Plesch organized, chaired, and presented at International conference

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “The River: Reality, Myth, and Metaphor” (Le Fleuve: Réalité, Mythe, et Métaphore) at the international conference “Water and Sea in Word and Image” (L’Eau et la mer dans les textes et les images) held at the University of Luxembourg July 12–16, 2021 (originally scheduled for July 2020, the conference was...

Summer 2021 Maine Arts Journal Rich with Colby Connections

The summer issue of the Maine Arts Journal opens with an introduction written by Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, who is one of the journal’s editors; contains a Q&A between Plesch and Associate Professor of Art Bradley Borthwick; and includes a historical piece in which Plesch mentions the Isamu Noguchi sculpture in the Colby College Museum of Art. Moreover, noted art...

Article on Senior Exhibition Catalog in Colby Magazine

Laura Meader, Associate Director of Communications, wrote a nice piece on the senior exhibition catalog: Peer Review – Art exhibition catalog elevates student writers and artists alike. It’s great to see the Art Department’s work and the collaborative potential highlighted in this way.  https://www.colby.edu/magazine/senior-art-exhibition/

Plesch invited to join board of South Solon Historical Society

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has been invited to join the board of directors of the South Solon Historical Society, which main goal is “to care for and preserve the life and traditions of the Meeting House.” Built in 1842, the South Solon Meeting House is on the National Historic Register. Between 1952 and 1956, the interior of the building received floor-to-ceiling contemporary...

Sheehan contributes to Library Company’s innovative digital catalog

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, is one of four invited contributors to the Library Company of Philadelphia’s innovative project, Imperfect History: Digital Catalog. An integral online element of the online exhibition Imperfect History, the catalog creatively engages with the project’s concept of (un)conscious bias and multiple viewpoints in reading images. Broadbent, Samuel, 1810-1880,...

Green’s Around Midnight included on Landscape Stories Roundup

The latest book by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, Around Midnight, was included in a piece called “Psychotic Reactions” on Landscape Stories. Green is in good company, as many well-known writers and photographers such as Chris Killip, Nick Waplington, Christian Patterson, Paul D’amato, and Rebecca Solnit are included in the piece.

Green’s Photographs on View at Paris Gallery

Photographs by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green will be on view in a two-person show at the Galerie Miranda in Paris May 6-26, 2021. The exhibition, Rebels & Dandies, features Green’s work from his book When Midnight Comes Around.  

Spring 2021 Issue of the Maine Arts Journal – Articles by Editor Véronique Plesch and a Conversation and Poetry by Adrian Blevins

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the 2021 spring issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled “The Comforts of Domesticity“ and “Leading with the Arts: A Conversation with Teresa McKinney and Jacqueline Terrassa.” She also wrote the introduction to this issue, “The New Normal: A Dialogue.” Professor of English and Creative Writing Adrian Blevins discusses life...

Hickey contributes chapters to two different volumes

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Amber Hickey contributed a chapter to the recently published Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change (eds. TJ Demos, Subhankar Banerjee, and Emily Eliza Scott). The chapter, titled “Remembering the Land: Art, Direct Action, and the Denial of Extractive Realities on Bougainville,” mobilizes the work of Bougainvillean artist...