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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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The Elm: Waterville’s newest arts venue

The Elm: Waterville’s newest arts venue

This past Thursday, the Elm, an events venue described on its website as “Central Maine’s Premiere Destination for Events and Live Music” held its grand opening. Located at 21 College Avenue, just a short walk away from Main Street, the Elm follows in the footsteps of other well-known local arts organizations such as the Waterville Opera House and Common Street […]

Vision comes together for Arts and Inovation Center

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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