Marion Thompson Osborne, Colby Class of 1900 (Mrs. Duncan Matheson) with speculative voiceprint. <br>2004-5. Mixed media (charcoal, monoprinted oil paint) on paper. 44 x 30”

Marion Thompson Osborne, Colby Class of 1900 (Mrs. Duncan Matheson) with speculative voiceprint.
2004-5. Mixed media (charcoal, monoprinted oil paint) on paper. 44 x 30”

Drawn by artist and Colby Visual Resources Curator Maggie Libby ’81, this portrait of Colby’s first female African-American graduate, Marion Osborne (Class of 1900), was displayed at the University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery from Feb. 7 to March 14. Libby’s exhibition, Across References: Mapping the Paths of Glaciers, Rivers, Women’s Lives, also included portraits of other prominent Colby women, large-scale erasable charcoal drawings of the Sandy and Kennebec rivers, and interactive paintings.