New Book by Green in UK’s The Review, Creative Boom, and Others

The new book When Midnight Comes Around by photographer Gary Green, associate professor of art, was reviewed in the UK publication The Review. “This new book presents a unique vantage point on a place and time whose impact on music and culture cannot be overestimated,” the review said of Green’s book, which contains photos taken by Green of the music and...

Plesch Edits and Contributes to Maine Arts Journal Summer Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, a member of the editorial board for the Maine Arts Journal, wrote the introduction for the summer issue and contributed two essays: “Teaching in a Time of Confinement,” on her experience teaching remotely, and “Plague Art? An Art Historian’s Musings on Pandemics,” on art during the plague. Plesch reports that Colby interns Sabina Garibovic ’22 and...

Plesch and Friedenreich publish in Studies in Iconography

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich have coauthored a paper recently published in the journal Studies in Iconography. Titled “’What is That to Us?’: The Eucharistic Liturgy and the Enemies of Christ in the Beam of the Passion,” the paper “addresses the so-called Beam of the Passion, an early 13th-century...

Plesch holds conversation with artist Abby Shahn on her retrospective at SPEEDWELL

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was in conversation with artist Abby Shahn on the occasion of her retrospective, Abby Shahn—50 Years, at SPEEDWELL projects in Portland, Maine. More than 80 people attended the April 19 Zoom event, which was hosted by SPEEDWELL’s founder/director Jocelyn Lee (aunt of Austin Lee ’20), who was in situ at the gallery, making a...

Spring Issue of Maine Arts Journal, Edited by Plesch, Article on Lilleston

In the Spring 2020 issue of the Maine Arts Journal, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has a piece on Amanda Lilleston, visiting assistant professor of art, who teaches printmaking at Colby. Plesch also wrote the introduction to this special issue on Macro/Micro, and, with the assistance of editorial interns Sabina Garibovic ‘22 and Andrew MacDonald ‘21, edited the issue.

Plesch in Demand at International Association of Word and Image Studies

Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “Word and Image in the Studio Practice” at the 108th College Art Association Annual Conference that took place in Chicago, February 12-15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies and Plesch also presented a response to the three papers in the panel,...

Ameri publishes article ” Who Holds the Keys?” in Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies

Marta Ameri, assistant professor of Art, has published an article titled “Who Holds the Keys? Identifying Female administrators at Shahr-i Sokhta” in Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies. The article compares the physical and iconographic aspects of seals found in the cemetery of the third millennium BCE Iranian site of Shahr-i Sokhta, with...

Sheehan awarded Boston Medical Library Fellowship at Harvard

Through the Boston Medical Library, the Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School offers annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine. Tanya Sheehan, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has been awarded a 2019-2020 fellowship to conduct research for her new book on African American artists and their...