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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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Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

On Tues., Oct. 8, the College announced that it is establishing the Diamond Family Director of the Arts to assist the ongoing revitalization of the arts happening both in Waterville and on campus. The new position, which was made possible by a donation from the Diamond family, is the latest part of the College’s recent campaign to prioritize creativity and […]

20×20: A PechaKucha Night to remember

20×20: A PechaKucha Night to remember

The 33rd Volume of PechaKucha Night in Waterville—sponsored by Team PK, WatervilleCreates!, and the Waterville Public Library—kicked off on Oct. 3 at 7 pm in the Waterville Opera House. PechaKucha Night (pronounced pe-chak-cha) started out as a one-off event in Tokyo in 2003 held by Klein Dytham Architecture to promote discussion amongst architects. Soon, however, it took off globally, and […]

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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, […]

Student Artist Feature: First-year drummer

Student Artist Feature: First-year drummer

Chris Mellen is a first-year student at the College and an involved member of the music scene here on Mayflower Hill. Mellen hails from Lynnfield, MA, and says that from a young age music has played an integral role in his life. He relayed that his parents’  love of music is what inspired him and his brother to take up […]

Coffee and vibes on Saturday night

Coffee and vibes on Saturday night

This past Saturday night, Sept. 28, the Mary Low Coffee House conducted the first in a long line of weekly entertainment segments. Shortly after 9 P.M., the coffee house’s lights were dimmed, and the stage was bathed in a warm, soft glow. Picking up his acoustic guitar, Elliot Penn `20 took the stage, and started off the night with some […]

Theaster Gates: Where to Next?

Theaster Gates: Where to Next?

Since Theaster Gates was announced as the Distinguished Artist and Director of Artist Initiatives in a three-year contract with the Colby Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute in April 2018, he’s been as busy as ever. With new exhibitions in museums and galleries across the globe, from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to London, it seems one can hardly go anywhere without […]

First Noontime Art Talk of year with faculty artists

First Noontime Art Talk of year with faculty artists

The first Noontime Art Talk featuring the artists of the 2019 Faculty Biennial Show took place in the Davis Gallery of the Museum on Friday, Sept. 20. Fall Studio Art faculty members Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Amanda Lilleston, and Thalassa Raasch presented and discussed their artwork, which is on display Sept. 5 through 22. Thalassa Raasch, photographer and Faculty Fellow […]

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Common Ground Fair: more than just food

Common Ground Fair: more than just food

The Common Ground Fair was in full swing in Unity, Maine this weekend. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s 43rd annual Common Ground Country Fair was exactly as advertised: “an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.”  […]

Wíw∂nikan. . . the beauty we carry: showcasing Wabanaki artwork

Wíw∂nikan. . . the beauty we carry: showcasing Wabanaki artwork

“Let’s think about the arbitrary-ness of statehood. . . [let’s think about] those people who have lived here for 15,000 years versus 200,” Diana Tuite, the College Museum of Art’s curator of modern and contemporary art said about the Wabanaki people (an Indigenous American tribe who occupied much of pre-colonial New England and southeastern Canada) in an interview with the […]

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