Plesch Contributes to Maine Arts Journal Winter 2021 Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the 2021 winter issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled “A Conversation with James Fangbone” and “When More is Better: Horror Vacui in History.” She also wrote the introduction to this issue, dedicated to Maximalism: Courting Chaos or Creating Order?

Landscape Stories Interviews Green About Photography

A lengthy interview with photographer and Associate Professor of Art Gary Green appeared in the online magazine Landscape Stories. Green talked about the roots of his craft, his artistic inspiration, his poetic vision, and his teaching. “I learn by having to teach, and I learn by looking at the work of my students, from whom I learn...

Sheehan Discusses Her Smithsonian Editorship in Roundtable Discussion

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with two other editors of leading journals in the field of American art. In conversation with Jennifer Marshal and Jacqueline Francis of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Sheehan discussed her work since 2015...

Plesch Invited to Participate in Parisian Workshop

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was invited to participate in the workshop “Écritures exposées: la fabrique des espaces ‘publics'” (Exposed Writings: The Making of “Public” Space) organized by the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). The meeting took place Nov. 27, 2020, and Plesch provided...

Vanity Fair France Prints Gary Green Photographs

Photographs taken in the late ’70s and early ’80s by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green were featured in a six-page spread in Vanity Fair France. The photos come from Green’s new book When Midnight Comes Around. The spread includes photos of Debbie Harry, Laura Dean, and Joe Jackson.

Plesch in Conversation with Artist Shahn for SPEEDWELL Live!

The video of a conversation between Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and painter and multimedia artist Abby Shahn has just been released online. The original conversation took place April 19, 2020, as part of the SPEEDWELL LIVE! event. Plesch’s conversation was held in conjunction with Shahn’s exhibition at SPEEDWELL projects, a gallery in Portland, Maine, commemorating...

Plesch Contributes to Podcast Series “Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our Time”

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has recorded a conversation as part of the podcast series “Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time,” produced by members of the Dante Society of America in collaboration with the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Department of Italian Studies at New York University. Plesch’s conversation with Binghamton University’s Olivia Holmes is now available online. “Canto per Canto” was...

Fall Maine Arts Journal Runs Article by Editor Plesch, Piece by Libby

The Fall 2020 issue of the Maine Arts Journal, edited by Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, contains articles by two members of the Colby community. Plesch wrote the introduction to the issue—Where Are We? You Are Here/Now—as well as the article “Conversation with Abby Shahn.”  Artist Maggie Libby ’81, Colby’s curator of digital discovery and engagement, also...

Photographs by Green Included in Italian Exhibition

Photographs by Professor of Art Gary Green are included in the exhibition Brevi storie sull’animale strumentale, on view in the gallery Lab 27 in Treviso, Italy. The images come from Green’s forthcoming book, The River is Moving/The Blackbird Must be Flying. Lab 27 is a cultural and exhibition space that encourages dialogue and makes space for discussion, study, training,...

Sheehan Contributes Essay to New Book on Zealy Daguerreotypes

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to a new book published by Harvard’s Peabody Museum and Aperture, To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (2020). The book focuses on a group of early photographs of Africans and African Americans taken in...

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...

Plesch Humanities Lab Creates Website for L.C. Bates Museum

Colby students in the Humanities Lab AR393 Museum Practicum – The L.C. Bates Museum: History and Collections, taught by Professor Véronique Plesch, have created a new website for the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine. Click here to learn about the history of the museum, take a virtual tour, access informative learning materials, and read research papers on...

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...

Plesch and Freidenreich 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 Shahn on 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...

Spring Issue of Maine Arts Journal, Edited by Plesch, Article about 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

Professor of Art 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 Feb. 12–15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies. Plesch also presented a response to the three papers in the panel, one of which by John Tyson,...

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 2019-20 fellowship to conduct research for her new book on African-American artists and their engagement...

Borthwick to Speak at University of Arkansas Feb. 7

Assistant Professor of Art Bradley Borthwick has been invited by the Contemporary Sculpture Society to speak at the University of Arkansas. Borthwick “has completed stone-carving residencies in Country Donegal, Ireland, and Gunnison County, Colorado. He has also received research grants supporting travel to Rome, Italy, and the Orkney Islands of Scotland, where studies of remnant cultural...