and teachers in the museum, the Curricular Gallery enables artworks to be displayed for the duration of a semester.  As a result of the […]

Investigating gender and aesthetics in French Society

Ever so often, I’m reminded of just how many lectures, events, performances, etc. that are put on at our school and how many of them I miss. Usually I tell myself some self-pitying excuse about all the homework I have or how tired I’ve been lately—weak excuses to try to make myself feel better for not taking advantage of all […]

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Reflecting on a month of anatomy, an artist’s take

As an art major coming off of a fall spent abroad, I was excited to bring back with me all the inspiration I had gathered during my four months traveling through Europe. Having enjoyed an endless array of beautiful vistas, museums and architecture, the creation of my own artwork took a backseat to the viewing of others. For that reason, […]

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