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Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Monday kicked off the Pugh Community Board’s annual SHOUT (Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together) week. The theme of SHOUT week this year is “Art as Politic“. According to the announcement on ColbyNow, “Art has the ability to connect, move, and empower people to imagine, see, and understand the world in different ways. In other words, art is transformational. Art as […]

The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

Last Wednesday, President Greene announced that Sharon Corwin, Director and Chief Curator of the Colby College Museum of Art, will be leaving the College on June 1 to become CEO of the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art. Corwin was first hired by the College in 2002 as Lunder Curator for American Art, and within four years, she had moved […]

The Colby Museum of Art’s newest edition: The Sea in a Jug

The Colby Museum of Art’s newest edition: The Sea in a Jug

Through a partnership with the Welch Collection and Harvard Art Museum, the Colby Museum of Art has put together its newest exhibition: The Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Islamic and Later Indian Art. This exhibit marks an important link between the museum and the College’s curriculum. the exhibit’s faculty partner, Professor Marta Ameri, and students in her […]

African Music JanPlan puts on impressive show

African Music JanPlan puts on impressive show

The African Music JanPlan class put on its final performance in the Bixler Given Auditorium on the eve of Sunday, Feb. 16. The concert, which was free and open to the public, drew a crowd of dozens of students, faculty and staff, parents, and Watervillians, all of whom came to enjoy a night of traditional African drumming, song, and dance. […]

The River Rail: Exploring the environment

The River Rail: Exploring the environment

While climate change is often represented by scientific models, the arts and humanities have the unique power to evoke emotional responses and articulate imagined futures. The River Rail: Occupy Colby, a special edition of world-renowned art magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, features work centered on human engagement with environmental issues. As a collaboration between the Colby College Museum of Art, the […]

Mules Menswear: Workwear for all!

Mules Menswear: Workwear for all!

It was Thomas Jefferson who told us that nothing is certain except death and taxes. There’s another thing we are guaranteed in this life: the appropriation of workwear. Workwear has been and always will be borrowed from the working class and worn by the fashionable. Levi Strauss made his fortune by selling his durable, copper-riveted pants to gold miners in […]

Artful Halloween: Frights and Fun

Artful Halloween: Frights and Fun

This past Halloween, the Colby College Museum of Art covered their normally pristine lobby with pumpkins, spiderwebs, and other spooky decorations for their annual Artful Halloween event. The event, planned by the Museum Student Advisory Board (MSAB) encouraged students, faculty, and locals alike to dress in their best art-related costumes and flock to the Museum for some Halloween fun.  “This […]

A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

“How do we get there?” Carrie Mae Weems asked the audience in the College’s Given Auditorium. “How do we unpack the difficulty of where we are as a country, as a nation? What are the questions that we need to ask, what are the questions that we need to navigate, what are the things that we need to see, that […]

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 […]

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, […]