Environmental Studies Program Partners with Center for Arts and Humanities, Colby College and Common Street Arts to present an artistic and academic exploration of climate change


In concert with the Environmental Studies Program and the Center for the Arts and Humanities at Colby College, Common Street Arts is pleased to bring the work of Nathalie Miebach to Downtown Waterville. Nathalie’s work is dynamic, thought-provoking, and in its essence, inter-disciplinary—she incorporates art, music, science, and technology to engage her audience in thoughtful dialogue about the environment and climate change. Nathalie records storms and weather patterns in the Gulf of Maine and uses thisscientific data to inform her complex sculptures based on basket weavingtraditions; she adds another expressive dimension by the creation of musical scores thatcomplement and accompany the sculptures. Nathalie’s work produces a powerful emotional effect through this rich blending of aural and visual elements into a single engagingpattern.


Nathalie Miebach: Blizzards, Gales and Ocean Buoys will open at Common Street Arts on March 10th with a special opening reception from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The show will run through April 20th.



Associated Programs: All events will be held at Common Street Arts and are free and open to the public.


Sunday, March 10th @ 4:00 p.m Reading by Dr. Carl Safina

The Blizzards, Gales and Ocean Buoys exhibition coincides with theresidency of Colby College’s first Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies, Dr. Carl Safina. As part of the exhibition’s opening celebration, Dr. Safina will read from his book, The View from Lazy Point.  For more information on Dr. Safina and Colby College’s Environmental Studies Program, please visit:



Additional Programming includes:


Saturday, April 6th @ 6:30 p.m Nathalie Miebach Artist’s Talk

Please join us to hear Nathalie speak about her work, followed by an open discussion to learn more about her working process.  For more information, please visit:  www.nathaliemiebach.com


Saturday, April 6th @ 7:30 p.m “The Ghostly Crew of the Andrea Gail” 

Please join us for a unique compositional collaboration between Nathalie Miebach and musicians Frank Mauceri (saxophone), Carl Dimow (flutes), Peter McLaughlin (percussion) and Joshua DeScherer (contra bass).  The exhibition, Blizzards, Gales and Ocean Buoys, includes sculpture comprised and constructed by weather and storm data, which is then translated into musical scores.  Come hear these amazing compositions!  Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities at Colby College.  For more information on the Center, please visit: http://www.colby.edu/news_events/c/n/061912/2640067/colby-to-launch-center-for-arts-and-humanities-/


Saturday, April 13th @ 4:00 p.m. “Lessons from the Past”

Please join us to learn more about the changing ocean environment. Dr. Loren McClenachan, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College, will discuss the conservation implications of long-term changes to ocean ecosystems. Her research is motivated by the desire to more effectively conserve and manage marine resources.



Common Street Arts’ mission is to enhance the creative, artistic, and economic vitality of the Waterville community through outstanding arts education and exhibitions.  CSA is located at 16 Common Street, Waterville, Maine and is open from Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit www.commonstreetarts.org or call 207.872.ARTS.