Green’s photos of Waterville at Common Street Arts

The “Picturing Waterville” exhibit opens May 24, 2017 at Common Street Arts in downtown Waterville. The exhibit includes contemporary and historical photography, community photo and video projects, downtown walking tours, urban sketching, and pinhole photo workshops. Professor Gary Green’s “Elm City,” a series of Waterville photos, will be displayed as part of this exhibition. ‘Picturing Waterville’...

2017 Senior Art Exhibition opens May 4

Join us for the opening of the 2017 Senior Art Exhibition, featuring work by graduating Studio Art majors and Art minors. The reception will be held on May 4, 4:30-6:30 in the Colby College Museum of Art. The exhibit will run through May 21, 2017.  

Mitchell exhibition at ICON Contemporary Art

The first exhibition for 2017 at ICON Contemporary Art will be new work by gallery artist Garry Mitchell.  A long-time member of the Colby College art faculty, Mitchell will be showing a collection of both large and small acrylic on canvas or panel paintings and a group of framed mono-types. The Garry Mitchell shows opens...

Sheehan on Fotomuseum’s Still Searching blog

In March and April 2017, Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan contributed to the “Still Searching” blog published by the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. Her five-part blog series on Photography and Migration considers the role of the photographic medium in the human crossing of geographical and cultural borders. The series reflects on the photographic culture of the contemporary global migration crisis, placing it into...

Engman participates in Zeuxis exhibit

Professor of Art, Bevin Engman, is participating in a traveling exhibit entitled, Zeuxis: The Unstill Life. The exhibit is currently displayed at The Painting Center in NYC. Following New York, it will be shown in Arizona and Mississippi. Among the paintings by Engman included in the show are The Redshift, 2015, shown below.  

Green interviews Susannah Sayler

Gary Green interviews Susannah Sayler for Urbanautica’s newsletter in an article titled,”Susannah Sayler on Canaries, Climate Change and Collaboration.” In the article she describes ‘The Canary Project’, which she co-founded with collaborator Edward Morris. The project has a mission to produce art and media that she hopes will deepen public understanding of climate change and...

Harkett coedits new book on Horace Vernet

With Katie Hornstein, Visiting Associate Professor of Art Daniel Harkett has coedited Horace Vernet and the Thresholds of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture. Published by the University Press of New England in 2017, this collection reconsiders the life and work of Emile Jean-Horace Vernet (1789–1863), presenting him as a crucial figure for understanding the visual culture of modernity....

Sheehan named William R. Kenan, Jr. Associate Professor of Art

Tanya Sheehan, an accomplished scholar of American art and visual culture from the nineteenth century to the present, has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art. Professor Sheehan is an expert in the history of photography and the representation of race in American art. She is the author or editor of...

Plesch lecture for the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a lecture via Skype, “Words, Images, and Materiality in Early Performance,” on December 20, 2016. Her audience was the Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature Ph.D. Program at the School of Arts and Humanities and the Centre for Portuguese Literature, University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the...