Arts & Entertainment

Vision comes together for Arts and Inovation Center

“Arts and Innovation” is one of a number of diverse initiatives making up Colby’s recently announced campaign, Dare Northward. Central to this initiative is the plan to build an extensive performing arts center over the current Mary Low Lot. “The idea for a performing arts center at Colby has really been around for the better part of a decade. It’s […]

Deconstruction + Reconstruction: Chakaia Booker Lecture

Deconstruction + Reconstruction: Chakaia Booker Lecture

Chakaia Booker circumnavigated Given Auditorium with a handheld microphone, tracing her artistic history while images of her work flipped by on the overhead projector. With each image, close to 100 shown, the artist read out the title from memory- often eliciting laughter with titles such as Gynecologist Visit. To a packed auditorium, on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m., artist Chakaia […]

Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Defend the prayer all you’d like, but my knees never met the ground with very much grace. So it is no wonder that upon seeing two girls walking, a sapling tree sprouts from inside my lungs. It feels not like the oak transpiring from the autumnal ground, or even like the pine whose needles tumble down to press briefly against […]

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The facade of Frontier is minimal but warm and inviting once guests step inside

The arts converge at Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery

Just under an hour away, Brunswick offers an alternative to the regular downtown Waterville restaurant scene. Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery is one of many shops and restaurants located in the heart of Brunswick, home to NESCAC rival Bowdoin College. The eclectic menu and inviting atmosphere coupled with a gallery wall to display local Maine artists, and a screening room […]

Quinn XCII seemed unphased by the large and boisterous crowd jumping around on Saturday night and often lowered his own music to include concert-goers  voices in one big jovial singalong.

Quinn XCII takes Page Commons by storm

After the chaos and disappointment that ensued at last year’s fall concert, the anticipation for an all around better experience this year was at an all-time high. As Saturday grew closer, students wondered if the Quinn XCII concert would mirror the disorganization, and instability of last year’s Kesha concert. “It was a complete 180,” Clay Rowland ’18 commented, “everything from […]

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Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

She only speaks in subtle tones as not to disturb the rest– her voice goes unaccounted for, dear sister, speak when spoken to– that is, in docile address. The courtroom is a place of men and intelligent ones at that but please, if you may let her interject I assure you, her insight is much deeper than her sex. Her […]

by Jackie Brokaw· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Bird Watching features a sketch your own bird activity, allowing museum-goers to add their own artistic talent to the exhibit.

Bye-Bye Birdie: Taxidermy Talk at the Museum

“If you want to learn about dead birds, you’re in the right place,” said artist, field biologist, and taxidermist, Jordan Chalfont. On Thursday, November 2nd in the Mirken Education Center, Chalfont alongside Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies, Justin McCann, led “Franken-Bird: A Taxidermy Talk and Demonstration,” which combined both a discussion of the Bird Watching: Audobon and Ornithology in Early […]

Hoppy-ness found at Bigelow Brewery

Hoppy-ness found at Bigelow Brewery

Tucked away on a scenic road 20 minutes from Mayflower Hill is an oasis of comfort and culture. Walking down the cobblestone path towards the entrance to the Bigelow Brewing Company, one is hard pressed not to notice the all of the stylistic details surrounding what appears to be a classic Maine barn. A statue of stacked kegs on one […]

Beer Review: Love for the G string

Beer Review: Love for the G string

Recently, one of my roommates and I decided that every week we want to try a new Maine brewed beer. Last week, when I was buying groceries at Hannafords, I was drawn to a beer by Funky Bow beer company, located in Lyman, Maine. The beer, cleverly named G-String, has a colorful can with a picture of a banjo on […]

by Gretchen O'Brien· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
An artful Halloween: costume party at the Colby Museum

An artful Halloween: costume party at the Colby Museum

“What’s this?” A young boy dressed as a superhero asked his mother, pointing to the frames of a Leah Modigliani exhibit. His mother explained the piece of work over the music and chatter that filled the Colby College Museum of Art. On Thursday, Oct. 26, art not only hung on  the walls but walked around the lobby, explored the galleries, […]