Plesch Organizes, Chairs Session at College Art Association Annual Conference

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “Beyond the Mirror: Specularity and Its Uses” at the 107th College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, Feb. 15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies, and Plesch also presented a response to the four papers in the panel.

Mark Dion, 2019 Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities, to speak Feb. 27, 2019

February 27 2019 Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities Mark Dion 7:00 p.m., Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist whose work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to...

Paul Discoe presents the Clara M. Southworth Lecture on March 12, 2019

Paul Discoe is a designer and innovator who acts as the managing partner for O2 Artisans Aggregate (O2AA), an urban industrial ecopark in Oakland, California. He is also a design consultant for Japanese style temples, restaurants, houses and furniture. His studio at O2AA includes a small workshop for prototypes and one-of-a-kind objects, and handles repairs...

Last semester two students interveiwed Veronique Plesch for projects in classes, involving videos modern technologies in art museums and the art of tattooing.

The first one by Howie Gao ’22  for WP115, First-Year Writing: Writing about Writing, taught by Meghan Lynne Hancock. The Modern Technologies in Art Museums  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FHm8JA9-lA91J9JbBFkvhsi0QmxfUIEI  And the second by Hannah Southwick ’21 for CI248 Digital Publishing: Telling Stories Online,  taught by Erin E. Murphy. Inked Insights: A journey through the introspective art of tattooing https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=0dd8656b95ea4f46b7dce05c3e66fbae

Sheehan publishes article on Colby Museum painting by Thomas Le Clear

Tanya Sheehan (William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art) has published an article in the journal Panorama on Thomas Le Clear’s High, Jack, Game. This genre painting depicts two Irish newspaper boys engrossed in a card game called Seven Up as an African American whitewasher dressed in a mismatched military uniform observes their play. Sheehan’s article follows the...

Sheehan publishes new book on race and photographic humor

In her new book, Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor (Penn State Press, 2018), Tanya Sheehan (William R. Kenan Jr. associate professor of Art) explores how photographic humor was used in the United States and transnationally to express evolving ideas about race, black emancipation, and civil rights. Sheehan employs a trove of understudied materials to write a...

Film Screening: Boom for Real / White Walls Say Nothing – November 15 at 7:15 p.m.

Railroad Square Cinema November 15, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free! A double feature of recent documentaries about contemporary art, street graffiti, and the connections between them, screened in conjunction with Colby’s Art Department course AR474, Graffiti, Past and Present. Professor of Art Véronique Plesch will give a brief introduction. Boom For Real: The...