Arts & Entertainment

Reflecting on the path of an art major at Colby

Every student majoring in an art at Colby will experience a similar trajectory. Whether it’s painting, photography, theater, dance, cinema, music, writing, or any other artistic skill, our classes follow the same path: first we learn the art through others, then we make it ourselves, then we question everything. The first part takes place throughout the first 18 years of […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

New bill proposed to stimulate Maine film industry

On Monday, Representative John Joseph Picchiotti (R-Fairfield) presented a bill (LD 1004) to the state Legislation’s Tax Committee designed to bolster the film industry in Maine. With the support of some local filmmakers and the Maine Film Office, Picchiotti discussed potential amendments to state tax incentives that financially prohibit many large-scale productions from shooting in the State of Maine. Currently, […]

Senior artist profile series: Marina Wells ’15

Each year in May, The 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. In the weeks leading up to the opening on May 7, the Echo will feature each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations and […]

by Wilder Davies· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Tax credit proposed to stimulate Maine film industry

On Monday, Representative John Joseph Picchiotti (R-Fairfield) presented a bill (LD 1004) to the state Legislation’s Tax Committee designed to bolster the film industry in Maine. With the support of some local filmmakers and the Maine Film Office, Picchiotti discussed potential amendments to state tax incentives that financially prohibit many large-scale productions from shooting in the State of Maine. Currently, […]

Reflecting on the path of an art major at Colby

Every student majoring in an art at Colby will experience a similar trajectory. Whether it’s painting, photography, theater, dance, cinema, music, writing, or any other artistic skill, our classes follow the same path: first we learn the art through others, then we make it ourselves, then we question everything. The first part takes place throughout the first 18 years of […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

Senior artist profile series: Marina Wells ’15

Each year in May, The 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. In the weeks leading up to the opening on May 7, the Echo will feature each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations and […]

Argüello ’15 keeps fashion a priority

For anyone who knows Solon Argüello ’15, they know that no matter the occasion, he will always look stylish. A combination of chic and too-cool-to-care, Argüello stands out in the seemingly endless sea of Bean boots and Patagonia.  His personal style utilizes current trends while always functioning as an agent of self-expression and empowerment. I spoke with him about how […]

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 […]