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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Socrates Sculpture Park is home to many weather-friendly art pieces such
as Tanda Francis’ Take Me With You (2017) as part of their annual exhibition

Just what can you do with an art major?

Each fall, studio art and art history majors have the opportunity to take a networking trip to a city of the faculty’s choice, generously endowed by Alan Mirken ’51. This year’s trip was to New York City and took place over fall break. The nine students were accompanied by three faculty members, Ankeney Weitz of the art history department, Bradley […]

Senior Tony Karalekas aka DJ Tonedeff can be found at any number of the downtown bars, setting the pace - and the beat - for a fun night on the town.

Colby’s most in demand DJ

Club Viper, Waterville’s hottest nightclub, is notorious for hosting Colby’s most energetic Thursday nights. Colorful lights flash back and forth, illuminating the dance floor flooded with fun-loving Colby students dancing the night away. Responsible for the movement of the crowd is none other than Colby senior Tony Karalekas, also known as DJ Tonedeff. “The name DJ Tonedeff was actually a […]

Students have a chance to interact with and study alongside Leah Modigliani's thought-provoking work pertaining to questions of loss and displacement.

Leah Modigliani: How Long Can We Tolerate This? An incomplete record from 1933-1999

As of Sept. 1, How Long Can We Tolerate This? An incomplete record from 1933-1999 lines the lobby walls of the Colby Museum of Art. The artist, Leah Modigliani, lives in Philadelphia and is the Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Much thought and consideration goes into the where, what, and why of […]

Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Artist, urban planner, musician, community organizer—a jack-of-all traits—Theaster Gates joins us on Mayflower Hill as the first inaugural Lunder Institute Artist in Residence. Made possible through the generous contributions of Peter ’56 and Life Trustee Paula Lunder, Gates’s residence this year will see through the mission of the newly established Lunder Institute of American Art to engage his practice and […]

Hartley’s new exhibit in the Colby College Museum depicts scenes of Maine. Above is the center of the exhibit and behind are various landscapes by the painter himself.

The Return of the “Painter From Maine”: Marsden Hartley’s Maine

As the self-proclaimed “Painter From Maine”, Marsden Hartley’s new exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art delivers a complex set of emotions and images pertaining to Maine. Inspired by transcendentalist thinkers such as Emerson and Thoreau, Hartley creates a narrative about his home state that is equal parts beautiful and dark. His complicated relationship with Maine is laid out […]

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Today at 4:30 p.m., senior art majors will unveil their year-long projects in a professional display at the Colby College Museum of Art. The mediums range from photography to video to painting, all holding special significance to the artists. This event is a triumphant cumulation of the painstaking work and love that went into each and every one of these […]

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

Last week, the Student Programming Board, SPB, released the long-awaited lineup for the annual Roberts Road spring festival in a video made by Palmer Taylor ’17, Riley Meidell ’18 and David Martin ’19. The artists performing next week at the festival are D.R.A.M. feat. Daff, with special guests Kap Slap and Jimi Tents. The video featured an old-school boombox and […]